After tossing 5.2 innings Sunday, it was announced Ryan Weber would be designated for assignment.
Weber Sunday let up 11 runs off 13 hits, in the Red Sox’ 18-4 loss to the Blue Jays. He was called up just a couple of hours before the ballgame, and after Martin Perez allowed six and wasn’t even able to make it out of the second inning, Weber came in.
Despite him giving up 11 runs, his outing saved plenty of arms in the bullpen by taking one for the team, laboring through nearly six innings.
The right-hander put up a 4.40 ERA through 17 games, five starts, and 43 innings in the shortened 2020 season, while in 2019 posting a 5.09 ERA through 18 games, three starts, and 40.2 innings.
Michael Chavis is being called up for the second time this year, after hitting .273 in his 11 games and 33 appearances. Chavis hit four singles to go along with his four doubles, one long ball, two RBIs, seven runs, 13 strikeouts, no walks, a .321 wOBA, a .232 xwOBA, and a wRC+ of 101.
In 19 games this year with Triple-A Worcester, Chavis has tallied three long balls while slashing .263/.329/.408 with a wRC+ of 99 through 85 plate appearances.
Chavis had a disappointing 2020, after having a pretty impressive rookie campaign in 2019. Chavis hit just .212 with five homers and an OPS of .636 in 42 games and 158 plate appearances during the shortened 2020 season, compared to his 2019 mark of a .254 batting average, an OPS of .766 and 18 big flies through 95 games and 382 plate appearances.
The Red Sox will have the next seven days to either trade, release or place Weber on waivers. The option most likely to happen is Weber goes on waivers, and if unclaimed he will be sent back to Worcester, where he’s posted a 4.63 ERA across seven outings, five starts, and 35 innings.
(Photo of Ryan Weber/AP Photo/Steven Senne)