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July 24, 2012 at 4:02 PM

Red Sox receive RHP De La Torre from Cleveland for Lillibridge


The Red Sox have acquired right-handed pitcher Jose De La Torre (pictured) from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for utility player Brent Lillibridge. ESPN Boston reports that he has been assigned to Triple-A Pawtucket.

De La Torre, 26, appeared in 34 games between the Indians Triple-A affiliate in Columbus and their Double-A affiliate in Akron. 33 of those appearances came in relief. Across the two levels, he had an 8-1 record and 2.91 ERA in 55.2 innings pitched, striking out 58 while walking 21. 

Before signing a minor league contract with the Indians this past offseason, De La Torre previously pitched in the Mets organization from 2006 through 2011, peaking at Triple-A Buffalo in 2010 and 2011. De La Torre was originally signed as an undrafted free agent out of Texarkana Junior College of Texas by the Brewers in 2004, but never pitched for the Milwaukee organization. 

In 202 total career minor league games, De La Torre has a 25-20 record, a 2.86 ERA, and 26 saves. 

Lillibridge had been designated for assignment on July 16. He appeared in only ten games, going 2 for 16, after being acquired in the deal that sent Kevin Youkilis to Chicago.

Photo Credit: Jose De La Torre at akronaeros.com

 
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