Saturday, September 1, 2018

Red Sox Whiff On August Waiver-Trade Deadline, Add Eight Players To Roster

While they "punted" on the August waiver-trade process, the Red Sox made multiple roster moves on Friday. They recalled five players to the expanded major-league roster: LHP Bobby Poyner; LHP Robby Scott; RHP William Cuevas; INF Tzu-Wei Lin; 1B/OF Sam Travis. In addition, three players were activated from the disabled list: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (who will pitch tonight in Chicago); C Christian Vazquez; and RHP Steven Wright. All in all, a weak response in light of the clear needs in the bullpen and maybe even in the starting rotation. Bad roster moves—no biscuit!