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SURPRISE, ARIZONA - MARCH 01: Delino DeShields #0 of the Texas Rangers bats against the San Francisco Giants during the MLB spring training game on March 01, 2021 in Surprise, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Red Sox added some serious speed to their outfield depth on Thursday, acquiring outfielder Delino DeShields Jr. in a deal with the Rangers. In return, the Red Sox sent cash considerations back to Texas.

Following the trade, DeShiels was optioned to the Triple-AAA Worcester Red Sox. The WooSox recently lost outfielder Marcus Wilson, who was DFA’ed to open up a 40-man roster spot for the team’s trade deadline acquisitions.

Although the trade deadline passed last week, players who are not on their team’s 40-man roster can still be moved for another month. That was the case with DeShields, who has not played in the big leagues yet this year.

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