BOSTON, MA – Prior to tonight’s game against the New York Mets, the Boston Red Sox made the following roster moves:
Placed right-handed pitcher Garrett Whitlock on the 10-Day Injured List with a right pectoral strain, retroactive to September 20.
Recalled right-handed pitcher Ryan Brasier from Triple-A Worcester.
Returned infielder Christian Arroyo from his injury rehab assignment with Worcester and reinstated him from the COVID-19 Related Injured List.
Returned infielder Jack López to Worcester.
Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement.
Whitlock, 25, is 8-4 with a 1.99 ERA (16 ER/72.1 IP), a 1.12 WHIP, 79 strikeouts, and 17 walks in 45 appearances this season, the first of his major league career. Acquired by the Red Sox in the 2020 Rule 5 Draft, the right-hander ranks second among major league rookies in ERA (min. 50.0 IP), as well as fourth in strikeout-to-walk ratio (4.65).
Brasier, 34, missed the Red Sox’ first 134 games of the season on the injured list. Since being reinstated on September 1, the right-hander has appeared in five games with Boston, allowing two earned runs in 4.1 innings (4.15 ERA) with one strikeout, two walks, and nine hits allowed.
Arroyo, 26, was placed on the COVID-19 Related Injured List on August 27. He appeared in three rehab games with Worcester—all at second base—and went 1-for-11. He has batted .264 (42-for-159) with six home runs, 25 RBI, and a .776 OPS in 53 games for the Red Sox, missing 82 games on the injured list.
López, 28, made his major league debut this season, appearing in seven games and going 2-for-13 (.154) with two doubles. The right-handed hitter has split the 2021 minor league season between Worcester (60 games) and Double-A Portland (five games), combining to hit .274 (60-for-219) with 20 extra-base hits and 40 RBI.