Hinske Traded To Red Sox

Thursday, August 17 2006 @ 12:10 AM EDT

Contributed by: Pistol

According to the Boston Herald and the Toronto Star the Red Sox acquired Eric Hinske from the Blue Jays this evening.

The Star article says that the Red Sox will be paying the remainder of Hinske's contract this year, and half of the $5.6 million contract next season. The Jays will receive a player to be named later.

The official announcement will come after the league approves the trade since the Blue Jays will be sending cash to the Red Sox in excess of $1 million for part of Hinske's 2007 contract.