Marlins Pick Up OF Mike Cameron In Trade With Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have traded outfielder Mike Cameron to the Florida Marlins, less than a week after cutting the three-time Gold Glove winner.

The Red Sox sent the 38-year-old Cameron and cash to the Marlins for either a player to be named or cash. The deal was announced before Boston hosted Toronto on Tuesday night.

Cameron hit just .149 with three home runs and nine RBIs in 33 games for Boston this season. The Red Sox designated him for assignment last Thursday.

Cameron has about $3.5 million left on a two-year, $15.5 million contract he signed as a free agent before last season. He is a .249 career hitter with 272 home runs, 950 RBIs and 296 stolen bases. The Marlins will be his eighth team.

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  • alex

    Again, never fails getting a retiree instead of a valuable pitcher… release vasquez already..k. improving your offense helps yet pitching is the key to building championship team…

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