Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer
Red Sox announce they have traded outfielder Bryce Brentz to the Pirates for cash considerations. Brentz, 29, hit 31 homers last season in Triple-A and was a candidate for a bench spot. But once the Red Sox agreed to terms with J.D. Martinez, Brentz was no longer a fit. Trading Brentz also opens a spot on the 40-man roster, which presumably will be occupied by Martinez once he passes his physical and the deal becomes official.