The Boston Red Sox have claimed right-handed pitcher Ralph Garza Jr. off of waivers from the Minnesota Twins, the team announced. To make room for him on the 40-man roster, the team designated fellow righty Kyle Tyler for assignment.
Garza, 25, made his major-league debut in 2021 with the Astros, pitching a 3.56 ERA across 27 outings (30.1 innings), to go along with a 4.72 xFIP, a 4.36 SIERA and a record of 1-4.
Tyler also made his major-league debut in 2021, as the 25-year-old righty posted a 2.92 ERA across five relief outings (four runs let up through 12.1 innings). The team claimed him off waivers last week from the Angels.
The Red Sox have seven days to either trade, waive, or release Tyler. They will likely waive him in order to be able to move him to Triple-A Worcester.