The Red Sox and Mariners exchanged depth items within the minutes earlier than Major League Baseball’s non-tender deadline on Friday night.
Just earlier than the 8 p.m. cutoff, Boston despatched Luis Urías to Seattle for right-handed reliever Isaiah Campbell. Alex Speier of the Boston Globe broke the information.
The Red Sox acquired Urías on the 2023 commerce deadline, having spent three and a half seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers. He solely performed 32 video games for the Red Sox, his first American League staff, however hit considerably higher upon his arrival, elevating his batting common from .145 to .225 and his OPS .535 to .698.
Boston primarily deployed Urías at second base (28 video games), however he additionally provides the Mariners depth at third and shortstop, a place he didn’t play in Boston, and two years of membership management. He’s arbitration-eligible this yr and subsequent, at present on monitor to succeed in free company in 2026.
Campbell, in the meantime, can bolster a Boston bullpen that was dominant for a lot of 2023 however turned exhausted down the stretch (largely resulting from a depleted beginning rotation that routinely failed to finish 5 innings). The 26-year-old debuted on July 7 and made 27 appearances for Seattle. He posted a 2.83 ERA, 1.221 WHIP, and struck out 33 batters over 28 ⅔ innings, completed 9 video games, and transformed his first profession save. He solely allowed 9 runs (all earned) and two residence runs; opposing batters hit .210 towards him with a .614 OPS.
When Campbell takes the mound for the Red Sox for the primary time, he’ll take a singular place in franchise historical past. He’s the primary fashionable Major Leaguer born in Portugal – following Frank Thompson of the National Association in 1875 – and can, due to this fact, be the primary to play for the Red Sox.