A converted infielder, 22-year-old catcher Josue Peley has been nothing to write home about offensively since being drafted in the 35th round of the 2006 Draft.

Joining the Red Sox organization on Memorial Day, when utility-outfielder Jonathan Van Every was returned to the Pirates, Peley appears like a throw in. That is, since neither Van Every nor Peley has any substantial value, this deal was essentially a body swap.

Van Every—one may recall—had previously been signed to a Minor League contract with Boston, had been released in July of 2009, had signed with Pittsburgh, and had been dealt back to Boston on April 24 of this year.

Over the past three years with the Pirates’ Single-A affiliates, Peley has batted just .205 in more than 400 at bats. For a hitter at the lowest of professional levels, that number is horrifying.

A Venezuelan by way of Montreal, Quebec, Peley isn’t much stronger with the glove than he is with the stick, and—according to SoxProspects .com—he projects as no more than a career Minor League backup catcher.

Peley has now been assigned to play for the Greenville Drive.

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