Red Sox reinstate outfielder Masataka Yoshida from 10-day injured list

Club Designates First Baseman/Outfielder Garrett Cooper for Assignment

June 11th, 2024

BOSTON, MA—The Boston Red Sox today reinstated outfielder Masataka Yoshida from the 10-Day Injured List. To make room for Yoshida on the active roster, the club designated first baseman/outfielder Garrett Cooper for assignment.

Yoshida, 30, has played in 24 games this season, making all 20 of his starts as the designated hitter and batting .275 (22-for-80) with three doubles, two home runs, and 11 RBI. The left-handed hitter was placed on the Injured List on May 1, retroactive to April 29, with a left thumb strain. He played in two rehab games with Triple-A Worcester on Saturday and Sunday, starting both as the designated hitter and going 1-for-7 with a walk and two runs scored. Signed by Boston as a free agent in December 2022, the Japan native has hit .287 (177-for-617) with 36 doubles, three triples, 17 home runs, and a .777 OPS in 164 career games with the Red Sox (2023-24).

Cooper, 33, has played in 36 games this season with the Red Sox (24 games) and Chicago Cubs (12 games), batting .206 (22-for-107) with five doubles, one triple, one home run, and 11 RBI. The right-handed hitter was acquired by Boston from the Cubs on April 27 and made nine starts for the Red Sox at first base and nine as the designated hitter. Originally selected by the Milwaukee Brewers in the sixth round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, the California native has batted .265 (459-for-1,735) with 57 home runs and 233 RBI in 517 career games with the New York Yankees (2017), Miami Marlins (2018-23), San Diego Padres (2023), Cubs (2024), and Red Sox (2024).