BOSTON, MA -- The Boston Red Sox today made the following roster moves:
• Right-handed pitcher Joel Payamps was claimed off waivers from the Arizona Diamondbacks.
• To make room for Payamps on the 40-man roster, right-handed pitcher Robert Stock was designated for assignment.
• Right-handed pitchers Ryan Weber and Matt Hall were outrighted to Triple-A Pawtucket.
Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement.
Boston’s 40-man roster is now at 40.
Payamps (PIE-yomps), 26, made two appearances for the Diamondbacks in each of the last two seasons, posting a 3.86 ERA (3 ER/7.0 IP) with five strikeouts, six walks, and a .261 opponent batting average (6-for-23). A native of Santiago, Dominican Republic, the right-hander was originally signed by the Colorado Rockies in 2010. In 145 career minor league games (119 starts) between the Rockies (2011-14) and Diamondbacks (2016-19) organizations, he is 41-43 with a 4.15 ERA (307 ER/665.2 IP) and only 0.68 home runs allowed per 9.0 innings. This off-season, Payamps has made two relief appearances for Estrellas in the Dominican Winter League.
BOSTON RED SOX 40-MAN ROSTER (40)
PITCHERS (21): Yoan Aybar, Matt Barnes, Eduard Bazardo, Ryan Brasier, Colten Brewer, Austin Brice, Nathan Eovaldi, Jay Groome, Darwinzon Hernandez, Tanner Houck, Bryan Mata, Chris Mazza, Joel Payamps, Nick Pivetta, Eduardo Rodriguez, Chris Sale, Connor Seabold, Jeffrey Springs, Josh Taylor, Phillips Valdez, Marcus Walden
CATCHERS (4): Deivy Grullón, Kevin Plawecki, Christian Vázquez, Connor Wong
INFIELDERS (9): Jonathan Araúz, Christian Arroyo, Xander Bogaerts, C.J. Chatham, Michael Chavis, Bobby Dalbec, Rafael Devers, Dustin Pedroia, Hudson Potts
OUTFIELDERS (6): Andrew Benintendi, J.D. Martinez, Yairo Muñoz, Jeisson Rosario, Alex Verdugo, Marcus Wilson