The Red Sox have traded utility man Eric Patterson to the San Diego Padres, according to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports.
The move was made as part of the deal that sent Adrian Gonzalez to the Red Sox on December 6. Patterson is the "player to be named later" that the Red Sox promised to the Padres in order to acquire Gonzalez.
The complete package sent to the Padres from the Red Sox organization in the Gonzalez deal is pitcher Casey Kelly, first baseman Anthony Rizzo, outfielder Reymond Fuentes and Patterson.
Patterson hit .226 with 7 RBI in 84 at bats for the Red Sox last season.
CLEVELAND -- David Ortiz is heading into retirement with some more hardware.
The Boston Red Sox slugger captured the Hank Aaron Award on Wednesday as the top hitter in the American League this season. Budding Chicago Cubs star Kris Bryant was honored as the top hitter in the National League.
The award was presented before Game 2 of the World Series between the Cubs and Cleveland. It was determined through a combination of fan voting and a panel that includes Aaron and other Hall of Fame players.
The 40-year-old Ortiz hit .315 with 38 home runs, 127 RBIs and 48 doubles in the 20th and final season of his major league career. His 541 career home runs rank 17th all-time.
The 24-year-old Bryant hit .292 with 39 home runs and 102 RBIs while helping the Cubs cruise to the NL Central title and eventually a spot in the World Series. Shortly after being honored, Bryant singled in the first inning for his first Series hit.
The Chicago Cubs get men on base early and often to win their first World Series game since 1945, a 5-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians
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