BOSTON, MA — The Boston Red Sox today claimed infielder Travis Shaw off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers. The Red Sox’ 40-man roster is now at 40.
Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement.
Shaw, 31, played in 56 games for the Brewers 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. The left-handed hitter was placed on the 60-Day Injured List with a dislocated left shoulder on June 10 and began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Nashville on July 27. Over 11 games with Nashville, Shaw hit .273 (9-for-33) with two home runs and eight RBI.
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). In 210 games with the Red Sox, he batted .251 (177-for-706) with 29 home runs and 107 RBI. After hitting 31 home runs with 101 RBI in 2017 for the Brewers, Shaw hit 32 home runs with 86 RBI in 2018, recording an OPS above .800 in each season.