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Astros trade C Cash to Red Sox for INF Sanchez

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The banged-up Boston Red Sox have acquired catcher Kevin Cash from the Houston Astros for infielder Angel Sanchez.

The 32-year-old Cash played for the Red Sox in 2007 and 2008. He'll give the Red Sox depth behind the plate after they put All-Star catcher Victor Martinez on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday because of a broken left thumb.

Cash hit .204 with two home runs and four RBIs for Houston. The Astros designated him for assignment on June 22 and no team made a move to get him.

Sanchez played in one game for Boston. He hit .274 for Triple-A Pawtucket. The Astros recently lost rookie shortstop Tommy Manzanella for six weeks because of a finger injury.

Houston also designated Triple-A Round Rock infielder Yordany Ramirez for assignment.