Lively tidbits from quiet deadline day
After weeks of speculation, the trade deadline led to a pair of minor deals for the Red Sox. Matt Albers and Scott Podsednik were shipped to the Arizona Diamondbacks for lefty reliever Craig Breslow, and former top prospect Lars Anderson went to the Indians for minor-league pitcher Steven Wright.
Effectively, the Red Sox elected to stand pat. But even without a big splash, several interesting storylines emerged from the deadline.
1. The 40-man roster again dictates deadline moves
For the second year in a row, Boston’s deadline deals were more about the 40-man roster than the 25-man roster.
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