Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Red Sox announce roster moves

BOSTON, MA – The Boston Red Sox today announced following roster moves:


  • Optioned outfielder Franchy Cordero and catcher Connor Wong to Triple-A Worcester following yesterday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles.


  • Added infielder Travis Shaw to the active major league roster. He will wear number 23.


  • Released infielder/outfielder Marwin Gonzalez.


Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement.


Cordero, 26, has appeared in 47 games with the Red Sox this season, making 27 starts in left field, eight at first base, one in right field, and one at designated hitter. He has hit .189 (24-for-127) with six doubles, one home run, and nine RBI. In 44 games with Worcester, Cordero has batted .329 (55-for-167) with a .955 OPS, six home runs, and seven stolen bases.


Wong, 25, made his major league debut this season and has appeared in six games with Boston, going 4-for-13 (.308) and throwing out the only runner who attempted to steal against him. In 28 games with Worcester this season, he has hit .185 (20-for-108) with two home runs, making 25 starts at catcher, one at second base, and two at designated hitter.


Shaw, 31, was claimed off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday. He played in 56 games for Milwaukee this season, batting .191 (34-for-178) with six home runs and 28 RBI while making 45 starts at third base and three at first base. Since being selected by the Red Sox in the ninth round of the 2011 June Draft, Shaw has appeared in 698 major league games with Boston (2015-16), the Toronto Blue Jays (2020), and Milwaukee (2017-19, 2021).


Gonzalez, 32, appeared in 77 games with the Red Sox this season, making 30 starts at second base, 12 at first base, nine at shortstop, eight in left field, six at third base, and two in right field. He batted .202 (49-for-242) with two home runs and a .567 OPS.

Mikey Balhan Sports

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