HOUSTON (AP) _ Outfielder Carl Everett was traded today from the Houston Astros to the Boston Red Sox for two minor leaguers.

Everett hit .325 with 25 home runs and 108 RBIs for Houston last season. With the deal, the Astros are able to unload his salary and pick up a pair of prospects. Everett made $2.5 million last season and is eligible for salary arbitration.

In return, Houston gets Adam Everett, a top minor league shortstop prospect, and left-handed pitcher Greg Miller.

The Red Sox would like to sign Carl Everett, eligible for free agency after next season, to a long-term deal.