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Sox to trade Alex Cora?

According to the Globe, the Red Sox are in talks with the White Sox to trade Alex Cora for Juan Uribe:

A pair of shortstops might be changing their Sox. According to CBS Sportsline's Danny Knobler, Chicago and Boston are "deep in conversations" on a trade that would send Juan Uribe to the Red Sox for Alex Cora. Uribe, 29, is hitting .225 with 3 homers and 18 RBI in 151 at-bats. He makes $4.5 million per season. Cora, 32, is batting .279 with 0 homers and 5 RBI. A trade to Chicago would reunite him with his brother, Joey, who is the White Sox' bench coach.

And this would do what for the Red Sox? Answer: nothing. Are we going to try and bank on Uribe actually doing something the rest of the season? This move makes no sense at all. Do the Sox think Uribe has the potential to replace Julio Lugo? Or, maybe, dump Lugo and platoon Uribe and Jed Lowrie? The puzzle pieces aren't fitting together in my head.