J.D. Drew went on the disabled list (shocker) with a bad back on Tuesday, and on Wednesday the Red Sox finalized a deal with the Atlanta Braves to get outfielder Mark Kotsay. The Sox gave up a Class A outfield named Luis Sumoza in the deal.
Seems like a good move to me. Kotsay is a decent hitter, though he doesn't have any power (six home runs). I don't know if Drew will be back once he's eligible, so getting Kotsay gives the Sox at least a little bit of insurance. Not much of a downside.
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