Boston Red Sox acquire All-Star outfielder Kyle Schwarber from Washington Nationals

It was announced that the Boston Red Sox, which is leading the American League East, acquired All-Star outfielder Kyle Schwarber (from Washington Nationals) on Thursday. Schwarber, 28 years old, is currently on the injured roster with a right-hamstring strain. He is expected to return within a week. Before getting hurt, Schwarber had a great June. He hit 16 home runs which contributed to a 1.122 OPS. Schwarber bats.253 in 2021, with 25 home runs. He also has 53 RBIs. This year, he was named to his first All-Star Team. In return for Schwarber, the Nationals will be receiving minor league right-handed pitcher Aldo RAMIrez. Ramirez (20 years old) had a 2.03 ERA over eight games in Class A Salem. He is currently on the seven-day inactive list. After being rejected by the Chicago Cubs last year, Schwarber signed a $10 million contract with the Nationals for a one-year deal. A $11.5 million mutual option, which includes a buyout of $3 million, is available to Schwarber for 2022. Schwarber will likely see time in the designated hitter and outfield roles for the Red Sox. The Red Sox assigned right-hander Brandon Workman to make room for Schwarber in the 40-man roster.


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