BOSTON, MA – The Boston Red Sox today made the following roster moves:
Placed shortstop Xander Bogaerts and infielder/outfielder Yairo Muñoz on the COVID-19 Related injured list.
Selected infielder Jack López and right-hander pitcher John Schreiber from Triple-A Worcester.
Reinstated right-handed pitcher Ryan Brasier from the 60-day injured list.
Reinstated infielder/outfielder Danny Santana from the 10-day injured list.
Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement.
Bogaerts, 28, has hit .298 (137-for-459) with 33 doubles, 20 home runs, and 70 RBI in 124 games this season, making 118 starts at shortstop. The right-handed hitter ranks among the top 10 in the American League in batting average (6th, .298), on-base percentage (9th, .366), OPS (10th, .867), and doubles (5th, 33). He leads AL shortstops this season in doubles, slugging percentage (.501), OPS, and extra-base hits (53).
Muñoz, 26, has played in five games for Boston since being selected from Worcester on Friday, appearing in three games at second base and one in left field. He has also hit .318 (107-for-336) with an .808 OPS in 83 games for Worcester this season.
Schreiber, 27, was claimed off waivers from the Detroit Tigers in February. This will be his first stint on Boston’s active major league roster. The right-hander has made 28 appearances (eight starts) for Worcester this season, going 2-3 with a 3.10 ERA (20 ER/58.0 IP) while throwing at least 2.0 innings in 18 of his outings. In 28 career major league appearances, all with Detroit from 2019-20, Schreiber is 2-1 with a 6.28 ERA (20 ER/28.2 IP).
López, 28, will be making his first appearance on an active major league roster. The right-handed hitter has split the 2021 season between Worcester (58 games) and Double-A Portland (five games), combining to hit .274 (59-for-215) with 20 extra-base hits and 39 RBI while making 18 starts at shortstop, 16 at third base, 14 at second base, and 10 in center field. Lopez won a silver medal with Team USA at the 2020 Olympic Games.
Brasier, 34, has been on the injured list since April 1 with a left calf strain. He made eight appearances between Worcester and Portland during his rehabilitation assignment, tossing 1.0 scoreless inning in each of his last four outings. Brasier is 5-4 with a 3.58 ERA (49 ER/123.1 IP) in 128 career appearances (one start) for the Los Angeles Angels (2013) and Red Sox (2018-20).
Santana, 30, was placed on the 10-day injured list on July 22 with a left groin strain. The switch hitter played six games between Worcester and Portland during his rehabilitation assignment, batting .444 (8-for-18) with one double, three home runs, and six RBI. The switch hitter has played in 33 games with Boston this season and batted .171 (18-for-105) with two doubles, one triple, four home runs, and 13 RBI, making 11 starts in center field, 11 at first base, two in left field, and two at designated hitter.