Astros send catcher Cash back to Red Sox, gain Sanchez

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS -

SAN DIEGO — The banged-up Bos­ton Red Sox acquired catcher Kevin Cash from the Hous­ton Astros for in­fielder An­gel Sanchez.

The 32-year-old Cash played for the Red Sox in 2007 and 2008. He’ll give the Red Sox depth be­hind the plate af­ter they put All-Star catcher Vic­tor Martinez on the 15-day dis­abled list Tues­day be­cause of a bro­ken left thumb.

Cash hit .204 with two home runs and four RBIs for Hous­ton. The Astros des­ig­nated him for as­sign­ment on June 22, and no team made a move to get him.

Sanchez played in one game for Bos­ton. He hit .274 with no power for Triple-A Paw­tucket. The Astros re­cently lost rookie short­stop Tommy Man­zanella for six weeks be­cause of a fin­ger in­jury. Hous­ton also des­ig­nated Triple-A Round Rock in­fielder Yor­dany Ramirez for as­sign­ment.

Kevin Cash will re­turn to be backup Red Sox catcher af­ter play­ing for Astros.

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