Red Sox recall INF Jeter Downs from Triple-A Worcester

Club Designates Right-Handed Pitcher James Norwood For Assignment

June 20th, 2022

BOSTON, MA – The Boston Red Sox today recalled infielder Jeter Downs from Triple-A Worcester. To make room for Downs on the active roster, the club designated right-handed pitcher James Norwood for assignment.

Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement.

Downs, 23, has played in 53 games for Worcester this season, including 52 starts at shortstop. He is tied for the team lead in stolen bases (11) and ranks second in home runs (11) and runs scored (35), one of only two players in the International League with at least 10 home runs and 10 steals. Ranked by as the Red Sox’ No. 5 prospect, this is Downs’ first appearance on an active Major League roster.

Norwood, 28, did not pitch for Boston after the club acquired him from the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday. The right-hander has made 48 relief appearances during his Major League career, posting a 5.48 ERA (27 ER/44.1 IP) for the Chicago Cubs (2018-20), San Diego Padres (2021), and Phillies (2022).