Acquired in blockbuster trade, De Jesus called up

Acquired in blockbuster trade, De Jesus called up

Acquired in blockbuster trade, De Jesus called up
OAKLAND -- The Red Sox will get a look at one of the prospects they acquired in the blockbuster trade with the Dodgers, as they added Ivan De Jesus to the roster for Sunday's game against the Athletics.

De Jesus is a utility infielder who gives the Red Sox depth, not to mention insurance in the event that Dustin Pedroia's wife Kelli goes into labor during this West Coast trip.

The Red Sox are out west until Wednesday, when they complete a three-game series in Seattle.

Last week, the Sox dealt Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto to the Dodgers for four prospects, including De Jesus.

The 25-year-old De Jesus played in 40 games over two seasons with the Dodgers, hitting .231 with no homers and five RBIs.

In seven games for Triple-A Pawtucket, De Jesus hit .385 with a .429 on-base percentage.