Red Sox trade Stewart for PTBNL

The Boston Red Sox made a minor move on Wednesday, trading right-handed pitcher Zach Stewart to the Pittsburgh Pirates for a player to be named later.

Stewart, who came to Boston as part of the Kevin Youkilis trade with the White Sox, had been designated for assignment late last week in a move to free up space on the 40-man roster, leaving them 10 days to either trade or release him.

The 26-year-old went 0-2 with a 8.58 ERA in two starts for the Red Sox in 2012 and was 3-5 with a 3.94 ERA in 11 starts for the Triple-A PawSox.