Friday, June 2, 2023

Red Sox announce roster moves

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

  • Selected right-handed pitcher Zack Littell to the active Major League roster. He will wear number 52.
  • Optioned right-handed pitcher Kaleb Ort to Triple-A Worcester following last night’s game against the Phillies.
  • Transferred outfielder Adam Duvall to the 60-Day Injured List.

Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement.

Littell, 27, was acquired from the Texas Rangers in a minor league trade yesterday. In nine games with Triple-A Round Rock this season, the right-hander went 2-0 with a 2.25 ERA (3 ER/12.0 IP) and held opponents to a .196 batting average (9-for-46). Selected by the Seattle Mariners in the 11th round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, Littell has gone 13-5 with three saves and a 4.08 ERA (77 ER/169.2 IP) in 145 Major League appearances (four starts) with the Minnesota Twins (2018-20) and San Francisco Giants (2021-22).

Ort, 31, has posted a 7.30 ERA (10 ER/12.1 IP) in 12 outings with Boston this season after making his first career Opening Day roster. Selected by the Red Sox in the Triple-A phase of the 2020 Rule 5 Draft from the New York Yankees, the right-hander owns a 6.59 ERA (30 ER/41.0 IP) in 38 career appearances, all with Boston (2021-23).

Duvall, 34, was placed on the 10-Day Injured List on April 10 due to a left distal radius fracture (wrist). The right-handed hitter started in center field in eight of the Red Sox’ first nine games, batting .455 (15-for-33) with five doubles, one triple, four home runs, 11 runs scored, and 14 RBI. He was signed by Boston as a free agent on January 24, 2023.

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