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Red Sox trade for Saltalamacchia

Updated: July 31, 2010, 11:19 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Boston Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein wanted to acquire a catcher at the trade deadline, and now he's got one.

The Sox traded a pair of minor-league prospects (first baseman Chris McGuiness and pitcher Roman Mendez) on Saturday to the Texas Rangers in exchange for catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia.

The 25-year-old backstop has been on the Red Sox's radar for some time, and now that he's in the mix, he has been optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket for the time being. ...

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