Red Sox announce roster moves


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

  • Reinstated left-handed pitchers James PaxtonChris Sale, and Josh Taylor, right-handed pitcher Tanner Houck, and first baseman/outfielder Franchy Cordero from the 60-Day Injured List.
  • Selected infielder/outfielder Enmanuel Valdez to the active Major League roster.

Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement.

Valdez, 23, was acquired from the Houston Astros in August along with minor league outfielder Wilyer Abreu in exchange for catcher Christian Vázquez. Ranked by Baseball America as the Red Sox’ No. 16 prospect, the left-handed hitter batted .296 (148-for-500) with 92 runs, 35 doubles, two triples, 28 home runs, and 107 RBI in 126 games last season between Double-A and Triple-A. Named to MLB Pipeline’s Prospect Team of the Year First Team at second base, Valdez was one of only four minor league players with at least 35 doubles, 25 home runs, and 100 RBI in 2022. Originally signed by Houston as an international free agent in 2015, the Dominican native has hit .257 (462-for-1,800) with an .803 OPS in 487 minor league games in the Astros (2015-22) and Red Sox (2022) systems. Valdez has made 261 starts at second base, 128 at third base, 17 in left field, six at first base, two at shortstop, and one in right field.


Pitchers (19): Matt Barnes, Brayan Bello, Ryan Brasier, Kutter Crawford, Franklin German, Darwinzon Hernandez, Tanner Houck, Zack Kelly, Bryan Mata, Kaleb Ort, James Paxton, Nick Pivetta, Jake Reed, Chris Sale, John Schreiber, Connor Seabold, Josh Taylor, Garrett Whitlock, Josh Winckowski

Catchers (4): Caleb Hamilton, Ronaldo Hernández, Reese McGuire, Connor Wong

Infielders (7): Triston Casas, Yu Chang, Bobby Dalbec, Rafael Devers, Jeter Downs, Eric Hosmer, Trevor Story

Outfielders (4): Franchy Cordero, Jarren Duran, Rob Refsnyder, Alex Verdugo

Infielder/Outfielders (3): Christian Arroyo, Kiké Hernández, Enmanuel Valdez


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