Los #MediasRojas activan al INF/OF Chase d'Arnaud y envían al LD Ben Taylor a la sucursal de Triple-A.
April 28, 2017
RED SOX ANNOUNCE ROSTER MOVES
BOSTON, MA – Prior to tonight’s game against the Chicago Cubs, the Boston Red Sox added infielder/outfielder Chase d’Arnaud to the active 25-man roster and recalled right-handed pitcher Ben Taylor from Triple-A Pawtucket.
To make room on the roster, left-handed pitcher Robbie Ross Jr. and outfielder/infielder Steve Selsky were optioned to Pawtucket following last night’s game against the New York Yankees.
President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement.
d’Arnaud (dahr-NO), who will wear number 11, was claimed by Boston off waivers from the Atlanta Braves yesterday. He made the Braves’ 2017 Opening Day roster and appeared in 11 games (one start) for the club, going 3-for-8 (.375) with a pair of walks. Selected by Pittsburgh in the fourth round of the 2008 June Draft, the right-handed batter has hit .231 (94-for-407) in 170 major league games with the Pirates (2011-12, 2014), Philadelphia Phillies (2015), and Braves (2016-17). The 30-year-old has made 41 starts at shortstop, 27 at third base, 11 at second base, and 10 in the outfield. In his major league career, d’Arnaud is 11-for-37 (.297) with a .381 on-base percentage as a pinch-hitter.
Taylor, 24, made his first career Opening Day roster with Boston in 2017 despite having never pitched above the Double-A level prior to the season. In four appearances over two stints with the Red Sox, the right-hander has posted a 1.59 ERA (1 ER/5.2 IP) with seven strikeouts and three walks. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Taylor is the only Red Sox pitcher in the expansion era to strike out each of his first three batters faced in the major leagues. Originally selected by the Red Sox in the seventh round of the 2015 June Draft, Taylor has also made two appearances with the PawSox this season, allowing two runs on one hit in 2.1 innings.
Ross, 27, missed the Red Sox’ first eight games of the season while on the disabled list with influenza. The left-hander has appeared in four games with Boston this season, allowing two runs on four hits with three walks and three strikeouts in 4.1 innings. For his major league career, Ross has gone 16-12 with six saves, a 3.84 ERA (139 ER/326.0 IP), and 268 strikeouts in 262 games (12 starts) between the Texas Rangers (2012-14) and Red Sox (2015-17). In his 112 appearances with Boston, he has posted a 3.59 ERA (48 ER/120.1 IP) and held left-handed batters to a .213 batting average. Ross has not allowed a home run to his last 174 left-handed batters faced in the majors.
Selsky, 27, made his first career Opening Day roster with Boston this season after being claimed off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds on January 25, 2017. He has appeared in eight games (one start) for the Red Sox, going 1-for-9 (.111) with a double while appearing defensively at third base (two games) and center field (one game). Selected by the Reds in the 33rd round of the 2011 June Draft, Selsky has batted .295 (530-for-1,796) with a .379 on-base percentage in 537 minor league games. In 32 major league games between the Reds (2016) and Red Sox (2017), he is 17-for-60 (.283) with two home runs.
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