The Red Sox have lost the rights to a pair of players. Marcus Wilson was claimed off waivers by the Mariners, and Brandon Workman has elected free agency.
Mariners roster moves:
🔹Jake Fraley returned from rehab assignment and activated from IL
🔹Marcus Wilson claimed off waivers from Boston
🔹Wilson optioned to AAA Tacoma
🔹Shed Long Jr. placed on 10-day IL
🔹Dillon Thomas designated for assignment
— Mariners PR (@MarinersPR) August 2, 2021
The #RedSox today outrighted RHP Brandon Workman off the major league roster. He has elected to become a free agent.
— Red Sox (@RedSox) August 1, 2021
Workman was designated for assignment in order to make room for newly acquired Kyle Schwarber. With the right-hander being out of options as well as having at least five years of major-league experience, he chose free agency over being sent down to Triple-A Worcester.
The righty posted a 4.95 ERA with an identical walk rate and strikeout rate of 15.1% this season with Boston, but had his fingerprints all over World Series championships in 2013 and 2018. In his seven seasons with Boston, the reliever posted a 3.83 ERA through 214 outings.
Wilson, the 34th ranked prospect on soxprospects.com, was DFA’d in order to make room on the 40-man roster for several new acquisitions. The Red Sox either had to release, trade, or waive Wilson, and they chose to place the 24-year-old on waivers.
The outfielder did not pass through waivers though, as he was picked up by the Mariners.
The right-handed bat slashed .242/.370/.452 with Triple-A Worcester this season, blasting 10 homers and notching 30 RBIs, while snagging 10 bases through 64 games with the WooSox.
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