Red Sox reacquire Mirabelli to catch Wakefield

Updated: May 2, 2006, 2:34 AM ET
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BOSTON -- Catcher Doug Mirabelli got a police escort from the airport, changed into his uniform in a car and made it to Fenway Park just in time to fill his unique role as personal catcher to knuckleballer Tim Wakefield.

The Boston Red Sox reacquired Mirabelli from the San Diego Padres in exchange for catcher Josh Bard, minor-league pitcher Cla Meredith. The Padres also received $100,000 in the deal, ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney is reporting.

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