Red Sox announce roster moves

August 2nd, 2022

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

  • Reinstated third baseman Rafael Devers from the 10-Day Injured List.
  • Added catcher Reese McGuire and outfielder Tommy Pham to the active Major League roster.
  • Placed outfielder Rob Refsnyder on the 10-Day Injured List with a right knee sprain, retroactive to July 30.
  • Optioned catcher Ronaldo Hernández and outfielder/first baseman Franchy Cordero to Triple-A Worcester.

Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement.

Devers, 25, was placed on the 10-Day Injured List on July 23 with right hamstring inflammation. The left-handed hitter ranks among the American League’s top 10 in batting average (2nd, .324), slugging percentage (3rd, .602), OPS (3rd, .981), home runs (T-8th, 22), hits (T-5th, 113), doubles (4th, 29), extra-base hits (3rd, 52), total bases (3rd, 210), and runs scored (T-4th, 62).

McGuire, 27, was acquired from the Chicago White Sox yesterday. The left-handed hitter has played 53 games for the White Sox this season, batting .225 (34-for-151) with 10 RBI. He has played in 52 games at catcher, throwing out 11 of 36 attempted base stealers (30.6%), fourth most in the American League.

Pham, 34, was acquired from the Cincinnati Reds last night. The right-handed hitter batted .238 (81-for-340) with 11 home runs and 39 RBI in 91 games for the Reds this season, making 82 starts in left field. He ranks third among Major League left fielders with seven outfield assists. Against left-handed pitching this season, Pham has hit .290 (27-for-93) with an .833 OPS.

Refsnyder, 31, last played on July 29 against the Milwaukee Brewers, appearing as a pinch hitter in the ninth inning. The right-handed hitter is batting .309 (29-for-94) with an .885 OPS, 10 extra-base hits, and 12 RBI in 34 games for Boston this season. He has appeared in 22 games in right field, six in center field, and three in left field, also playing five games at designated hitter.

Hernández, 24, was recalled from Worcester yesterday but did not appear in last night’s game against the Houston Astros. The right-handed hitter is batting .279 (81-for-290) with 23 doubles, 10 home runs, and 45 RBI in 74 games for the WooSox this season.

Cordero, 27, has played 72 games for Boston this season, batting .219 (47-for-215) with 22 extra-base hits and 24 RBI. The left-handed hitter has played 45 games at first base, 25 in right field, nine in left field, and three at designated hitter in 2022.