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Red Sox acquire lefty Matt Thornton

Updated: July 13, 2013, 1:02 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Boston Red Sox, acting swiftly after losing Andrew Miller to a season-ending foot injury, announced Friday night that they have acquired left-handed reliever Matt Thornton and cash from the Chicago White Sox for minor-league outfielder Brandon Jacobs.

"You don't go into July hoping to trade for a reliever,'' Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said in a conference call Friday night. "But we are what we are. We've had a lot of attrition in that area, and ...

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