Red Sox acquire versatile infielder in trade with Pirates


The Boston Pink Sox made their first actual play of the offseason on Wednesday by signing a aid pitcher, however they weren’t carried out there.

The Pink Sox additionally closed a deal later within the day, buying infielder Hoy Park from the Pittsburgh Pirates in change for 18-year-old left-handed pitcher Inmer Lobo. Park, 26, was assigned a tour of obligation by the Pirates on Tuesday.

Park performed in 23 video games for the Pirates final season, batting . 216 (11-of-51) with two house runs and 6 RBIs. Whereas he clearly did not show probably the most highly effective of bats, Park confirmed his versatility as a quarterback by beginning video games at second base, third base and shortstop. Park additionally has expertise enjoying within the outfield, as he has gained 12 grass video games over the past two seasons.

Park made his main league debut with the Yankees in 2021 earlier than New York traded him as a part of a mid-season commerce that yr to the Pirates for Clay Holmes.

Lobo, a 6-foot, 193-pound Venezuelan pitcher, pitched for the Pink Sox within the Dominican Summer time League, posting a 2-0 document in 5 begins together with a 0.82 ERA. He additionally struck out 28 batters in 22 innings pitched.

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