The Boston Red Sox have taken over the first baseman / outfielder Steve Pearce from the Toronto Blue Jays, announced the team on Thursday .

In return, the Blue Jays are rewarded with the minor league infielder Santiago Espinal as well as the ever popular cash.

Pearce will offer some right-handers (he beats 306 against left-handers this season) to the Red Sox line-up or from the bench in a platoon situation with reigning first baseman Mitch Morelan d.

Pearce joins his seventh team in a 12-year career in the top league. Once Pearce makes his Red Sox debut, he will have played for every team in the AL East.

23-year-old Espinal played for Salem's High A subsidiary Red Sox and hit .314 this season. 19659016] The deadline for waiving the waiver of Major League Baseball is July 31st. So it's the first of many who is trying to oust the Red Sox title from rival New York Yankees.

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