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OXON HILL, Md. -- Even before landing Chris Sale, the Boston Red Sox got the man they wanted -- a setup man, in fact.The AL East champions locked down their eighth-inning spot Tuesday, acquiring right-hander Tyler Thornburg from the Milwaukee Brewers in a package that included infielder Travis Shaw.Relief pitchers have been a main focus across the majors this offseason, and Thornburg was the centerpiece in the first trade at baseballs winter meetings.Hes what we were looking to try to find, Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said.He is somebody we like a great deal, he said. Projects to be a quality eighth-inning individual for us.The 28-year-old Thornburg will set up for closer Craig Kimbrel. Thornburg was 8-5 with 13 saves and a 2.15 ERA in 67 games for the Brewers, striking out 90 in 67 innings.Kind of a breakout year, Boston manager John Farrell said.Milwaukee also got minor league infielder Mauricio Dubon, minor league right-hander Josh Pennington and a player to be named or $100.The 26-year-old Shaw hit .242 with 16 home runs and 71 RBI last season. He mostly played third base, and also saw time at first.Its always challenging to trade major league players, especially major league players who have been as productive as Tyler was for us this past season, Brewers general manager David Stearns said, but were real excited about the players were getting, including one who we expect to impact the major league team immediately.The 22-year-old Dubon hit a combined .323 and scored 101 runs between the Single-A and Double-A levels. The 21-year-old Pennington was 5-3 with a 2.86 ERA in Class A.Thornburg took over as the Brewers closer for the last two months after Jeremy Jeffress was traded to Texas, and was equally effective against lefty and righty hitters. He held left-handers to a .130 batting average last season, and at one point retired 26 hitters in a row overall.Thornburg features a firm fastball and a curve that improved when he tinkered with his mechanics. He made barely over the major league minimum salary last season and is now under Bostons control for three years.After beginning his pro career as a starter, Thornburg became a reliever after having elbow trouble in 2014. Hes been healthy since the middle of 2015 and his arrival comes at the absolute right time, Farrell said.Thornburg said on a conference call with reporters shortly after the deal was announced that his arm settled down once his role did.I never really had a role. I ended up bouncing back and forth between starting and relieving, he said. Going into this season, the thing that makes you feel pretty good about that is I didnt have any flare-ups last year.Thornburg will join right-handers Joe Kelly, Heath Hembree and Matt Barnes and lefty Robbie Ross Jr. in the Red Sox relief corps. When Kimbrel needs a day off, Thornburg can close.Not looking to make any more additions to our bullpen, Dombrowski said.Red Sox relievers Koji Uehara, Junichi Tazawa and Brad Ziegler became free agents after the season.Dombrowski said the Red Sox asked about Thornburg last season and the Brewers didnt want to deal him. Last month, Stearns said Milwaukee was interested in Shaw, and trade talks increased during the last week.Dombrowski said he felt comfortable trading Shaw because third baseman Pablo Sandoval has recovered well from shoulder surgery that sidelined him for most of last season.Shaw hit 34 doubles last year in his first full season in the majors. He made 99 starts at third base.Dubon stole 30 bases and had 69 RBI for Class A Salem and Double-A Portland. Drafted in 2013, he is a career .306 hitter in the minors.Dubon is a promising prospect, but Boston already has All-Star Xander Bogaerts at shortstop.Were excited to be able to add him to what is a continually improving farm system, and Pennington is a nice low-level, high-velocity reliever, Stearns said.The Brewers went 73-89 this year. Earlier in the offseason, they signed free agent Eric Thames, who played two years in the majors and has spent the last three seasons in South Korea. Cheap Christian Kirk Jersey . -- PGA TOUR Canada member Steve Saunders took a three-stroke lead Saturday in the Web. Cheap Arizona Cardinals Jersesys . Nathan MacKinnon, Jamie McGinn and Jan Hejda also scored for the Avalanche, who won despite being outshot 38-23. MacKinnons goal, also on the power play, came with just over a minute remaining. http://www.cardinalsjerseyscheap.com/ . 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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Despite a delay of several days, the head of the Australian delegation said she expects her 700 athletes and officials to move into housing at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Wednesday.Australia refused to check in at the Athletes Village when it officially opened on Sunday, complaining about water leaks, gas leaks, electrical faults and filth that delegation head Kitty Chiller said endangered athletes.Its looking like, according to our plan, that we will be able to move everybody in on Wednesday, Chiller said, speaking Monday at Rios Olympic Park.Sidney Levy, the CEO of the Rio organizing committee, told The Associated Press that half of the 31 apartment buildings in the village complex were ready on Monday.The rest will be delivered in the next few days, Levy said, adding that each building might have a few apartments with problems that might take a bit extra to solve.Rio spokesman Mario Andrada said 630 people are working around the clock so the villages 3,600 apartments can be ready on Thursday, barely a week before the Olympics open on Aug. 5.Rio officials said 1,600 people from 115 countries were living in the village on Monday -- including 400 athletes. The village will accommodate about 18,000 athletes and officials at its peak.Many teams are already in Brazil but are attending private training camps and may not need to move into the village for another few days.Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes, after harshly criticizing Chiller on Sunday, has acknowledged that Australia had the worst prepared building in the vast complex that contains seven swimming pools, tennis courts and a dining area to serve 60,000 meals daily.The mayor and I have a date on Wednesday, and I believe there will be a ceremonial handing over of the keys, Chiller said.dddddddddddd Ive arranged a little present for the mayor, also. I look forward to meeting him after two years of banter in the media.Paes sarcastically said he was tempted to put a kangaroo jumping outside the Australians building to make them happy.Chiller stressed her comments had not been an attack on Brazil.The complaints were not against Brazil, not against Rio, not against the people of Rio, she said. It wasnt a slur.She praised the village on a visit a few months ago, and said so on social media. But that was a dry run.We didnt turn on any taps, we didnt flush any toilets then, and we didnt turn the showers on, she said.She said Australia was picking up some extra bills for cleaning services and hotels, but suggested local organizers could get a tab.Anyone that we have contracted at this point in time, or any altered arrangements as in extra accommodations at hotels, we are paying for that at the moment, she said. Some of the cleaners we will be paying for, yes. Well work out who pays the bill later on.Chiller listed seven other delegations -- Britain, New Zealand, Germany, Belgium, Brazil, Japan and the Netherlands -- that arrived early and worked with Australia on varied problems.The president of the Argentine Olympic Committee, Gerardo Werthein, on Monday called two of the five floors for his delegation uninhabitable.Chiller said speaking out probably put pressure on the organizing committee. Then she changed her word choice.I wouldnt like to use the word pressure, she added. The resources were made available. Wholesale Jerseys 2020 Cheap NFL Jerseys Throwback Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Hoodies Wholesale Black NFL Jerseys Discount Jerseys ' ' '

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