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09/29/2005 3:16 PM ET
Red Sox acquire lefthander Mike Stanton from Washington for pair of Minor Leaguers
Righthanders Rhys Taylor and Yader Peralta traded to Washington
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BOSTON -- The Red Sox today acquired left-handed pitcher Mike Stanton from the Washington Nationals for minor league righthanders Rhys Taylor and Yader Peralta. Senior Vice President/General Manager Theo Epstein made the announcement.

To make room for Stanton on the 40-man roster, righthander Wade Miller was transferred to the 60-day disabled list from the 15-day disabled list.

Stanton is a veteran of 17 major league seasons, and is the active major league leader in appearances with 1,026, seventh-most in baseball history. The 38-year-old is 60-53 with 76 saves and a 3.80 ERA with the Braves (1989-95), Red Sox (1995-96) Rangers (1996), Yankees (1997-2002, 2005), Mets (2003-04) and Nationals (2005).

The Houston native has played in 11 postseasons, appearing in 53 games and posting a 5-2 record, one save and a 2.10 ERA (13 ER/55.2 IP).

Stanton, who was an All-Star in 2001 with Seattle, began the 2005 campaign with the Yankees and was designated for assignment July 1. Following his July 11 release, he signed as a free agent with the Nationals July 13. In 58 appearances between the two stops, Stanton is 3-3 with a 4.75 ERA. He has held left-handed hitters to a .232 average (19-for-82) with 17 singles, two doubles, four walks and 14 strikeouts. Opposing left-handed batters have a .523 OPS (on-base plus slugging percentage) against him this season.

Taylor was 2-2 with a 1.49 ERA in 11 games (five starts) for the Gulf Coast League Red Sox in 2005.

Peralta was 2-3 with a 4.57 ERA in 27 games between the GCL Sox, Single-A Greenville and short-season Single-A Lowell.

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