Red Sox trade for speedy outfielder Delino DeShields Jr.


The trade deadline may have come and go, but that doesn't mean the Red Sox aren't still pulling off deals.

According to a major league source, the Sox have struck a trade with the Texas Rangers that sends veteran outfielder Delino DeSheilds Jr. to the Red Sox in exchange for cash considerations.

The trade is allowed to be made because DeShields Jr. has been playing this season under a minor-league contract. He will report to Triple-A Worcester.

The 28-year-old outfielder was once an almost-everyday center fielder for the Rangers, playing more than 108 big-league games for Texas 17-19, swiping a combined 76 bases during the stretch. His best season came in 2015 when he finished seventh in American League Rookie of the Year balloting after hitting .261 with 25 stolen bases.

He had been hitting .263 with a .760 OPS along with five homers and 16 stolen bases for Triple-A Round Rock this season. was first to report the news of the deal.