Extra Bases blog is reporting that the Red Sox acquired lefty first baseman Adam LaRoche from the Pittsburgh Pirates today. No word yet on who they surrendered to get him.
LaRoche, a free agent after this season, is known as a good second-half hitter and figures to see action at first against righthanded pitching. He has 12 HRs and 40 RBI with a .247 average with the Pirates this year.
Makes me wonder if the Sox are still very concerned about Mike Lowell's health.
UPDATE: WEEI is reporting the Red Sox gave up two minor league prospects, P Hunter Strickland (from Single A) and SS Argenis Diaz (Double A), to get LaRoche.