Red Sox make big catch, acquire Orioles' Lopez

Updated: August 6, 2006, 3:00 PM ET
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BALTIMORE -- Javy Lopez was traded from the Baltimore Orioles to Boston on Friday, a deal that gives the former All-Star another chance to play and provides the Red Sox a replacement for injured catcher Jason Varitek.

Karabell's fantasy take

While Red Sox fans see little downside on the low-cost acquisition of Javy Lopez to replace the injured Jason Varitek, fantasy baseball owners are well aware of Lopez's limited value. With eight home runs and 31 RBI, Lopez isn't exactly ...

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