Red Sox place first baseman/outfielder Franchy Cordero on 60-day injured list

Club selects outfielder Abraham Almonte from Triple-A Worcester

September 7th, 2022

BOSTON, MA—The Boston Red Sox today placed first baseman/outfielder Franchy Cordero on the 60-Day Injured List due to a right ankle sprain, retroactive to September 6. To fill Cordero’s spot on the active roster, the club selected outfielder Abraham Almonte from Triple-A Worcester.

Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement.

Cordero, 28, exited Monday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays in the fifth inning. The left-handed hitter has batted .219 (53-for-242) with 17 doubles, eight home runs, and 29 RBI in a career-high 84 games for the Red Sox this season, appearing in 53 games at first base, 26 in right field, 12 in left field, and two in center field.

Almonte, 33, was acquired from the Milwaukee Brewers on July 25, in exchange for cash considerations. The switch hitter has batted .293 (86-for-294) with a .951 OPS, 18 home runs, and 66 RBI in 80 Triple-A games this season between Worcester (32 games) and Nashville (48 games). A Dominican Republic Native, Almonte has hit .234 (278-for-1,186) with 23 home runs in 440 Major League games with the Seattle Mariners (2013-14), San Diego Padres (2014-15, 2020), Cleveland Indians (2015-17), Kansas City Royals (2018), Arizona Diamondbacks (2019), and Atlanta Braves (2021).