Red Sox Announce Roster Moves

July 9th, 2024

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

  • Recalled infielder/outfielder Jamie Westbrook from Triple-A Worcester.
  • Selected right-handed pitcher Trey Wingenter to the active Major League roster. He will wear number 61.
  • Optioned infielder/outfielder Enmanuel Valdez to Worcester.
  • Designated right-handed pitcher Naoyuki Uwasawa for assignment.

Westbrook, 29, has played in 11 games for the Red Sox this season, his Major League debut. He has made nine starts at second base, also appearing in one game in right field and one at third base. The right-handed hitter has gone 4-for-18 with a double, a home run, four RBI, and two walks. The Holyoke, Massachusetts native has also played in 49 games for Worcester this season, batting .282 (59-for-209) with 32 runs scored and 43 RBI while making 24 starts at third base, 15 in right field, eight at second base, seven as the designated hitter, and four at first base.

Wingenter, 30, was acquired from the Detroit Tigers on Saturday in a minor league trade. The right-hander owns a 5.28 ERA (51 ER/87.0 IP) with 121 strikeouts in 90 Major League games with the San Diego Padres (2018-19) and Tigers (2023). Originally selected by the Padres in the 17th round of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft, the Alabama native has posted a 3.31 ERA (12 ER/32.2 IP) with 48 strikeouts in 26 games this season for Triple-A Toledo.

Valdez, 25, has played in 56 games for Boston this season, making 45 starts at second base and one as the designated hitter while batting .226 (37-for-164) with six home runs and 26 RBI. The left-handed hitter has also played in 20 games for Worcester, batting .230 (17-for-74) with six home runs and 10 RBI. Originally signed by the Houston Astros as an international free agent in July 2015, the Dominican Republic native has batted .244 (74-for-303) with a .721 OPS, 12 home runs, and 45 RBI in 105 games with the Red Sox (2023-24).

Uwasawa, 30, allowed one run in 4.0 innings over two games for the Red Sox this season, his Major League debut. The right-hander also posted a 6.54 ERA (31 ER/42.2 IP) with 36 strikeouts in 13 games (six starts) for Worcester. A native of Japan, he was acquired by Boston in a minor league trade on March 27.