Found August 08, 2012 on CLNS Radio:
When the Red Sox acquired Minnesota Twins third baseman Danny Valencia on Sunday afternoon via a wavier wire deal, they made the move mainly to add depth in the minor leagues for the remainder of the season and next season. The Red Sox hardly gave up anything of value back to the Twins by only [...]
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