Club Options Left-Handed Pitcher Brandon Walter to Worcester
BOSTON, MA – The Boston Red Sox today recalled right-handed pitcher Zack Weiss 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 Baltimore Orioles. Weiss will wear number 56.
Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement.
Weiss, 31, was claimed off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels on August 25. The right-hander has posted a 5.79 ERA (12 ER/18.2 IP) with 25 strikeouts in 19 career Major League outings with the Cincinnati Reds (2018) and Angels (2022-23), including a 5.06 ERA (3 ER/5.1 IP) in six games this season. Originally selected by Cincinnati in the sixth round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, the California native has also recorded a 5.44 ERA (25 ER/41.1 IP) in 34 Triple-A appearances during 2023 with Salt Lake and Worcester. Since joining the Red Sox organization, he has made four scoreless appearances for Worcester, striking out six batters in 4.0 innings with a .154 opponent batting average (2-for-13).
Walter, 27, allowed four runs in 1.1 innings last night against Baltimore. The left-hander has pitched in eight games for the Red Sox this season, his Major League debut, recording a 7.20 ERA (16 ER/20.0 IP). Drafted 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.