BOSTON, MA – The Boston Red Sox today recalled right-handed pitcher Chris Mazza from the Alternate Training Site. To make room for Mazza on the active roster, the club designated catcher Jonathan Lucroy for assignment.
Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement.
Mazza, 30, is in his first season in the Red Sox organization, having been claimed off waivers from the New York Mets on December 20, 2019. The right-hander made his major league debut in 2019 with the Mets and appeared in nine games, including 4.2 scoreless and hitless innings in September. He spent most of the 2019 season with Triple-A Syracuse and was named an International League mid-season All-Star. Selected by the Twins in the 27th round of the 2011 June Draft, Mazza is a third-cousin of Dom and Joe DiMaggio.
Lucroy, 34, appeared in one game for the Red Sox, catching the final two innings of the team’s 13-2 win over the Orioles on Opening Day. He attended spring training as a non-roster invitee after signing as a minor league free agent on February 18, 2020. Selected by Milwaukee in the third round of the 2007 June Draft, Lucroy has hit .274 (1,128-for-4,121) with 108 home runs and 545 RBI in 1,203 career games with the Brewers (2010-16), Rangers (2016-17), Rockies (2017), Athletics (2018), Angels (2019), Cubs (2019), and Red Sox (2020).