Red Sox acquire catcher Reese McGuire from Chicago White Sox

Boston sends left-handed pitcher Jake Diekman to White Sox

August 1st, 2022

BOSTON, MA—The Boston Red Sox today acquired catcher Reese McGuire and a player to be named later or cash considerations from the Chicago White Sox, in exchange for left-handed pitcher Jake Diekman.

Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement.

McGuire, 27, has played 53 games for the White Sox this season, batting .225 (34-for-151) with 10 RBI. The left-handed hitter has played in 52 games at catcher, throwing out 11 of 36 attempted base stealers (30.6%), fourth most in the American League. Selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first round (14th overall) of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft out of Kentwood High School (WA), McGuire has hit .241 (125-for-518) with nine home runs and 36 RBI in 194 career games for the Toronto Blue Jays (2018-21) and White Sox (2022). He has thrown out 33 of 109 attempted base stealers (30.3%) in 184 games at catcher (153 starts).

Diekman, 35, has a 4.23 ERA (18 ER/38.1 IP) in a team-leading 44 appearances this season. The left-hander most recently pitched on July 30 against the Milwaukee Brewers, allowing one run in the eighth inning. Diekman is 25-26 with 15 saves and a 3.77 ERA (207 ER/494.1 IP) in 573 relief appearances for the Philadelphia Phillies (2012-15), Texas Rangers (2015-18), Arizona Diamondbacks (2018), Kansas City Royals (2019), Oakland A’s (2019-21), and Red Sox (2022).