Red Sox claim right-handed pitcher John Schreiber off waivers from Detroit Tigers

Boston Places Left-Handed Pitcher Chris Sale on 60-day Injured List

February 18th, 2021

BOSTON, MA – The Boston Red Sox today claimed right-handed pitcher John Schreiber off waivers from the Detroit Tigers. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Red Sox placed left-handed pitcher Chris Sale on the 60-day injured list.

Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement.

Schreiber, 26, has made 28 major league relief appearances, all for the Tigers from 2019-20, going 2-1 with a 6.28 ERA (20 ER/28.2 IP) and 33 strikeouts. Selected by Detroit in the 15th round of the 2016 June Draft out of the University of Northwestern Ohio, Schreiber is 16-15 with a 1.99 ERA (45 ER/204.0 IP) in 147 minor league relief appearances, including a 2.28 ERA (15 ER/59.1 IP), 1.01 WHIP, and .187 opponent batting average in 48 outings for Triple-A Toledo in 2019.

Sale, 31, underwent successful left UCL reconstruction (“Tommy John surgery”) on March 30, 2020. He is 109-73 with a 3.03 ERA (548 ER/1,629.2 IP) and 2,007 strikeouts in 312 career appearances (232 starts) between the Chicago White Sox (2010-16) and Red Sox (2017-20).


PITCHERS (23): Matt Andriese, Matt Barnes, Eduard Bazardo, Ryan Brasier, Colten Brewer, Austin Brice, Nathan Eovaldi, Jay Groome, Darwinzon Hernandez, Tanner Houck, Bryan Mata, Adam Ottavino, Martín Pérez, Nick Pivetta, Garrett Richards, Eduardo Rodriguez, Hirokazu Sawamura, John Schreiber, Connor Seabold, Josh Taylor, Phillips Valdez, Marcus Walden, Garrett Whitlock

CATCHERS (3): Ronaldo Hernández, Christian Vázquez, Connor Wong

INFIELDERS (8): Jonathan Araúz, Christian Arroyo, Xander Bogaerts, Michael Chavis, Bobby Dalbec, Rafael Devers, Kiké Hernández, Hudson Potts

OUTFIELDERS (6): Franchy Cordero, J.D. Martinez, Hunter Renfroe, Jeisson Rosario, Alex Verdugo, Marcus Wilson


PITCHERS (1): Chris Sale

CATCHERS (1): Kevin Plawecki