The Major League Baseball non-waiver trading deadline came and went Friday at 4 p.m. without the Boston Red Sox making a significant move.

Boston (45-58), one of the worst teams in the majors this year, made only one deal, acquiring Oakland relief pitcher Ryan Cook for cash considerations.

Cook, 28, pitched 196 games for Oakland the previous three years but struggled this season and has spent most of his time in Triple-A, compiling a 4.05 ERA.

The only other recent trade that Boston was sending outfielder Shane Victorino to the Los Angeles Angels on Monday for utility player Josh Rutledge.

Two veteran hitters – first baseman Mike Napoli and outfielder Alejandro De Aza – were considered trade bait by Boston. They can still be dealt in August but will first have to clear waivers. Both Napoli and De Aza were in Boston’s lineup for Friday night’s game.

This year’s deadline differed greatly from last season when, Boston dealt pitchers Jon Lester, John Lackey and Andrew Miller at the deadline.


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