Red Sox add infielder from Brewers just before 2023 trade deadline
The Boston Red Sox did NOT let the 2023 trade deadline pass without making an addition to their roster.
According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan on Tuesday, the Red Sox are acquiring infielder Luis Urias from the Milwaukee Brewers. Passan’s report came a full 18 minutes after the deadline had passed at 6 p.m. ET.
As first reported by Adam McCalvy of MLB.com, the Red Sox are sending minor-league pitcher Bradley Blalock to the Brewers for Urias.
Urias, 26, is batting just .145 with a .535 OPS so far in the 2023 season. In the field, he’s split his time between second and third base. He does have experience at shortstop, 141 games in his career.
This certainly feels like nothing more than a depth move for a reserve infielder, and not a move that will make any kind of significant impact. It adds up to a quiet trade deadline for Red Sox Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom, definitely a disappointment if you expected more impactful additions.
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