Mike Aviles Thanks Red Sox Fans as Shortstop Gets Traded to Blue Jays in John Farrell Deal

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Mike Aviles is a part of the deal that has John Farrell becoming the next Red Sox manager, and the former Sox shortstop seems excited to be headed north of the border.

Aviles is going to the Blue Jays as compensation for Farrell, according to the team, and he took some time Sunday to thank everyone for his time in Boston. 

Aviles played just a year and a half with the Red Sox but was the starting shortstop for the majority of the 2012 season. In 613 career at-bats in Boston, Aviles hit .261 with 15 home runs and 68 RBIs in 174 games.

Aetna Strikeouts for A Cause

For every strikeout by a Red Sox pitcher at Fenway Park in June, Aetna will donate $250 to Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. Through June 25, the donation mark stands at $30,000.

Through their continued efforts in the local community, Aetna is helping to build a healthier world -- one city and one strikeout at a time.

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