Red Sox select right-handed pitcher Zack Godley to Major League roster

Club options right-handed pitcher Dylan Covey to alternate training site

July 26th, 2020

BOSTON, MA – The Boston Red Sox today selected right-handed pitcher Zack Godley to the major league roster. To make room for Godley, the club optioned right-handed pitcher Dylan Covey to its Alternate Training Site following yesterday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles. 

Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement.

The Red Sox’ 40-man roster is at 39. Their Club Player Pool is at 60.

Godley, 30, was added to the Red Sox’ Club Player Pool on Friday. He is 37-30 with a 4.68 ERA (279 ER/536.2 IP) over 128 major league appearances (81 starts) with the Diamondbacks (2015-19) and Blue Jays (2019). A five-year major league veteran, the right-hander has made at least 25 starts in a season twice during his career, doing so with Arizona in 2017 (25) and 2018 (32). Selected by the Chicago Cubs in the 10th round of the 2013 June Draft, the South Carolina native made 33 appearances (nine starts) between Arizona and Toronto in 2019.

Covey, 28, made his Red Sox debut yesterday against the Orioles, allowing two runs in 2.0 innings of relief. Prior to this season, he had made 63 major league appearances (45 starts), all for the Chicago White Sox from 2017-19. In his big league career, he is 6-29 with a 6.56 ERA (184 ER/252.1 IP). A California native, Covey was selected by the Oakland Athletics in the fourth round of the 2013 June Draft out of the University of San Diego.