Jul 5, 2011, 6:18 PM EDT
Five days after being designated for assignment by the Red Sox, Mike Cameron has been shipped to the Marlins for a player to be named.
The Red Sox sent along an undisclosed amount of cash to help cover the approx. $3.5 million left on Cameron’s contract. He signed a two-year, $15.5 million deal with Boston prior to 2010.
The 38-year-old Cameron hit just .149/.212/.266 in 94 at-bats for Boston this season, but with Chris Coghlan having played his way back to the minors, the Marlins have little to lose by taking a chance on him. In his last go in the National League, he was still a very good regular, hitting .250/.342/.452 with 24 homers and 70 RBI for the Brewers in 2009.
The Marlins figure to give him a look as their primary center fielder, with Emilio Bonifacio getting more of his starts at third base. If Coghlan, who is currently sidelined with a knee injury, earns his way back to the majors by the end of the month, than Cameron can slide into a reserve role.
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