Red Sox acquire infielder Aaron Hill from Brewers for two prospects

Thursday July 7th, 2016

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The Red Sox have acquired infielder Aaron Hill from the Milwaukee Brewers, the team announced Thursday.

In exchange, Boston sent Milwaukee two minor leaguers: righthander Aaron Wilkerson and second baseman Wendell Rijo.

Hill, 34, hit .283 with eight home runs and 29 RBIs in 78 games with Milwaukee this season, primarily playing third base.

With Pablo Sandoval injured, Travis Shaw has been Boston’s primary third baseman this season, hitting .274 with nine home runs and 48 RBIs. The addition of Hill fortifies infield depth for the Red Sox, who are 46–38 entering Thursday.

Wilkerson has a 2.14 ERA in 17 appearances (16 starts) between Double A Portland and Triple A Pawtucket this season. Rijo is hitting .201 in 62 games between Portland and High A Salem.

In a corresponding move, the Red Sox designated outfielder Ryan LaMarre for assignment.

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