BOSTON, MA – The Boston Red Sox today signed infielder Yu Chang to a one-year contract for the 2023 season. To make room for Chang on the 40-man roster, Boston placed infielder Trevor Story on the 60-Day Injured List due to right elbow ulnar collateral ligament repair.
Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement.
Chang, 27, played in 69 Major League games in 2022 with the Cleveland Guardians, Pittsburgh Pirates, Tampa Bay Rays, and Red Sox, batting .208 (35-for-168) with four home runs. Born in Taitung, Taiwan, he made Cleveland’s Opening Day roster in each of the last three seasons (2020-22). The right-handed hitter has started 47 games at first base, 37 at third base, 33 at second base, 17 at shortstop, and three at designated hitter during his Major League career.
Story, 30, underwent a successful internal bracing procedure of the right elbow ulnar collateral ligament on January 10. The right-handed hitter has batted .268 (853-for-3,179) with an .849 OPS, 174 home runs, 516 RBI, and 113 stolen bases in 839 career games with the Colorado Rockies (2016-21) and Boston (2022).
BOSTON RED SOX 40-MAN ROSTER (40)
Pitchers (21): Brayan Bello, Richard Bleier, Ryan Brasier, Kutter Crawford, Tanner Houck, Kenley Jansen, Zack Kelly, Corey Kluber, Chris Martin, Bryan Mata, Wyatt Mills, Chris Murphy, Kaleb Ort, James Paxton, Nick Pivetta, Joely Rodríguez, Chris Sale, John Schreiber, Brandon Walter, Garrett Whitlock, Josh Winckowski
Catchers (2): Reese McGuire, Connor Wong
Infielders (7): Triston Casas, Yu Chang, Bobby Dalbec, Rafael Devers, David Hamilton, Adalberto Mondesi, Justin Turner
Outfielders (6): Wilyer Abreu, Jarren Duran, Adam Duvall, Rob Refsnyder, Alex Verdugo, Masataka Yoshida
Infielder/Outfielders (4): Christian Arroyo, Kiké Hernández, Ceddanne Rafaela, Enmanuel Valdez
BOSTON RED SOX NON-ROSTER INVITEES (22)
Pitchers (10): Dan Altavilla, Taylor Broadway, Matt Dermody, Jake Faria, Durbin Feltman, Norwith Gudino, Oddanier Mosqueda, Victor Santos, Ryan Sherriff, Chase Shugart
Catchers (4): Jorge Alfaro, Caleb Hamilton, Ronaldo Hernández, Stephen Scott
Infielders (2): Christian Koss, Matthew Lugo
Outfielders (3): Greg Allen, Narciso Crook, Raimel Tapia
Infielder/Outfielders (3): Ryan Fitzgerald, Niko Goodrum, Nick Sogard
60-DAY INJURED LIST (1)
Infielders (1): Trevor Story