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Red Sox trade lefty Morales to Rockies for infielder Herrera

Sox deal Morales

The Boston Red Sox acquired versatile infielder Jonathan Herrera from the Colorado Rockies for left-hander Franklin Morales yesterday.

The 29-year-old Herrera hit .292 with one homer and 16 RBI in 195 at-bats for Colorado last season. He played second base, third, shortstop and two games in left field.

Morales is coming off a season in which he went 2-2 with a 4.62 ERA in 20 games for the World Series champion Red Sox. He was a member of the Rockies when they made their run to the World Series in 2007, only to be swept by Boston. Colorado also picked up minor league reliever Chris Martin in the deal.

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