BOSTON — The Red Sox will take on the Orioles for a three-game series, as they made a notable move in activating Kyle Schwarber off the injured list.
As a corresponding move, they have designated Marwin Gonzalez for assignment.
Schwarber was supposed to make a rehab start in yesterday’s WooSox game, but it was postponed due to heavy rain. Instead of giving him another start in Triple-A, the team decided to activate the outfielder off the IL.
The 28-year-old was acquired at the deadline, but was traded for after he suffered a right hamstring strain with Washington.
The first-time All-Star hit .253/.340/.570 with 25 homers before getting traded, through 72 games.
Schwarber will bat sixth as the designated hitter in his Red Sox debut.
Gonzalez on the other hand, didn’t have the greatest first tenure with Boston. Despite playing elite defense through his seven different positions played, ranking in the 91st percentile of outs above average, the utility-man hit just .201/.281/.285 while clubbing just two homers over 77 games.
The Red Sox have seven days to either trade, waive, or release Gonzalez.
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