The Red Sox have traded minor-league outfielder Delino DeShields Jr. to the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for cash considerations, the club announced earlier Tuesday afternoon.
DeShields, 29, was originally acquired from the Texas Rangers for cash earlier this month and was promptly assigned to the Sox’ Triple-A affiliate in Worcester.
In 18 games with the WooSox, the speedy outfielder slashed .210/.355/.355 with four doubles, one triple, one home run, four RBI, 10 runs scored, five stolen bases, 13 walks, and 24 strikeouts over 76 plate appearances while primarily playing left field and center field.
At the time they got DeShields from the Rangers, the Sox were in need of some upper-minors outfield depth following the promotion of Jarren Duran and losing Marcus Wilson to the Mariners on waivers.
With DeShields now traded, Franchy Cordero, Tate Matheny, and Johan Mieses figure to become the primary outfield options for the WooSox.
Boston was able to make a trade in the wake of the July 30 trade deadline on account of the fact that DeShields was on a minor-league contract and had not been on the Red Sox’ 40-man roster at any point this season.
This marks the second straight day in which the Sox have made a significant, post-trade deadline trade, as they acquired veteran right-hander Brad Peacock from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for cash considerations on Monday.
DeShields, meanwhile, will head to his third organization this season after beginning the year with the Rangers at Triple-A Round Rock. The 5-foot-9, 190 pound right-handed hitter is the son of Reds first base coach Delino DeShields.
He has been assigned to Cincinnati’s Triple-A affiliate in Louisville.
(Picture of Delino DeShields Jr.: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)