Red Sox Acquire Guillermo Quiroz For Cash, According To Report

The Red Sox have acquired a potential backup catcher from Seattle, getting Guillermo Quiroz in exchange for cash considerations, according to Shannon Drayer of ESPN Seattle.

The 30-year-old Quiroz played part of seven seasons in the majors but has only played a combined six games since 2008. He spent this season with the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers, and played well, hitting .278 with 15 homers and earning a trip to the Pacific Coast League All-Star Game, but the Mariners have John Jaso, Miguel Olivo, and young slugger Jesus Montero at the big-league level, making Quiroz superfluous.

He's more useful in Boston: Ryan Lavarnway, who currently backs up Jarrod Saltalamacchia, is only hitting .174. If Quiroz, a career .208 hitter, could translate his decent hitting season to the major league level, he could be helpful as a backup at the very least, and Boston is getting him on the cheap without having to give up any players.

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