Ryan Sweeney, OFAcquired in the Andrew Bailey deal, Sweeney offers four seasons of regular outfield experience with the A's. The 26-year-old doesn't have a lot of home run power, but is a career .283 hitter. Cherington expects Sweeney to play a major role in the Sox' outfield this season.
"Sweeney has played in a big ballpark in Oakland and handled the defensive part of the game well," Cherington said. "We also really like his offensive approach to Fenway. Hes got an opposite field approach."