May 30, 2003

I will fully admit that this has nothing to do with politics, but damn, this is no good either!

By Ian Browne BOSTON -- With a .303 average, 17 doubles and 38 RBIs, it wasn't as if the Red Sox were looking to trade Shea Hillenbrand's productive bat West-bound. But the Sox needed pitching and Hillenbrand was simply their best bargaining chip in a deal that was consummated with the Arizona Diamondbacks Thursday.

The trade, a one-for-one exchange, brings side-winding right-hander Byung-Hyun Kim to Boston. Like Hillenbrand, who can play third and first base, the 24-year-old Kim is a versatile performer.



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