Saturday, April 24, 2010
Red Sox Get Ahold of Van Every Again
Today the Red Sox made a move to bolster their veteran-deprived outfield by acquiring Jonathan Van Every (right) from the Pittsburgh Pirates. Van Every played for the Red Sox in '08 and '09 but was released and acquired by the Pirates over the winter. With the injuries to Mike Cameron and Jacoby Ellsbury, the outfield is pretty thin with only J.D. Drew, Darnell McDonald, Jeremy Hermida, Josh Reddick and now Van Every. With the acquisition, Josh Reddick has been optioned to Pawtucket and Santo Luis has been released to make room on the 40-man roster. In 2010 for the Indianapolis Indians (Pirates' AAA affiliate) Van Every has been .314/2/4. In '09 he had a nice season as a bench player, going .364/1/3 in 7 games and in '08 he was .235/0/5 in 11 games. He will probably see some playing time in the 2 weeks we have without Ellsbury and Cameron.