The Red Sox outrighted Franchy Cordero to Triple-A Worcester after he cleared waivers. The 27-year-old was designated for assignment after Phillips Valdez was reinstated from the COVID-19 related injured list.
Cordero had a disappointing first year with Boston after being acquired in the Andrew Benintendi deal, hitting just .189 across 48 games, tallying nine RBI and a 32 wRC+. He did, despite the struggles, hit the Sox’s longest homer of the year with a 477-foot towering blast — he also did learn to play first base.
The lefty did have some success with the WooSox, however, as through 78 games he hit .300, blasting 13 homers to go along with a 149 wRC+, .931 OPS, 56 RBI, 12 stolen bases, and a 12.5% walk rate.
(Photo of Franchy Cordero by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)