Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer Scott Lauber covers the Boston Red Sox for ESPN.com. Follow on Twitter ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Imagine, for a moment, you are Dave Dombrowski. You're searching for a middle-of-the-order bat to stir the Boston Red Sox's offense and your greatest positional need is at third base. The best available options eight days before the trade deadline are Eduardo Nunez, Asdrubal Cabrera and Jed Lowrie. What do you do? You widen your search. It didn't take recording only six hits -- only two after the second inning -- in a 7-3 loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night to see that the Red Sox are one impact hitter short of having a real chance to run away with the division.
May 31, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons (left) shakes hands with third baseman Juan Francisco after the Jays 12-2 win over Kansas City Royals at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
Associated Press SEATTLE -- Rob Refsnyder was traded from the New York Yankees to the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday for first baseman Ryan McBroom. Designated for assignment on Wednesday, the 26-year-old Refsnyder appeared in 94 games over three seasons with the Yankees, hitting .241 with two home runs and 17 RBI. He played first base, second base, left field and right field. McBroom, 25, hit .243 with 19 doubles, 12 homers and 54 RBI this year at Double-A New Hampshire. He was assigned to Double-A Trenton. New York also put second baseman Starlin Castro back on the 10-day disabled list because of a strained right hamstring, a move retroactive to Saturday, and recalled infielder-outfielder Tyler