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The Red Sox trade 2B
Mike Andrews and SS Luis Alvarado to the White Sox for veteran SS Luis Aparicio.
PLAYERS BORN ON DECEMBER 1, 1970 » Kirk Rueter in Hoyleton, IL
In a 6-player swap with the Pirates, the Royals acquire SS IN THE NEWS: Fred Patek. The Pirates pick up P Bob Johnson in the deal, but the righty will go just 17–16 in three years.
PLAYERS BORN ON DECEMBER 3, 1970 » Paul Byrd in Louisville, KY
PLAYERS BORN ON DECEMBER 9, 1970 » Tony Tarasco in New York, NY
The Braves IN THE NEWS: Rico Carty, the leading active ML hitter at .322 lifetime, suffers a fractured knee and ligament damage in a Dominican League game. Carty will miss the entire 1971 season.
St. Louis OF Herman Hill drowns in the Caribbean, near Valencia, Venezuela, at age 25. He had been traded from the Twins on October 20th.
IN THE NEWS: The Reds trade former ace IN THE NEWS: Jim Maloney to the Angels for Greg Garrett. Maloney was just 0-1 this year and will do no better in California.
IN THE NEWS: Jimmy Wynn of the Astros is injured during a domestic quarrel. He will undergo abdominal surgery for a stab wound but will suffer no long-term effects.
The Giants trade popular second baseman IN THE NEWS: Ron Hunt to the Expos for 1B Dave McDonald. Hunt will be a solid starter for three seasons in Montreal, while McDonald will be sold back to the Expos on March 25, 1971.