Boston Red Sox

Sep 27, 2019; Chicago, IL, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Matt Hall (64) delivers against the Chicago White Sox in game one of a baseball doubleheader at Guaranteed Rate Field. (Matt Marton/USA TODAY Sports)

98.5 The Sports Hub staff report

The Red Sox may be without a manager for 2020, but Chaim Bloom’s squad continued to add pitchers to the mix on Friday, as the team acquired lefty Matt Hall from the Tigers in exchange for minor-league catcher Jhon Nunez.

Hall, a sixth-round pick back in 2015, comes to Boston after having appeared in 16 games for the Tigers in 2019. It was over that 16-game stretch that Hall posted an 0-1 record and 7.71 ERA with 27 strikeouts in 23.1 innings of work.

The 26-year-old Hall appeared in five games during the 2018 season, and comes to the Sox organization with a 9.48 ERA, and with batters hitting .338 against him, in 31.1 innings of work at the big league level.

Nunez, meanwhile, departs the Red Sox organization after a 2019 year that included a .280 batting average, five homers, and 21 RBIs in 64 games for the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs.

With Hall now in the picture, the team designated pitcher Travis Lakins for assignment.