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Red Sox acquire infielder Patterson

Updated: June 27, 2010, 12:53 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Red Sox, responding quickly to the loss of second baseman Dustin Pedroia to a fractured bone in his left foot, acquired light-hitting Eric Patterson from the Oakland Athletics for a minor league pitcher, Fabian Williamson.

Patterson, a Georgia Tech product whose brother Corey plays for the Orioles and whose father, Don, played in the NFL, can play both the outfield and second base, much like current Red Sox reserve Bill Hall.

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