The Boston Red Sox have made yet another move to bolster their pitching depth.
On Sunday, they claimed right-hander Phillips Valdez off waivers from the Seattle Mariners. To make room for Valdez, they placed veteran second baseman Dustin Pedroia on the 60-day injured list.
The #RedSox today claimed RHP Phillips Valdez off waivers from the Seattle Mariners.— Red Sox (@RedSox) February 23, 2020
To make room on the 40-man roster, the Red Sox placed 2B Dustin Pedroia on the 60-day injured list.
Valdez, 27, only has 11 games worth of major league experience under his belt. In 2019, he posted a 3.94 ERA and 1.62 WHIP in 16 innings pitched with the Texas Rangers. Valdez was claimed off waivers by the Mariners in November, then designated for assignment on Saturday.
Pedroia suffered a "significant setback" during his knee rehab, so his placement on the 60-day IL doesn't come as a surprise. The 36-year-old did not report to spring training with the Red Sox.
Along with Valdez, Boston has added Chris Mazza, Martin Perez, Trevor Hildenberger, to its pitching staff this offseason.