Originally posted on CLNS Radio  |  Last updated 12/18/13
  After a quite week at the Winter meetings, the Red Sox are back at it making moves. Today they sent relievers Franklin Morales and Chris Martin to the Colorado Rockies in exchange for Jonathan Herrera, a utility infielder.    Herrera, 29, played in 81 games for the Rockies last season posting a .336 OBP as well as a .986 fielding percentage at shortstop. Herrera also had appearences at second and third base as well as the outfield, however it appears as though he will be used at shortstop the most. He also is by no means known as a power hitter with a career slugging percentage at a mere .332, meaning that if he's in the starting lineup, he should be a #9 hitter no doubt. Obviously, the Red Sox won't call upon Herrera to pinch hit when the game is on the line, but he is a good choice for a defensive replacement late in the game, especially for Will Middlebrooks who really struggled defensively last season and he could also pinch run for some of the slower members of the team unles...
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