As an organization, the Red Sox seem to have an uncanny ability to multitask.
Just hours before Game 1 of the World Series they announced that they have acquired utility man Alex Castellanos from the Dodgers for outfielder Jeremy Hazelbacker and cash considerations.
To clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Castellanos, the Red Sox designated Pedro Beato for assignment. Beato was 5-2 with a 2.98 ERA for the Pawtucket Red Sox this season. Beato also appeared in 10 games for the big-league club and allowed four runs in 10 innings with five strikeouts and two walks.
Castellanos is 27 years old and has experience playing all three outfield spots and every infield spot save for shortstop and catcher. He owns a career slash line of .171/.186/.389 in 43 career major-league plate appearances.
Hazelbaker is a former fourth-round pick of the Red Sox in the 2009 draft. The 26-year-old outfielder spent 2013 in Pawtucket and hit .257/.313/.374 with 11 home runs and 37 steals in 121 games.