July 31, 2009
Red Sox Acquire Victor Martinez
By Jack Curry
Redsox – Bats Blog
Update | 3:29 p.m. As David Ortiz and the Red Sox deal with the disclosure that he was on the 2003 list of players who used performance enhancers, one way to divert the attention from Ortiz is by making a splashy trade.
The Red Sox acquired Victor Martinez, a catcher and first baseman, from the Indians on Friday, according to an official in Major League Baseball. Relief pitcher Justin Masterson and two minor leaguers will go the Indians.
Earlier this month, the Red Sox would not trade the promising pitcher Clay Buchholz for Martinez. Martinez, a switch-hitter, has a reasonable $7 million contract option for 2010.