The Boston Red Sox made their first actual transfer of the offseason Wednesday by signing a relief pitcher, however they weren’t completed there.
The Red Sox additionally pulled off a trade later within the day, buying infielder Hoy Park from the Pittsburgh Pirates in alternate for 18-year-old left-handed pitcher Inmer Lobo. The 26-year-old Park was designated for assignment by the Pirates on Tuesday.
Park performed in 23 video games for the Pirates this previous season, batting .216 (11-for-51) with two house runs and 6 RBIs. While clearly not displaying probably the most potent of bats, Park showcased his versatility as a defender by beginning video games at second base, third base and shortstop. Park additionally has expertise taking part in within the outfield as he earned 12 begins on the grass over the previous two seasons.
Park made his main league debut with the Yankees in 2021 earlier than New York dealt him away as a part of a mid-season commerce that 12 months to the Pirates for Clay Holmes.
Lobo, a 6-foot-1, 193-pound hurler from Venezuela, pitched for the Red Sox within the Dominican Summer League, posting a 2-0 report in 5 begins together with a 0.82 ERA. He additionally struck out 28 batters in 22 innings pitched.