BOSTON SPORTS WAVE

Pair of Red Sox Players Claimed Off Waivers: Yankees Claim Jeisson Rosario, Padres Claim Kyle Tyler

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The Boston Red Sox lost outfielder Jeisson Rosario (New York Yankees) and right-handed reliever Kyle Tyler (San Diego Padres) to waivers yesterday. Both were designated for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster, which remains full.

Rosario, 22, was removed from the 40-man roster when the Sox announced the Trevor Story signing. The outfielder was acquired in the Mitch Moreland deal that sent the first baseman to the Padres in 2020, though he hit just .232 with a .642 OPS across 98 games with Double-A Portland last year.

Tyler 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 the other week from the Angels, but was designated for assignment following the waiver claim of Kyle Garza Jr.

Hudson Potts was much more fortunate through waivers though, as Potts — who was involved in the Moreland deal along with Rosario, was able to clear waivers though after being designated for assignment to make room for Tyler. Could Tyler be the next Joel Payamps this spring?

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