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Red Sox deal three for Victor Martinez

Updated: August 1, 2009, 3:26 PM ET
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CLEVELAND -- The Boston Red Sox got the big bat they were looking for, acquiring All-Star slugger Victor Martinez from the Cleveland Indians on Friday.

The rebuilding Indians received right-hander Justin Masterson and minor league pitchers Nick Hagadone and Bryan Price. The trade came shortly before the 4 p.m. ET deadline to complete deals without waivers.

Prior to officially acquiring Martinez, Boston spun off first baseman Adam LaRoche and cash in a trade with his former team, ...

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