In 197 at-bats, Hinske is hitting .264/.353/.513. Boston will send a minor league player to the Blue Jays and pay approximately $1.4 million remaining on Hinske's contract this year (but pay only half of his $5.6 salary for 2007).
David Heuschkel points out:
Hinske's production has decreased since he was 2002 American League rookie of the year, posting career highs in homers (24), RBI (84) and batting average (.279). He hasn't hit more than 15 homers or driven in more than 69 runs since.The Red Sox also signed minor league first baseman Carlos Pena. Another good option for the September bench.