Reds trade Gonzalez to Red Sox, promote Barker

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Cincinnati Reds President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Walt Jocketty today announced the acquisition of minor league SS Kristopher Negron from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for SS Alex Gonzalez and cash.

Negron, 23, has spent the season at Class A Salem, where he hit .264 with 3 homers and 34 RBI in 111 games. He will be assigned to the Reds’ Florida State League affiliate in Sarasota. (pictured below)


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, 32, this season for the Reds hit .210 in 68 games. In June and July he missed 28 games following surgery to remove 4 loose bodies from his right elbow.

To fill Gonzalez’ spot on the 25-man roster, the Reds have selected from Class AAA Louisville the contract of IF Kevin Barker. In 100 games for the Bats he hit .284 with 22 HR and 68 RBI. He will wear uniform number 60. (pictured below)

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