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August 1, 2011 at 8:02 AM

Who was dealt away

The Red Sox made two trades during deadline weekend, and as predicted, the pool of players that Boston traded consisted of Rule 5 eligible, B-level prospects and C-level relievers.

In the first deal of the weekend, the Red Sox sent INF Yamaico Navarro and RHP Kendal Volz to Kansas City for INF Mike Aviles. In the second trade, Boston acquired RHP Erik Bedard and RHP Josh Fields for OF Chih-Hsien Chiang, C Tim Federowicz, RHP Stephen Fife, and RHP Juan Rodriguez.

Navarro was on Boston’s 40-man roster prior to the deal, while Chiang, Federowicz and Fife all would have been eligible for the Rule 5 draft this winter. The Sox likely would not have had room to protect the latter three on the 40-man roster come December, thus risked losing them for essentially nothing in the Rule 5 draft.

Here’s a breakdown of the players that the Sox traded this weekend:

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