In what they hope was their first move and not their only move before this week's trade deadline, the Angels on Monday acquired outfielder Shane Victorino from the Boston Red Sox.
The Angels remain in the market for a starting left fielder, or at least one they can platoon with Victorino. They see him as outfield depth acquired at minimal cost, leaving prospects available for other trades -- not only for a left fielder, but for a relief pitcher as well.
To get Victorino, the Angels gave up triple-A infielder Josh Rutledge. The Red Sox agreed to pay all but about $1 million of Victorino's remaining salary.
The Angels' left fielders this season are batting .212, with...