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Boston, MA (SportsNetwork. John Franklin-Myers Rams Jersey .com) - The Boston Red Sox and San Diego Padres have made a deal. On Friday night, the BoSox formally announced the acquisition of catcher Ryan Hanigan in exchange for third baseman Will Middlebrooks. The Padres picked up Hanigan from Tampa Bay as part of the 11-player deal consummated earlier on Friday that also landed them outfielder Wil Myers. However, San Diego had already added another catcher in Derek Norris from Oakland on Thursday to make Hanigan trade bait. Middlebrooks became expendable in Boston after the Red Sox signed Pablo Sandoval as a free agent earlier this offseason. The Padres were reportedly also in the running for Sandoval. Hanigan hit just .218 in 84 games last season, his first in Tampa Bay after playing the first seven years of his career in Cincinnati. The 34-year-old veteran, who has played more than 100 games in a season just once, is a career. 256 hitter with 25 homers and 172 RBI in 558 games. Middlebrooks was projected to be Bostons future third baseman after a 2012 season in which he batted .288 with 15 homers and 54 RBI in 75 games as a rookie. He struggled in 2013, hitting .227 with 17 homers in 94 games, and last year hit just .191 in 63 games as he split time between Triple-A Pawtucket and Boston. Sam Shields Rams Jersey . Finlands Kari Lehtonen made 26 saves to lead Dallas over the Phoenix Coyotes 2-1 Saturday night. He received plenty of help from the Stars defence and got goals from Ray Whitney and Russias Valeri Nichushkin. Marcus Peters Jersey . The team announced the defensive coordinator will not be offered a contract extension. MONTREAL -- Kesa Van Oschs British Columbia team feels good now about their choice of veteran Patti Knezevic to serve as alternate at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts. With Van Osch out with a flu bug that has been rampaging through the tournament, Knezevic stepped in to lead B.C. (4-3) to a pair of victories on Tuesday before 1,131 at the Maurice Richard Arena. B.C. downed Allison Flaxeys Ontario team 7-3 in the morning draw and then saw Knezevic draw to the button with her final stone to beat Sarah Koltun of the Yukon 8-7 in the afternoon. "We wanted someone with a lot of experience as our fifth player because weve watched the Scotties for years and this happens (often) that the flu goes around," said B.C. third Stephanie Baier. "We wanted someone who could come in at any position so we wouldnt have to shuffle around and wed stay at our comfort level." The illness kept six players out of the morning draw, when Saskatchewans Stefanie Lawton downed Quebec (1-6) 8-4 with only three players on her team. Van Osch was the lone player missing in the afternoon, but then her lead Carley Sandwith had to quit after two ends, leaving them with only three. Quebec was missing second Brittany ORourke in the morning. They got her back for the afternoon session, only to see her leave again after eight ends. "She threw up in the third and the sixth ends, and finally got off the ice," Ross said of her teammate. "Were in contamination mode." In the evening draw, Team Canadas Rachel Homan improved to 6-0 with a 10-3 win over Nova Scotias Heather Smith (2-5). Nova Scotia was also missing coach Peter Gallant to sickness. Manitobas Chelsea Carey and Lawton are tied for second place with 5-1 records. Carey cruised past the Yukon 10-4, while Lawton defeated P.E.I. 7-3. In the other late match, New Brunswicks Andrea Crawford earned a 7-4 victory against Ontario. The last time a Scotties was disrupted by a flu bug was in 2012 in Red Deer, Alta. This time, the sickness is striking players, coaches and officials at random with an illness that seems to last about 24 hours. B.C.s young squad from Victoria looked to be in trouble when they started the tournament at 2-3 and it only looked worse when Van Osch went down. But gritty work by a relatively healthy Baier and second Jessie Sanderson and Knezevics steady hand put the team back in the hunt for a playoff spot. When Team Van Osch won the B.C. provincial championships last month to earn their first trip to the Scotties, they immediately asked Knezevic to be their fifth player. "It was an unexpected call, for sure," said Knezevic, who maade it to the B. Los Angeles Rams Jerseys. C. final three times but had never got to the Scotties. "I was very honoured. "I was just hoping that I could bring a bit of experience and support and be able to step in if needed." Baier said that if Van Osch is able to play Wednesday she will return as the skip and that Knezevic would go back to being the alternate. If Sandwith cant play, Knezevic will play lead. "We decided as a team that I would play wherever a player stepped out of, so no situation would be a surprise to us," Knezevic said. "We knew going in that Carley was not well and shed give it her best shot. "Then we just had to make the transition. The girls have been great. We were trying to be as positive as we could and work together with what we had. I think that was the ticket." When a team has only three players, the first two throw three stones each and the skip throws two. It means that most of time, only one player can sweep. It wasnt easy for B.C., as 20-year-old Koltun scored two in the ninth to take a 7-6 lead, then left Knezevic with a tricky draw for two in the 10th. Baier jumped in at the end to help Sanderson in some furious sweeping to get the winning rock to the button. Saskatchewan was in the same boat when second Sherri Singler and third Sherry Anderson were unable to play. Lawton got an early morning call from coach Rick Folk to say that Singler was sick, and later learned that Anderson was down as well. "You plan for the worst, but this scenario of having two players out didnt come up, so we just had to go with it," said Lawton. "The girls jumped right in and felt comfortable with the positions they were thrown into." Marliese Kasner moved up from lead to play third, while alternate Dailene Sivertson stepped in to lead and do most of the sweeping. "The girls did a great job," said Lawton. "Its different when you only have one sweeper. "You want to give it a bit more so they dont have to work too hard, but we managed to pull through and come through with a win. The girls played great in positions theyre not used to." Kasner said she played third on Lawtons teams at the 2005 and 2009 Scotties, so it was a quick adjustment. "It was different," she said. "We knew there would be just one sweeper so we joked that the second sweeper doesnt do much anyhow. We threw like we would in any other game and didnt think about having one less sweeper. We just went shot by shot." A nervy moment came in the seventh end, when Lawton made a clever draw into three Quebec stones to prevent a steal. Wholesale NFL Jerseys Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys NFL Jerseys From China Cheap Nike Basketball Jerseys Wholesale Hockey Jerseys China Nike Baseball Jerseys Cheap College Jerseys China Cheap Football Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Canada Wholesale NHL Jerseys Canada Wholesale Nike MLB Jerseys Canada Cheap NBA Jerseys Authentic Canada Stitched Soccer Jerseys Canada Cheap Jerseys Canada NFL ' ' '