The Red Sox make their second roster move of the day, acquiring relief pitcher Yacksel Rios from the Mariners for cash considerations. It was first announced by the team.
Rios, 27, has tossed just three innings this year at the big-league level, allowing three runs before he was designated for assignment by the Mariners. Since 2017 in the majors, he’s posted a 6.47 ERA through 69 games and 72.1 innings, all in relief.
The right-hander was drafted in 2011 with the 391st overall pick (12th round) by the Phillies.
Rios, at the Triple-A level this season with the Rays allowed just one run through 13.2 innings, which amounts to a 0.66 ERA. The right-hander has seen time with the Phillies, Pirates, and Mariners along with the Rays as mentioned earlier at the minor-league level.
To make room for Rios on the 40-man roster, the Red Sox had to designate Ryan Weber for assignment instead of just sending him down to Triple-A.
(Photo of Yacksel Rios/AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)