ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Angels have acquired veteran outfielder Shane Victorino and cash from the Boston Red Sox in a trade for infielder Josh Rutledge.
The Angels announced the deal Monday.
The 34-year-old Victorino is a two-time World Series champion, a two-time All-Star and a four-time Gold Glove winner. He has spent the past three years in Boston, batting .245 in just 33 games this season with two stints on the disabled list.
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Victorino mostly played right field for Boston, but is likely to play in left field against left-handed pitchers for the Angels. Los Angeles has struggled mightily at the position since owner Arte Moreno got rid of Josh Hamilton in April.
Matt Joyce was expected to be the primary starter in left, but he is batting .178 in an awful season. Joyce also might have incurred a concussion in Sunday's win over Texas. Rutledge has spent this season in the minors after playing in 105 games for the Angels last season.