MLB News Story - Red Sox trade minor league slugger Brentz to Pirates

 
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Red Sox trade minor league slugger Brentz to Pirates

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) The Boston Red Sox have traded outfielder Bryce Brentz to the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash.

The teams made the deal Tuesday.

Brentz played a total of 34 games for Boston in 2014 and 2016, hitting .287 with one home run and nine RBIs. He spent all of last season at Triple-A Pawtucket, hitting 31 homers with 85 RBIs.

The 29-year-old Brentz won the Triple-A All-Star Home Run Derby last July, and has 127 career homers in the minors.

Pittsburgh put right-handed pitcher Nick Burdi on the 60-day disabled list to make roster room for Brentz.

Updated February 20, 2018

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