The Pirates have acquired catcher Mike McKenry in a trade with the Red Sox, a source tells Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Boston will receive a player to be named later or cash considerations, according to Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com (via Twitter).
Pittsburgh has been in search of a catcher ever since losing Ryan Doumit and Chris Snyder to the disabled list. Manager Clint Hurdle recently admitted that the club was having a hard time acquiring a catcher as clubs were looking to take advantage of their situation. The club could potentially be without Doumit until the end of July and without Snyder all season.
McKenry, 26, spent the first five years of his career with the Rockies organization before being dealt to the Red Sox in late March. In 127 career Triple-A games, McKenry has a slash line of .268/.337/.425 with 13 homers.