Boston Red Sox

CINCINNATI, OHIO - SEPTEMBER 21: Connor Seabold #67 of the Boston Red Sox pitches in the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on September 21, 2022 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

Last week the Red Sox DFA’d relief pitcher Connor Seabold, bringing an end to his time in Boston. They’ve now made a corresponding move that will net them a return.

Designating a player for assignment is not an outright release. What it does is remove that player from the 40-man roster, and then starts a seven-day clock for the team to either trade that player or place him on irrevocable waivers. If the player clears waivers, he can be reassigned to the minor leagues or released all together.

In Seabold’s case, the team needed to open up a spot on the 40-man to make room for the recently-signed Corey Kluber. That move was made official last Thursday.

  • CINCINNATI, OHIO - SEPTEMBER 21: Connor Seabold #67 of the Boston Red Sox pitches in the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on September 21, 2022 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

    CINCINNATI, OHIO – SEPTEMBER 21: Connor Seabold #67 of the Boston Red Sox pitches in the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on September 21, 2022 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

  • In this case, the Red Sox were able to find a trade partner for Seabold. The team announced on Tuesday afternoon that the 26-year-old righty has been traded to the Colorado Rockies for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

    This is the second such trade the Red Sox have made in as many weeks. After DFA-ing Darwinzon Hernandez to make room for the signing of Justin Turner, the team was able to trade him to the Baltimore Orioles for cash considerations.

    The Red Sox first acquired Seabold at the 2020 trade deadline, along with Nick Pivetta in a deal that sent Brandon Workman and Heath Hembree to the Philadelphia Phillies. Seabold made his MLB debut in 2021 appearing in one game that season, throwing three innings. He then pitched in five games in 2022, posting an 11.29 ERA over five innings. In Triple-A Worcester, he made 19 starts going 8-2 with a 3.32 ERA, although he missed time due to an arm injury.

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