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.