Red Sox announce completion of Tommy Pham trade, other roster moves
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.
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.
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