Found December 14, 2011 on Mighty Quinn Media Machine:
The Red Sox traded Jed Lowrie and Kyle Weiland to the Houston Astros for one-time Yankee prospect Mark Melancon.Houston used Melancon as a closer for most of 2011, and he had 20 saves, and 2.78 ERA in 74 1/3 innings.I would guess the Red Sox will use him as either the 8th inning or closer next season.After last season's debacle in September, I figured Weiland had no future in Boston. And Lowrie not gets a chance to play every day in Houston, if he can ever stay healthy.

Red Sox obtain P Melancon for IF Lowrie, P Weiland

The Boston Red Sox have acquired closer Mark Melancon from the Houston Astros for infielder Jed Lowrie and right-hander Kyle Weiland. The deal on Wednesday brings the Red Sox a potential replacement for closer Jonathan Papelbon, who signed as a free agent with the Philadelphia Phillies. Melancon is a 26-year-old righty who had 20 saves last season with an 8-4 record and 2.78 ERA...

Red Sox Acquire Melancon for Lowrie/Weiland

<span style="font-family: "Arial","sans-serif"; font-size: 10pt;">It may not send the sports pages a-buzzin’ but the Boston Red Sox made a fairly meaningful move today.  According to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick they have dealt RHP Kyle Weiland and IF Jed Lowrie to Houston for reliever Mark Melancon.<span style="font-family: "Arial...

Red Sox acquire former Yankees pitcher for bullpen

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox reinforced their bullpen Wednesday, acquiring right-hander Mark Melancon from the Houston Astros in exchange for infielder Jed Lowrie and right-hander Kyle Weiland, according to a major-league source. The addition of Melancon likely will be one of multiple additions the Red Sox make to their bullpen...

Who runs the PawSox Twitter?

I don't know, sorry. Oh, wait, it says 'PawSox Pete', whoever that is.Jed Lowrie's gone! He's gone and I miss him so much! Oh, I cry myself to sleep JED!!!False. I do not miss him.So like Mark Melancon's Red Sox property now and PawSox was all like, Oooh! We have this little video! OMG! Look, it's Mark Melancon at the ballpark like three years ago!YOU...

Report: Astros get Lowrie, Weiland from Boston

Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow made his first significant player move Wednesday, acquiring infielder Jed Lowrie and pitcher Kyle Weiland from the Red Sox in exchange for reliever Mark Melancon, according Ken Rosenthal of

Red Sox and Astros Strike a Deal

The Red Sox lost closer Jonathan Papelbon to the Phillies, and they plan on stretching eighth inning flame thrower Daniel Bard out in spring training. Needless to say, their bullpen is major upheaval. On Wednesday they dealt infielder Jed Lowrie and prospect arm Kyle Weiland to the Astros for late inning reliever Mark Melancon to help with the makeover process. Lowrie goes from...

Report: Red Sox sign Punto to shore up infield

It didn't take long for the Boston Red Sox to replace Jed Lowrie as their utility infielder, signing free agent Nick Punto to a two-year, $3 million deal on Thursday, according to

Red Sox sign infielder Punto to two-year deal

It didn't take long for the Boston Red Sox to replace Jed Lowrie as their utility infielder, signing free agent Nick Punto.
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