MIDDLEBSROUGH, England (AP) Middlesbrough has signed striker Rudy Gestede from Aston Villa in a bid to solve its shortage of goals.
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The 28-year-old Gestede, who has scored four goals for second-tier club Villa this season, fell out of favor with manager Steve Bruce.
Middlesbrough is two places and four points above the relegation zone. Boro has scored only 17 goals in 20 matches — the same as last-place Hull.