Maui’s Shane Victorino traded from Red Sox to Angels

Shane Victorino at Kahala Community Park on Feb. 3, 2015.

Maui’s Shane Victorino is headed to Anaheim.

The Saint Anthony graduate and 2-time All-Star Outfielder was traded Monday from the Boston Red Sox to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for infielder Josh Rutledge.

The Red Sox are also sending cash to the Angels to help cover the remainder of Victorino’s salary. He is due just over $4 million for the rest of the season, and then he will be a free agent at the completion of the season.

Victorino, 34, was hitting .245 with a .324 on-base percentage for the Red Sox. He missed much of the season with injuries. He has played just 33 games.

The move takes him from the American League East Division’s last place team (44-55) to the AL West leaders at 55-43.

The Flyin’ Hawaiian is currently in his 12th Major League season and was in his third campaign with the Red Sox.

He is a veteran of six postseasons, has played in three World Series and was a member of the 2008 Phillies and 2013 Red Sox World Series Champion clubs and has won four Rawlings Gold Glove Awards (2008-10, 2013). He is one of eight Major League players who has appeared in the postseason in six of the last eight years.

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