Red Sox reinstate left-handed pitcher Martín Pérez from COVID-19 related injured list

Boston returns right-handed pitcher Kaleb Ort to Triple-A Worcester roster

September 15th, 2021

BOSTON, MA – The Boston Red Sox today reinstated left-handed pitcher Martín Pérez from the COVID-19 Related Injured List. To make room on the active major league roster, the Red Sox returned right-handed pitcher Kaleb Ort to the Triple-A Worcester roster.

Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement.

Pérez, 30, was placed on the COVID-19 Related Injured List on August 30. The left-hander is 7-8 with a 4.88 ERA (58 ER/107.0 IP) in 31 appearances (22 starts) for the Red Sox this season. He made one rehab appearance with Worcester, throwing a scoreless inning with one strikeout and one hit allowed Sunday against Lehigh Valley.

Ort, 29, made his major league debut last night against the Seattle Mariners, pitching one-third of an inning with one walk and one hit allowed. The right-hander leads Triple-A East pitchers in saves, having converted 18 of 20 opportunities while posting a 3.12 ERA (15 ER/43.1 IP) with 59 strikeouts, 20 walks, and four home runs allowed for Worcester.