The Red Sox have acquired infielder Mike Aviles from the Royals in exchange for infielder Yamaico Navarro and minor league pitcher Kendal Volz, the Royals announced Saturday via Twitter. Aviles, who played shortstop, second base and third base for Kansas City, will help shore up the Sox' infield depth.
Despite being a reliable bat for the Royals in recent years, Aviles has struggled in 2011. He has a .222 batting average, five homers, 31 RBIs, and .656 OPS, which is much lower than his career .734 OPS.
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