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.