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Red Sox acquire Kotsay from Braves
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ATLANTA (AP) _ The Boston Red Sox have new outfield depth after completing a trade with the Atlanta Braves for center fielder Mark Kotsay.
The Red Sox, in a tight pennant race, acquired Kotsay on Wednesday, only one day after placing J.D. Drew on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain.
Kotsay, 32, hit .289 with six home runs and 37 runs batted in 88 games with the Braves.
The Braves acquired minor-league outfielder Luis Sumoza in the deal.
Sumoza, 20, hit .301 in 51 games for Class A Lowell of the New York-Penn League this season.
The Braves recalled Josh Anderson from Triple-A Richmond to take Kotsay's spot on the roster.

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