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Red Sox send infielder Yeison Coca to Milwaukee Brewers

The Boston Red Sox announced today that Minor League infielder Yeison Coca has been traded to the Milwaukee Brewers as the player to be named later to complete the trade between the two clubs on December 6, 2016 that sent infielder Travis Shaw, Minor League infielder Mauricio Dubon, and Minor League right-handed pitcher Josh Pennington to Milwaukee in exchange for right-handed pitcher Tyler Thornburg.

President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement.

The Boston Red Sox announced today that Minor League infielder Yeison Coca has been traded to the Milwaukee Brewers as the player to be named later to complete the trade between the two clubs on December 6, 2016 that sent infielder Travis Shaw, Minor League infielder Mauricio Dubon, and Minor League right-handed pitcher Josh Pennington to Milwaukee in exchange for right-handed pitcher Tyler Thornburg.

President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement.

Coca, 18, made his professional debut last season for the Dominican Summer League Red Sox 2, batting .308 (80-for-260) with 41 runs, five doubles, nine triples, one home run, 26 runs batted in, and 12 stolen bases. His 80 hits ranked fifth in the Dominican Summer League while his nine triples tied for third-most among league hitters. Originally signed by the Red Sox on July 2, 2015, the Dominican infielder started a team-leading 63 games in 2016 at three defensive positions, including 42 starts at shortstop, 16 at third base, and five at second base. He entered the 2017 season ranked by Baseball America as the Red Sox's No. 25 prospect.

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