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Joshua Aaron Wilson (born March 26, 1981 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), is an infielder for the Boston Red Sox organization. Wilson is a Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania native. Wilson was part of the 1998 Pennsylvania state championship baseball team. (Mt. Lebanon)
On January 6, 2006, he was traded to the Colorado Rockies for a player to be named later. Wilson missed the first part of the 2006 season after being placed on the 60-day disabled list with a broken toe. At the end of the season, he became a free agent and was signed by the Washington Nationals.
In 2007, Wilson appeared in 15 games for the Nationals before they placed him on waivers. He was claimed by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on May 10, 2007, and appeared in 90 games for them during the season. On December 3, 2007, he was claimed off waivers by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Wilson began the 2008 season playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates Triple-A affiliate, the Indianapolis Indians. In August 2008, Wilson was acquired by the Boston Red Sox and assigned to their Triple-A affiliate, the Pawtucket Red Sox. Wilson's acquisition by the Sox completed a three team deal which sent Manny Ramirez to the Los Angeles Dodgers from the Red Sox, Jason Bay to the Red Sox from the Pirates and infielder Andy LaRoche, and pitcher Bryan Morris from the Dodgers, and outfielder Brandon Moss and pitcher Craig Hansen from the Red Sox to the Pirates.
- ↑ Shelly Anderson. "Mt. Lebanon's Josh Wilson has earned his crack at the majors without using steroids", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 2005-03-04. Retrieved on 2008-08-04.
- ↑ Robert Lee. "Shortstop Wilson goes to PawSox as part of Manny-for-Bay deal", Providence Journal, 2008-08-03. Retrieved on 2008-08-04.