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Red Sox Trade for Kevin Cash, Sign Rich Hill

The Red Sox have made a couple necessary moves in the last couple days. With the team short at the catcher position due Victor Martinez’s untimely injury and DL trip, the Sox traded minor league infielder Angel Sanchez for old friend Kevin Cash, who played catcher for the Sox in 2007 and 2008.

There’s no word whether Cash will join the big league club immediately, or will be sent to Triple-A while Gustavo Molina backs up Jason Varitek at the major league level.

Cash hit .204 with the Astros this season with two HRs and four RBI. His primary value, as pointed out by the Globe, is that he’s caught Tim Wakefield 35 times in his career. With Wake starting on Friday, Cash will probably be called up to start.

Sox Sign Rich Hill

In other Sox news, the team signed lefthander Rich Hill and optioned him to Triple-A Pawtucket. The former Cubs prospect has never lived in his potential. He last pitched in the majors last season for the

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