The Boston Red Sox officially announced the signing of right-handed pitcher Corey Kluber on Thursday. But it came at the expense of a disappointing acquisition.
In order to make room for Kluber on the 40-man roster, the Red Sox have designated righty Connor Seabold for assignment, the team announced. The Red Sox now have seven days to waive, trade, or release Seabold. If he is waived and clears, the Sox would have the option to outright him from the 40-man roster to a minor league affiliate.
But typically, DFA means the team is ready to move on from the player. So it’s quite possible that Seabold has pitched his last game for the Red Sox organization.