Red Sox Designate Matt Andriese For Assignment, Reinstate Josh Taylor From COVID-19 Related Injured List

Before Tuesday’s doubleheader versus the Yankees, the Red Sox designated the struggling Matt Andriese for assignment, as they reinstated Josh Taylor from the COVID-19 related injured list.

Tanner Houck was also called upon to be the 27th man for the doubleheader, as he’ll start Game 1.

Andriese was signed to a one-year deal this offseason, in hopes of being a solid reliever. He was, but only through his first nine outings. Across his first nine outings (12.2 IP), the right-handed reliever had an ERA of 1.42, as he had only allowed two runs.

But 17 appearances later, Andriese winds up with a 6.03 ERA and a 4.32 xFIP, as he’s now getting DFA’d.

Josh Taylor is now being reinstated from the COVID IL, after having flu and or COVID symptoms and getting placed on the list on Sunday.

Taylor, had quite the opposite path than Andriese. The southpaw had an 8.68 ERA through his first ten outings (9.1 IP), but strung together 24 straight scoreless appearances and now has a 3.23 ERA through 48 games.

The Red Sox have seven days to either trade, release, or waive Andriese.

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