The Red Sox made a trade on Saturday, re-acquiring outfielder Jonathan Van Every from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for a player to be named later.
Van Every spent parts of the 2008 and '09 seasons in the Boston organization, playing 18 combined games in the majors and 139 games for the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox. His 2009 season came to an end, though, when he underwent knee surgery. He was waived in the summer and picked up by Pittsburgh.
To make room on the Red Sox' active roster, the team optioned Josh Reddick to Pawtucket.
In 2010, Van Every has hit .314 with two homers and four RBIs in 10 games for Triple-A Indianapolis.
Last year, Van Every hit .364 with a game-winning home run and three RBIs in seven games with Boston. He also pitched in an emergency relief role in a 13-0 blowout in Tampa Bay in late April.
Reddick had been recalled by the Red Sox this week, and he went 1-for-6 with a double and two RBIs.
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