Comments for: Red Sox add Melancon, Punto in separate deals

Posted Dec. 14, 2011, at 11:48 p.m.

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox tweaked their bullpen and bench with a pair of moves Wednesday, acquiring reliever Mark Melancon and utility infielder Nick Punto in separate deals. After losing closer Jonathan Papelbon in free agency last month, the Red Sox obtained Melancon from the Houston Astros in a …

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