The Red Sox today obtained outfielder Alex Castellanos from the Dodgers for Triple A outfielder Jeremy Hazelbacker and cash.
Castellanos appeared in eight games for Los Angeles this season, going 3 for 18 with a home run. The 27-year-old has 24 games of major league experience. He hit .257/.347/.468 for Triple A Albuquerque this season with 19 home runs and 19 stolen bases.
Castellanos had been designated for assignment by the Dodgers. He is a former 10th round draft pick of the Cardinals.
Righthander Pedro Beato was designated for assignment to make room for Castellanos on the 40-man roster.
Hazelbaker, 26, is an athletic outfielder who appeared to have plateaued as a prospect after an interesting first few seasons. He hit .257/.313/.374 with 11 homers and 37 steals for Triple-A Pawtucket. The Red Sox would have had to place Hazelbaker on the 40-man roster this winter or expose him to the Rule 5 Draft.