The Boston Red Sox have claimed utility man Taylor Motter off waivers from the Colorado Rockies, the team announced Thursday.
Motter has had a strong season in Triple-A this season, posting a slash line of .335/.460/.759 with 24 homers 57 RBI, and a 186 wRC+ through 67 games. Despite his stellar showing in the minors, while it is a limited sample size, through 13 games in the majors he’s hit just .150/.227/.150 with no homers nor RBI with Colorado.
The 31-year-old has bounced around in his career, spending time in the Rays, Mariners, Twins, Athletics, Tigers, and Rockies organization. He’s hit .198/.253/.304 with eight long balls across 122 career major-league games. He spent 2020 in the KBO, with the Kiwoom Heroes.
Motter has the ability to play outfield, and has played it in the past, but mainly plays shortstop. He could potentially play for Boston, but he’ll likely just be sent to the WooSox.
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