BOSTON (AP) - The Red Sox have traded outfielder Scott Podsednik and right-hander Matt Albers to the Arizona Diamondbacks for left-hander Craig Breslow.
The 36-year-old Podsednik hit .387 with three doubles, one homer and seven RBIs for Boston this year.
Albers, 29, was 2-0 with a 2.29 ERA in 40 relief appearances.
The 31-year-old Breslow, obtained from Oakland in December, was 2-0 with a 2.70 ERA in 40 relief appearances. He appeared in 13 games for the Red Sox in 2006.
The Sox also acquired right-handed knuckleballer Steven Wright from the Cleveland Indians for first baseman Lars Anderson on Tuesday.
Wright was 9-6 with a 2.49 ERA at Double-A Akron. Boston, which had knuckleballer Tim Wakefield in its rotation for many years, assigned Wright to Double-A Portland.
The 27-year-old Wright has never pitched in the majors. In six minor league seasons, he is 38-33 with a 3.95 ERA. He is holding opponents to a .207 batting average this year, best in the Eastern League.
The 24-year-old Anderson hit .259 with nine homers and 52 RBIs at Triple-A Pawtucket. He also played left field.
Anderson has spent parts of the last three seasons with the Red Sox, batting .167 in 30 games. He was 1 for 8 in six games this season.