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Red Sox obtain Godfrey from Athletics

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  December 7, 2012 02:44 PM

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The Red Sox today acquired righthander Graham Godfrey from the Oakland Athletics to complete the November 28 trade of righthander Sandy Rosario. Godfrey has been assigned to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Godfrey, 28, spent most of last season with Triple-A Sacramento and was named to the Pacific Coast League’s mid-season all-star team.

"I'm thankful for everything the A's and their fans have done for me. I'm excited for change and a new opportunity with the Red Sox," Godfrey wrote on Twitter.

Godfrey was 9-2 with one save, a 3.29 ERA and 60 strikeouts over 104 innings. He was listed with the best control among PCL pitchers by Baseball America in its 2012 poll of managers.

Godfrey started the season with Oakland. He made five appearances (four starts) for the Athletics, going 0-4 with a 6.43 ERA. He is 1-6, 5.09 ERA in 10 major league appearances.

Godfrey was a 34th round draft pick by Toronto in 2006. He was traded to Oakland for Marco Scutaro before the 2008 season.

Godfrey has a 4.00 ERA in 149 minor league appearances. All but 20 have been starts.

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