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Boston Red Sox acquire Matt Thornton

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The Boston Red Sox finally made their move in the trade market on Friday evening, as they acquired left-handed pitcher Matt Thornton from the Chicago White Sox.

The move, which will reportedly see the Red Sox send outfield prospect Brandon Jacobs to Chicago, will come as a relief to many Red Sox fans that have been understandably concerned with the health of their bullpen since losing Andrew Miller to a season-ending foot injury. 

The loss of Miller meant that Craig Breslow had become the only left-handed relief pitcher that Boston had; this move therefore will add some much needed depth in middle-inning pitching.

The move came slightly earlier than some had predicted. It was believed that the Red Sox would not trade until closer to the trade deadline of July 31st. When asked about the timing of the trade, Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington stated that it was down to Boston’s schedule after the All-Star break.

The Red sox will play three games against the Yankees, followed by four games against the Rays and three games against the Orioles in a tough divisional stretch. 

Thornton has previously been successful against left-handed pitchers in the AL-East, and the Red Sox will be hoping this form continues to help them get through what could turn out to be a crucial spell in the division title race.

It is still not clear what other trade options the Red Sox may be looking at before the deadline. Rumours suggest that they may be looking for a value trade at third base. Stephen Drew has had injury concerns forcing Iglesias to play shortstop and Will Middlebrooks has not yet returned from Pawtucket.


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