April 27, 2017
RED SOX CLAIM INFIELDER/OUTFIELDER CHASE D’ARNAUD
OFF WAIVERS FROM ATLANTA BRAVES
Club Transfers Right-handed Pitcher Carson Smith to 60-day Disabled List
BOSTON, MA – Prior to tonight’s game against the New York Yankees, the Boston Red Sox claimed infielder/outfielder Chase d’Arnaud off waivers from the Atlanta Braves.
To make room for d’Arnaud on the 40-man roster, right-handed pitcher Carson Smith was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.
President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement.
d’Arnaud (dahr-NO), 30, made the Braves’ 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). He has made 41 starts at shortstop, 27 at third base, 11 at second base, and 10 in the outfield, including six in right field, three in center, and one in left. In his major league career, d’Arnaud is 11-for-37 (.297) with a .381 on-base percentage as a pinch-hitter.
Smith, 27, began the 2017 season on the 10-day disabled list recovering from Tommy John surgery performed on May 24, 2016. The right-hander, who is in his second season with Boston after being acquired in a trade with the Seattle Mariners on December 7, 2015, made three appearances for the Red Sox in 2016, allowing one unearned run on two hits over 2.2 innings. In 82 career major league games, Smith has gone 3-5 with 13 saves, a 2.00 ERA (18 ER), and 104 strikeouts in 81.0 innings pitched (11.6 SO/9.0 IP) for the Mariners (2014-15) and Red Sox (2016).
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