Red Sox announce roster moves

August 4th, 2022

BOSTON, MA—The Boston Red Sox today announced the following roster moves:

  • Added first baseman Eric Hosmer to the active Major League roster.
  • Recalled left-handed pitcher Darwinzon Hernandez from Triple-A Worcester.
  • Reinstated right-handed pitcher Matt Barnes from the 60-Day Injured List.
  • Placed right-handed pitcher Brayan Bello on the 15-Day Injured List with a left groin strain.
  • Optioned right-handed pitcher Kaleb Ort to Worcester following yesterday’s game.

Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement.

Hosmer, 32, was acquired from the San Diego Padres on Tuesday. The left-handed hitter is batting .272 (91-for-335) with 16 doubles, eight home runs, 40 RBI, and a .727 OPS in 90 games this season. The 2015 World Series champion with the Kansas City Royals has won four Gold Glove Awards at first base (2013-15, ’17), a Silver Slugger Award (2017), and an American League All-Star Game MVP Award (2016). Hosmer’s first appearance this series will be his first at Kauffman Stadium since signing with San Diego as a free agent prior to the 2018 season.

Hernandez, 25, has made four relief appearances for Boston this season, posting a 12.27 ERA (5 ER/3.2 IP). The left-hander has also appeared in 14 games (seven starts) for Worcester in 2022, recording a 4.68 ERA (13 ER/25.0 IP) with 14.76 strikeouts per 9.0 innings (41 strikeouts). Since being optioned to Worcester on July 26, Hernandez has made two scoreless relief appearances for Worcester, not allowing a hit and striking out five.

Barnes, 32, was placed on the Injured List on June 1 (retro to May 31) due to right shoulder inflammation. The right-hander made eight rehab appearances between Triple-A Worcester, Double-A Portland, and the Rookie-level FCL Red Sox in July. Barnes has made 20 appearances for Boston this season, recording a 7.94 ERA (15 ER/17.0 IP) with two saves.

Bello, 23, recorded two outs in the fourth inning of yesterday’s game before being removed due to injury. The right-hander has an 8.47 ERA (16 ER/17.0 IP) in five appearances (three starts) for Boston this season, the first of his Major League career. Bello is ranked as a top 50 prospect by both Baseball America (No. 22) and (No. 42).

Ort, 30, allowed two runs over 3.0 innings in yesterday’s loss to the Houston Astros. The right-hander has a 9.49 ERA (13 ER/12.1 IP) in 10 relief appearances for Boston this season, six of which have been scoreless. Ort allowed eight runs over 0.2 innings on July 22 against the Toronto Blue Jays but has a 3.97 ERA (5 ER/11.1 IP) in his other nine outings.