Boston Red Sox

  • The Red Sox made a trio of roster moves on Wednesday, including finishing their half of the Tommy Pham deal from the trade deadline. When the Red Sox acquired Pham from the Cincinnati Reds on August 1, they did so for ‘cash considerations or a player to be named later.’ On Wednesday the team sent minor league infielder Nick Northcut to the Reds to complete the trade.

    Northcut was the 11th-round draft pick of the Red Sox back in 2018. In 103 games between High-A and Double-A this season, the 23-year-old was hitting .219 with 18 doubles, 30 home runs, and 75 RBIs.

  • Nick Northcut career stats

     
    Year Age Tm Lev Aff G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG
    2018 19 2 Teams Rk-A- BOS 47 166 16 37 10 0 2 25 16 55 .223 .303 .319
    2018 19 Lowell A- BOS 6 24 3 4 1 0 1 5 1 10 .167 .200 .333
    2018 19 Red Sox Rk BOS 41 142 13 33 9 0 1 20 15 45 .232 .319 .317
    2019 20 Lowell A- BOS 54 194 20 41 10 2 1 22 20 60 .211 .287 .299
    2021 22 Salem A BOS 96 345 68 90 32 2 17 77 46 91 .261 .352 .513
    2022 23 2 Teams A+-AA BOS 103 397 55 87 18 0 30 75 25 151 .219 .276 .491
    2022 23 Portland AA BOS 26 101 12 21 5 0 4 17 4 37 .208 .245 .376
    2022 23 Greenville A+ BOS 77 296 43 66 13 0 26 58 21 114 .223 .286 .530
    Total 300 1102 159 255 70 4 50 199 107 357 .231 .307 .438
    AA 26 101 12 21 5 0 4 17 4 37 .208 .245 .376
    A+ 77 296 43 66 13 0 26 58 21 114 .223 .286 .530
    A 96 345 68 90 32 2 17 77 46 91 .261 .352 .513
    A- 60 218 23 45 11 2 2 27 21 70 .206 .278 .303
    Rk 41 142 13 33 9 0 1 20 15 45 .232 .319 .317
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
    Generated 9/14/2022.
  • Pham has been a regular presence in the lineup for the Red Sox since the trade. In 36 games he’s slashing .262/.321/.416 with five home runs and 17 RBIs.

    The Red Sox also announced a move on the back end of their roster on Wednesday. Infielder Yu Chang, who was claimed on waivers from the Tampa Bay Rays earlier this week, was officially added to the active roster. Chang, 26, has already played for three other teams this season in the Rays, Cleveland Guardians, and Pittsburgh Pirates. He’s played 58 games combined between those three stops, slashing .216/.280/.324.

    In order to make room for Chang, the team designated relief pitcher Jeurys Familia for assignment. Familia joined the Red Sox in early August, and appeared in 10 games over the last month and a half while posting a 6.10 ERA.

  • Yu Chang career stats

     
    Year Age Tm G AB R H HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    2019 23 CLE 28 73 8 13 1 6 11 22 .178 .286 .274 .560
    2020 24 CLE 10 11 1 2 0 1 2 4 .182 .308 .182 .490
    2021 25 CLE 89 237 32 54 9 39 11 69 .228 .267 .426 .693
    2022 26 TOT 58 148 16 32 4 14 11 52 .216 .280 .324 .605
    2022 26 TOT 40 106 11 25 3 12 7 34 .236 .278 .349 .627
    2022 26 CLE 4 10 0 0 0 0 0 7 .000 .000 .000 .000
    2022 26 PIT 18 42 5 7 1 2 4 18 .167 .286 .262 .548
    2022 26 TBR 36 96 11 25 3 12 7 27 .260 .305 .385 .690
    Career 185 469 57 101 14 60 35 147 .215 .275 .365 .640
    162 avg 162 411 50 88 12 53 31 129 .215 .275 .365 .640
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
    Generated 9/14/2022.
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