Boston Red Sox announce roster moves


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

• The Red Sox acquired right-handed pitcher Yacksel Rios from the Seattle Mariners, in exchange for cash considerations.

• To make room for Rios on the 40-man roster, the Red Sox designated right-handed pitcher Ryan Weber for assignment.

• To fill Weber’s spot on the active major league roster for tonight’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Boston recalled infielder Michael Chavis from Triple-A Worcester.

Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement.

Rios, 27, has made 69 major league appearances with the Philadelphia Phillies (2017-19), Pittsburgh Pirates (2019-20), and Mariners (2021), going 5-2 with a 6.47 ERA (52 ER/72.1 IP). Selected by Philadelphia in the 12th round of the 2011 June Draft, the right-hander spent parts of nine seasons in the Phillies organization before the Pirates claimed him off waivers on August 3, 2019. Signed by the Tampa Bay Rays as a minor league free agent in January, Rios posted a 0.66 ERA (1 ER/13.2 IP) in 12 games with Triple-A Durham this season before being traded to Seattle on June 4. Born in Caguas, Puerto Rico, he attended Doctora Conchita Cuevas High School.

Weber, 30, made his 2021 Red Sox debut yesterday against the Toronto Blue Jays, throwing 5.2 innings of relief. Prior to his selection to the major league roster, the right-hander had gone 2-2 with a 4.63 ERA (18 ER/35.0 IP) in seven appearances (six starts) for Worcester this season. Weber has appeared in 60 major league games (16 starts) with the Atlanta Braves (2015-16), Mariners (2017), Rays (2018), and Red Sox (2019-21), making Boston’s 2020 Opening Day roster.

Chavis, 25, has appeared in 11 games over two stints with Boston this season. He is 9-for-33 (.273) with one home run, four doubles, seven runs scored, and two RBI, making five starts at second base and two at first base. Chavis began the season at the Alternate Training Site and has played in 19 games with Worcester, batting .263 (20-for-76) with three home runs and a .737 OPS. In 148 major league games (2019-21), he has hit .243 (128-for-526) with 24 home runs and 79 RBI.


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