The Boston Red Sox announced via Twitter on Monday that they’ve traded infielder C.J. Chatham to the Philadelphia Phillies. They will receive either a player to be named later or cash considerations in exchange.
With Chatham gone, the Red Sox’ 40-man roster now sits at 39 after the trade.
The #RedSox today traded INF C.J. Chatham to PHI in exchange for a player to be named or cash considerations. The 40-man roster is now at 39.— Red Sox (@RedSox) January 18, 2021
Chatham, 26, has been a pro since 2014. He played 20 games for Triple-A Pawtucket in 2019, batting .302 with a .760 OPS in 91 plate appearances. He heads to the Phillies, who recently hired former Red Sox exec Dave Dombrowski as their president of baseball operations.
The Red Sox have been active with their own players, retaining starter Martin Perez and reaching a deal with third baseman Rafael Devers before the arbitration deadline. However they lost out on free-agent starter Corey Kluber, who signed with the Yankees, after showing interest.