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DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies acquired infielder Marco Scutaro from the Red Sox for right-hander Clayton Mortensen on Saturday in a surprising trade that could pave the way for top Boston prospect Jose Iglesias to take over at shortstop sooner than expected. Cheap Jerseys Deals . The 36-year-old Scutaro hit a career-high .299 for the Red Sox last season, when he had seven homers, 26 doubles, 54 RBIs and a .358 on-base percentage. Boston picked up his US$6 million option in October, a month after the team missed the playoffs following a record collapse down the stretch. Scutaro was expected to remain Bostons starting shortstop this season but he will play second base and bat second in Colorado, where the Rockies also have added Michael Cuddyer and Ramon Martinez in an off-season makeover following last years disappointing slide. Mortensen, 26, went 2-4 with a 3.86 earned-run average in 16 games between the Rockies rotation and their bullpen last season. He provides depth for a Boston rotation that will be without injured starters John Lackey and Daisuke Matsuzaka next season. The Rockies targeted Scutaro for months and taking on his $6 million contract gives the Red Sox financial flexibility to make a run at free-agent pitcher Roy Oswalt. Shortstop has been a trouble spot in Boston since Nomar Garciaparra was traded during the World Series championship season of 2004. Orlando Cabrera filled the position the rest of that year, but he was followed by Edgar Renteria, Alex Gonzalez, Julio Lugo and Gonzalez again; Jed Lowrie, Nick Green and Alex Cora were also in the mix. Scutaro provided two years of stability after signing with Boston as a free agent following the 2009 season. Now hes gone, too. The 22-year-old Iglesias appeared in 10 games for the Red Sox last year, getting two hits in six at-bats. A slick fielder who has struggled at the plate as a pro, he batted .235 with a homer and 31 RBIs in 101 games for triple-A Pawtucket last year. In two minor league seasons since he defected from Cuba, Iglesias has a paltry .308 on-base percentage and .316 slugging percentage. Still, his defence is considered outstanding and the Red Sox have been grooming him as their shortstop of the future. Other options for Boston include versatile veterans Mike Aviles and Nick Punto. Both have plenty of big league experience at shortstop, but they were expected to fill utility roles off the bench this season. Cheap Jerseys From China . The pair replace Dustin Byfuglien and Tobias Enstrom, who wore the letters last year. Andrew Ladd remains the captain of the Jets. jerseys from china . Beckham received the booking for a reckless tackle during the first half of Wednesdays scoreless draw against Toronto FC. It was his league-high fifth yellow card through six games. . Sharapova came from behind in the third set to beat Angelique Kerber 6-3, 2-6, 7-5 in the first of Saturdays semifinals. The second-seeded Li followed with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the United States, the odd player out as a qualifier among the three top-seeded players in the last four. cheap jerseys from china . This week they discuss Kyle Lowrys All-Star blessing, Coach Q, unheralded undraftees and leaving the NFL playoffs alone. wholesale jerseys . Schalke general manager Horst Heldt said Thursday that he made an offer to extend Rauls contract, which expires at the end of the season, in an email to the Spaniards representative, Gines Carvajal.DENVER -- All-Star forward David Lee of the Warriors is out for the season after injuring his hip during Golden States 97-95 loss to Denver in Game 1 of their opening playoff series. "Unfortunate, especially for a guy thats worked so hard and put himself in position and put us in the position that were in today. ... But the task is still at hand so we move forward," coach Mark Jackson said. MRI results showed a torn right hip flexor. "I knew last night when I did it," Lee said before the Warriors practice Sunday. "I felt it pop. So I knew we were going to get the results we did this morning. I went run back on defence and had absolutely no sensation in my leg. It wasnt even painful as much as it was just (numb)." Lee said doctors told him he likely wont need surgery, just a couple of months of rest and rehab. He said he hopes to be 100 per cent by mid-summer and come back stronger in camp. The injury leaves the Warriors without a key producer down low. Lee led the NBA in double-doubles with 56 this season. He averaged 18.5 points, 11.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists. "We cant replace him, and we know that," Jackson said. "And thats the thing we have to know right away. Hes an All-Star power forward whos had an incredible year. But we have some guys on our bench that can do some things to cover up his absence. But we cannot replace David Lee." Carl Landry stands to get the bulk of Lees minutes with Draymond Green, Andris Biedrins and Festus Ezeli also in the rotation. Jaackson might also go with a guard-heavy lineup at times. cheap jerseys wholesale. Lee banged into JaVale McGee on a drive in the fourth quarter Saturday and winced as he landed on his right hip. After gathering himself, he shot both free throws, then struggled to run down court and needed assistance as he made his way to the bench. "No dirty play or anything like that," Lee said. "I went up and when I landed, my foot caught, my weight kept all going forward and put all the pressure on that hip area. And Ive been dealing with a sore back ... for the last week and a half, two weeks. And whether overcompensating for that had anything to do with it, I dont know." Lee finished with 10 points and 14 rebounds in his first playoff game in eight NBA seasons. "Ive waited for eight years for this and to have it come to such an abrupt end with something thats out of my control is frustrating," Lee said. "But at the end of the day, our team has still got a good chance I think in this series and Im going to put all my effort toward that." Game 2 is Tuesday in Denver, and Lee will be there for his teammates. "Its easy to kind of sit here and worry about yourself, but Ive been a leader all year long and Im going to continue to be one and guys need to see me be positive right now and Im going to do my best to be that guy," he said. Being a cheerleader or a coach, though, will be hard for him. "I know its really going to set in on Tuesday when we go out there and Im not ready to play," Lee said. ' ' '


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