Red Sox Make Roster Moves – Option Velazquez DFA Nunez
Fresh off the Boston Red Sox 12 inning 7-4 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Boston Red Sox made a series of roster moves, designating for assignment Eduardo Nunez and optioning Hector Velazquez to Triple A Pawtucket.
The Red Sox recalled right handed pitcher Ryan Weber and first baseman/outfielder Sam Travis from Pawtucket.
Weber, 28, has appeared in six games (three starts) with the big league club this season, going 1-1 with a 5.12 ERA (11 ER/19.1 IP). The right-hander has also made 11 starts with Pawtucket, and in his last four he has posted a 2.35 ERA (6 ER/23.0 IP). He most recently pitched Thursday against Buffalo and carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning.
Travis, 25, has hit .194 (6-for-31) with two RBI in 10 games for Boston this year over three stints with the club. He last appeared for Boston on June 30 against the Yankees in London and finished 2-for-4 with an RBI as the starting left fielder. Travis, who made his first-ever Opening Day roster with the Red Sox in 2019, has appeared in 68 games for the PawSox and hit .275 (65-for-236) with seven home runs and a .362 on-base percentage. He has hit safely in each of his last seven minor league games, going 10-for-27 (.370) with two home runs in that time.
Velázquez, 30, allowed three runs (one earned) in the 12th inning last night against the Dodgers. The right-hander has made 24 appearances (eight starts) for Boston this season, posting a 5.67 ERA (29 ER/46.0 IP). Velázquez made his major league debut with Boston in 2017 after having his contract purchased from Campeche of the Mexican League and has since gone 11-7 with a 3.87 ERA (67 ER/155.2 IP) in 79 major league appearances (19 starts).
Núñez, 32, has appeared in 60 games for Boston this season, batting .228 (38-for-167) with two home runs and a .548 OPS. He made 21 starts at second base, six at third base, one at shortstop, and 10 as a designated hitter
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