March 26, 2012; Clearwater, FL, USA; Boston Red Sox first baseman Lars Anderson (62) catches the ball at first in the sixth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Bright House Networks Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE
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For the Red Sox, inaction was the best course of action at the 2012 MLB trade deadline. Instead of blowing it up or taking less to unload troubled starts, the Sox stayed the course and merely acquired pitchers Craig Breslow and Steven Wright.
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The Boston Red Sox made a trade for a pitcher at the MLB trade deadline, but not a big name one. The Red Sox sent first baseman Lars Anderson to the Cleveland Indians for Double-A starter Steven Wright.
Anderson was once a top prospect in the Red Sox system, but was unable to get promoted much to the big league club with Adrian Gonzalez ahead of him. Anderson was hitting .259 with nine homers and 52 RBI this season for Triple-A Pawtucket. He had similar production last season in Triple-A. In six games with the Red Sox this season, Anderson hit .125 in eight plate appearances.
Wright, 27, is a knuckleballer who is 9-6 this season with a 2.70 ERA for Double-A Akron. Wright is not part of the Red Sox 40-man roster (via WEEI). He has been assigned to Double-A Portland.