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Red Sox trade Brentz to Pirates for cash

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The Red Sox and Pirates have agreed to a deal that will send outfielder Bryce Brentz to Pittsburgh in exchange for cash considerations, the clubs announced Tuesday afternoon.

The trade clears up a spot on Boston's 40-man roster to make room for J.D. Martinez, whom the Red Sox reportedly signed to a five-year deal on Monday. The club has yet to announce that signing.

The Red Sox and Pirates have agreed to a deal that will send outfielder Bryce Brentz to Pittsburgh in exchange for cash considerations, the clubs announced Tuesday afternoon.

The trade clears up a spot on Boston's 40-man roster to make room for J.D. Martinez, whom the Red Sox reportedly signed to a five-year deal on Monday. The club has yet to announce that signing.

Brentz clubbed a career-high 31 home runs in 120 games for Triple-A Pawtucket in 2017 and was named to the International League midseason and postseason All-Star teams.

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The 29-year-old batted .271 and slugged .529 with 75 runs scored and 85 RBIs for the PawSox last season.

A first-round Draft pick by Boston in 2010, Brentz has hit .287 with five doubles, one home run and nine RBIs in 34 career Major League games, all with the Red Sox.

Brentz is a lifetime .262 hitter in 716 games at the Minor League level.

Oliver Macklin is a reporter for MLB.com based in Washington, D.C. Follow him on Twitter at @basebollie.

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