Red Sox acquire C McKenry from Rockies

The Boston Red Sox have acquired catcher Michael McKenry from

the Colorado Rockies.

Boston sent right-hander Daniel Turpen to Colorado to complete

Tuesday’s deal. Turpen was selected by the New York Yankees in last

year’s Rule 5 draft, but was returned to the Red Sox on March


The 26-year-old McKenry made his major league debut in

September, going hitless in eight at-bats over six games with the

Rockies. He hit .265 with 10 homers and 49 RBIs in 99 games for

Triple-A Colorado Springs last season.

To make room for McKenry on the 40-man roster, Boston designated

catcher Mark Wagner for assignment.

The 24-year-old Turpen also was traded from San Francisco to

Boston for right-hander Ramon Ramirez on July 31.