Twins Trade Valencia to Red Sox
The Twins traded third baseman Danny Valencia to the Boston Red Sox for minor league outfielder Jeremias Pineda. Valencia was hitting just .198 with 2 homeruns and 17 RBIs for the Twins this season. He was assigned to triple-A Pawtuckett for the Red Sox.
The Twins get 21-year old minor league outfielder Jeremias Pineda who was hitting .421 with 14 stolen bases in 36 games in the Class A Gulf Coast League this season.
The Twins called up Tsuyoshi Nishioka from triple-A Rochester to take Valencia's spot on the active roster. Jamey Carroll is expected to see time at 3rd base with Nishioka acting as a utility infielder.