Pirates trade Jonathan Van Every to Red Sox

The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded outfielder Jonathan Van Every to the Boston Red Sox, according to Rob Biertempfel.  Van Every was acquired by the Pirates last year after being released by the Red Sox.  In 35 at-bats in Indianapolis this year, he put up a .314/.368/.543 line, with two homers.  Van Every is 30 years old, so he’s not really a prospect, but he could have made a decent bench player, with a chance to be the Garrett Jones of 2010.

The Red Sox currently have a lot of outfield injuries, so there’s a chance Van Every could end up in the majors soon.  He has a .286/.355/.464 line in just 28 major league at-bats, with one homer, in his previous time with the Red Sox.  Of course, he could just be AAA filler with the Red Sox recently calling up Darnell McDonald and Josh Reddick to replace Jacoby Ellsbury and Mike Cameron in the majors.

Author: Tim Williams

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

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