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Twins trade Valencia to Red Sox

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BOSTON (AP)

The Boston Red Sox have acquired third baseman Danny Valencia from the Minnesota Twins or a minor league outfielder.

Minnesota will get Jeremias Pineda, who was playing in Class-A.

The deal was announced during the Twins-Red Sox game at Fenway Park on Sunday.

Valencia, 27, hit just .198 with two homers and 17 RBIs in 34 games this season. He was assigned to Triple-A Pawtucket.

The 21-year old Pineda was hitting .421 with 14 stolen bases in 36 games in the Gulf Coast League this season.

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