Boston acquires Cruz Jr. for two minor leaguers

BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox acquired outfielder Jose Cruz Jr. from the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night in exchange for
minor league infielder Kenny Perez and minor league right-hander
Kyle Bono.

The Red Sox, who were going into Sunday's trade deadline trying
to deal outfielder Manny Ramirez also received cash in the deal,
the team said.

Cruz is a career .248 hitter and Gold Glove-winner in nine
seasons with the Mariners, Blue Jays, Giants, Devil Rays and
Diamondbacks. He had back-to-back 30-homer seasons in 2000-01,
joining the 30-30 club with 34 homers and 32 steals for Toronto in

He was designated for assignment by the Diamondbacks on Thursday
after hitting .213 with 12 home runs and 28 RBI in 64 games.

Perez, Boston's sixth-round draft pick in 2000, split this
season between Double-A and Triple-A, getting five homers and 33
RBI in 80 games.

Bono is 2-2 with a 4.07 ERA in 24 Single-A relief appearances
this year. In his minor league career, he has struck out 73 batters
and allowed 43 hits in 60 2/3 innings.