Angels get outfielder Shane Victorino from the Red Sox

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The Angels on Monday received outfielder Shane Victorino and cash considerations from the Boston Red Sox for Triple-A infielder Josh Rutledge.

Victorino, 34, is in his 12th major-league season and was in his third with the Red Sox. In 2013, his first in Boston, he had 15 home runs and 61 RBIs in 477 at-bats while hitting a career-high .294. He was batting .245 in just 94 at-bats this season, with one home run and four RBIs.

Victorino has 108 career home runs and 486 RBIs with a batting average of .276. He also has been in six postseasons, including the 2008 and 2013 Phillies and Red Sox World Series championship teams, respectively.

He’ll get his playing time in left field.

Rutledge, a 26-year-old second baseman, was hitting .274 at Salt Lake with five home runs and 32 RBIs in 310 at-bats. He also had 19 doubles and three triples.

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