Unable to acquire Ryan Hanigan during the 2013 offseason, the Red Sox made sure they wouldn't miss out for the second straight year. With a logjam at third base and the need for a backup catcher, the Red Sox traded Will Middlebrooks to the Padres on Friday in exchange for Hanigan.
"We've had our eye on him for awhile. He has a great reputation," Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said. "Now was the time we could get him, so we acted quickly."
Quinn Roberts is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.