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Red Sox acquire Mike Aviles

Updated: July 30, 2011, 7:47 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

CHICAGO -- The Boston Red Sox's first trading-deadline deal this year did not involve a pitcher, but a utility infielder.

The Red Sox acquired veteran infielder Mike Aviles from the Kansas City Royals for infielder Yamaico Navarro and minor league pitcher Kendal Volz, the Royals announced Saturday afternoon. Navarro left U.S. Cellular Field by taxi at about 2:15 p.m., headed to join the Royals.

Aviles finished fourth in Rookie of the Year voting in 2008, when he batted .325 ...

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