Red Sox Acquire Jonathan Van Every

The Red Sox acquired outfielder Jonathan Van Every from the Pirates in exchange for a player to be named later, according to a team press release.  To make room for Van Every on the 40-man roster, Boston has designated righty Santo Luis for assignment.

Van Every spent 2008 and part of 2009 with Boston, making 18 big league appearances across the two seasons.  Despite hitting .263/.360/.524 with 26 HRs in 2008 for the club's Triple-A affiliate, the 30-year-old was released in July of the following year.  Van Every has one option remaining.  The move improves Boston's outfield depth as Mike Cameron and Jacoby Ellsbury are on the 15-day disabled list.

Luis, 26, was claimed off waivers from the White Sox ten days ago. He posted a 4.34 ERA, 12.7 K/9, and 3.7 BB/9 in 56 High A relief innings last year, allowing 11 home runs.  Chicago had claimed Luis from the Astros in '07 in the minor league phase of the Rule 5 draft. 


9 Responses to Red Sox Acquire Jonathan Van Every Leave a Reply

  1. quaker1771 5 years ago

    didnt they already have him

  2. jb1996 5 years ago

    Who is still in triple A when all the trades we trade peopl form triple a for a PTBNL. First Virgil Vasquez now Van Every. Soon the bucs won’t hve a triple A. They need to get a player whe they mke th trade

    • Yankees420 5 years ago

      PTBNL stands for “PLAYER to be named later” so the Pirates will be getting a player back with this trade.

  3. hawkny1 5 years ago

    Van Every = AAAA quality player. To his credit, he did bring some excitement to Fenway during his last stint with the Red Sox. Of greater concern than temporarily filling an OF roster slot, is what are Theo & Co. going to do about the catching situation where, in 18 games the opposition has stolen 34 bases in 35 tries?????????

    • I’d try to wrestle Kurt Suzuki away from Oakland… but the bigger problem is what to do with Victor then. Really three DH’s.

      • jwredsox 5 years ago

        Think the question over starting Victor, Lowell, or Ortiz is an easy one

        • Yankees420 5 years ago

          It would definitely be easy to decide who to start but that would also mean Boston would be paying 24.5MM dollars to 2 players that aren’t starting, ouch.

          • bosoxarl 5 years ago

            unless of course they ship Ortiz or Lowell to the A’s in the trade, but I have heard Chris Snyder once Montero comes off the DL

          • bosoxarl 5 years ago

            unless of course they ship Ortiz or Lowell to the A’s in the trade, but I have heard Chris Snyder once Montero comes off the DL

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