The Sox in search of some left handed power off the bench traded for 1B/OF Eric Hinske from the Toronto Blue Jays and also signed away Carlos Pena from the NY Spankees AAA affiliate in Columbus. It is unsure what the Red Sox gave up to get Hinske who was a late scratch from Toronto’s game tonight. (I was wondering why he wasn’t in my fantasy lineup tonight after being listed as starting.)

The Sox haven’t announced who Hinske is going to replace on the active roster or quite what his role will be. I do envision that he will be able to give Youk or Lowell a night off here and there or be a platoon partner with Willy Mo Pena out in right. If Hinske isnt in the starting lineup, he will be a lefty bat off the bench which the Sox so need. Carlos Pena will report to AAA Pawtucket and one can only assume he will be up in Boston when rosters expand on Sept 1 or earlier if there is an injury.