BOSTON, MA—The Boston Red Sox today claimed infielder Yu Chang off waivers from the Tampa Bay Rays. To make room for Chang on the 40-man roster, the club designated outfielder Jaylin Davis for assignment.
Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement.
Chang, 27, has hit .216 (32-for-148) with four home runs in 58 Major League games this season between the Cleveland Guardians, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Rays. A right-handed hitter born in Taitung, Taiwan, he made Cleveland’s Opening Day roster in each of the last three seasons (2020-22). Signed by Cleveland as a non-drafted free agent in June 2013, Chang has started 46 Major League games at first base, 37 at third base, 30 at second base, 14 at shortstop, and three at designated hitter.
Davis, 28, is 4-for-12 (.333) with two RBI in 12 games for Boston this season, appearing in four games in center field, three in right field, and one in left field. Selected by the Minnesota Twins in the 24th round of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft out of Appalachian State University, the right-handed hitter has also batted .212 (64-for-302) with seven home runs in 86 Triple-A games this season between Sacramento and Worcester.