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Ramirez traded; Hermida designated

Updated: August 1, 2010, 12:34 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- It's no secret Boston Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein loves his prospects and draft picks.

He's been consistent during his tenure in not giving up top-rated prospects in exchange for short-term solutions at the trade deadline, and he was true to form again Saturday as he felt the marginal relievers on the market were not worth giving up the likes of outfielder Ryan Kalish or pitcher Felix Doubront.

So instead of literally giving up the farm, Epstein made ...

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