BOSTON (AP) - James Loney was in the Red Sox lineup and playing first base on
Sunday, a day after he was acquired from Los Angeles in the trade that unloaded
Josh Beckett, Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and more than $250 million in
salaries on the Dodgers.
The Red Sox also optioned outfielder Che-Hsuan Lin to Triple-A Pawtucket and
recalled right-handed pitcher Pedro Beato from Pawtucket.
Loney, 28, is a career .284 hitter who is batting .254 with four home runs
and 33 RBIs this season.
Lin, 23, was recalled Saturday for his third stint with the Red Sox this
Beato was acquired by the Red Sox from the Mets on Aug. 16, completing the
trade for catcher Kelly Shoppach.