Less than two hours after sending a pair of minor leaguers to Chicago for outfielder Alejandro De Aza, Baltimore agreed to another trade, this time with the Boston Red Sox. According to Red Sox beat writer Tim Britton, Boston has acquired Jemile Weeks and Ivan Dejesus Jr. from the Orioles in exchange for Kelly Johnson and Michael Almanzar:
Red Sox traded Kelly Johnson and Michael Almanzar to Baltimore for Jemile Weeks and Ivan DeJesus, Jr.— Tim Britton (@TimBritton) August 31, 2014
Johnson, who had been with the Red Sox for about three weeks, spent most of his time with the Yankees this season. He has hit a combined .212/.290/.354 in 252 plate appearances.
Almanzar is a 23 year-old third baseman who is hitting .280/.360/.427 for Boston's Triple A affiliate, though he doesn't have a long track record of success in the minor leagues.
Jemile Weeks was acquired from the Oakland Athletics in a trade for reliever Jim Johnson. He has spent most of the year in AAA, hitting .278/.391/.385. In thirteen plate appearances in the majors, weeks has hit .273/.273/.455. For his career, he is a .259/.319/.359 hitter.
Dejesus Jr. is a 27 year-old second baseman hitting .282/.358/.389 in Triple A this year who has seen limited time in the majors throughout his career. He signed a minor league contract with an invite to spring training with the Orioles back in December, and will now move to his third major league club in two seasons. He spent time with the Red Sox in 2012.