The Red Sox acquired veteran outfielder Mark Kotsay from the Atlanta Braves for Lowell Spinners prospect Luis Sumoza today. The trade tells me that the injury to J.D. Drew maybe more severe than the Red Sox originally thought. He was put on the DL yesterday with a herniated disc in his back.
Kotsay has a good bat and may send Coco Crisp back to the bench. He is hitting .289 this season, and can play all three outfield positions, and very well.
Sumoza hit 11 homers for the Spinners and I saw him play last week against the Brooklyn Cyclones at KeySpan Park. He won a game against them with a ninth inning homer as well.