Club Options Left-Handed Pitcher Brandon Walter to Worcester
BOSTON, MA—The Boston Red Sox today recalled left-handed pitcher Chris Murphy from Triple-A Worcester. To make room on the active roster, the club optioned left-handed pitcher Brandon Walter to Worcester following last night’s game against the New York Yankees.
Murphy, 25, has posted a 4.64 ERA (22 ER/42.2 IP) in 14 games with Boston this season, his Major League debut. Selected by the Red Sox in the sixth round of the 2019 First-Year Player Draft, the California native has also recorded a 6.32 ERA (37 ER/52.2 IP) in 15 games (nine starts) with Worcester in 2023. The left-hander is ranked by Baseball America as the Red Sox’ No. 21 prospect.
Walter, 27, tossed 3.0 scoreless innings in the second game of yesterday’s doubleheader against the Yankees, his longest career scoreless outing. The left-hander has pitched in nine games for the Red Sox this season, his Major League debut, recording a 6.26 ERA (16 ER/23.0 IP). Selected by Boston in the 26th round of the 2019 First-Year Player Draft, the Delaware native has also posted a 4.75 ERA (47 ER/89.0 IP) in 20 games (17 starts) for Worcester in 2023.