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Red Sox Acquire Eric Hull

The Red Sox and Dodgers made a deal last night.  The Sox acquired 28 year-old righty pitcher Eric Hull for 23 year-old shortstop Christian Lara.

Lara was once Boston's top shortstop prospect, but he's been passed by Jed Lowrie and several others.  A couple years ago Baseball America wrote that Lara had "a chance to be a plus defender."  They weren't impressed with his bat.  The Sox challenged him by putting him at Double A in 2005-06, but he was demoted to High A for '07.

Hull seems like an organizational arm, though he did intrigue last year with an 11.1 K/9 in Triple A as a reliever.  Doesn't help that he's just 5'11" though.  The Dodgers needed roster space and designated him for assignment on March 31st.


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