The Boston Red Sox today traded outfielder Bryce Brentz to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for cash considerations.
President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement.
Brentz, 29, represented Triple-A Pawtucket as an International League mid- and post-season All-Star in 2017, finishing the year tied for fifth among all minor leaguers with a career-high 31 home runs in 120 games. The 2017 Triple-A Home Run Derby champion spent the entire season with the PawSox, batting .271 (122-for-450) with 75 runs, 85 RBI, and a .529 slugging percentage. In 34 major league games-all with Boston in 2014 and 2016-the outfielder has hit .287 (25-for-87) with five doubles, one home run, and nine RBI. Selected by Boston in the first round (36th overall) of the 2010 June Draft, he has also appeared in 716 minor league games, batting .262 (709-for-2,706) with 127 home runs.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.