Red Sox

Veteran slugger, key part of Red Sox ’86 team, passes.

(Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports)

Don Baylor’s time in a Red Sox uniform didn’t last long, but he left a sizeable imprint.

Baylor, who passed away Monday after a long battle with cancer, spent less than two full seasons of his 19-year playing career with the Sox. He came to them in a rare trade with the New York Yankees, at the end of spring training in 1986, in exchange for fellow DH Mike Easler.