Seattle Mariners catcher Guillermo Quiroz has been traded to the Boston Red Sox for cash considerations, according to Shannon Drayer of 710 AM in Seattle. Through 89 games for the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers this season, Quiroz posted a .278 average, hitting 15 home runs and driving in 52 runs.
The 30-year-old from Venezuela has seven years of MLB experience. Quiroz last made an appearance for the Mariners in 2010, and holds a career batting average of .208 to go with two home runs and 28 RBI. His most productive big-league season came with the Baltimore Orioles in 2008, when he played in 56 games and recorded 25 of his 53 career hits.
The Mariners are in the midst of a series with the Red Sox. On Monday, Seattle won the first game of the series at Safeco Field, 4-1.