Promoting No. 3 Red Sox prospect Brayan Bello to the majors meant somebody had to be moved from the Boston roster. That decision was made easier for Boston after Tuesday night’s loss to the Rays, when reliever Hansel Robles struggled yet again.
On Tuesday night, Ian Browne of MLB.com reported that Robles will get reassigned after allowing one hit, two walks and a run in one inning in the 8-4 loss Tuesday night. Robles posted a 9.19 ERA in his last 18 appearances in 2022.
Boston traded for Robles in late July 2021, as the Minnesota Twins also gave the Red Sox $500,000 in return for righty Alex Scherff. The 24-year-old Scherff currently plays for the Twins’ Double-A affiliate.
Robles was one of the Red Sox’s most productive relievers early in the 2022 season, but got progressively worse each month. His ERA went from 0.93 in April, to 4.91 in May, 10.50 in June, and finally 21.60 in July.
What started off really well faded rapidly, making this reassignment an easy one for Boston’s staff. It concludes an up-and-down stint in Boston for Robles, who showed promise late last season when he made 15 straight scoreless appearances. Overall, Robles posted a 4.71 regular-season ERA for the Red Sox.