Red Sox Claim Matt Fox

The Red Sox claimed Matt Fox off of waivers from the Twins, according to Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune (via Twitter). The Twins designated the right-hander for assignment Sunday to create roster space for Ben Revere.

Fox, who turns 28 this December, pitched well in his MLB debut Friday, limiting the Rangers to four hits and a walk in 5.2 innings of work. He pitched 123 innings as a swingman in Triple A with a 3.95 ERA, 7.6 K/9 and 3.7 BB/9. Fox has a 3.71 ERA in his six-year minor league career with 7.8 K/9, so he's a nice depth addition for Boston.

17 Responses to Red Sox Claim Matt Fox Leave a Reply

  1. That’s too bad. The kid looked good in his debut and has been solid in the minors.

    • twins33 5 years ago

      I’ll miss him. He seemed to be the only decent pitcher in AAA. Not spectacular, but I’d definitely take him over all or most of the AAA pitchers.

  2. Daniel O'Brien 5 years ago

    The kid? He’s what, 28? He’s back of the bullpen, best case, probably.

  3. RedbirdRuffian 5 years ago

    Not sure what Theo is thinking taking up a roster space with this guy. Lifelong minor leaguer with mediocre numbers, Twins put him on the roster in an emergency situation when they were desperate for a starter, surely the Sox can do better than this.

    • elmedius 5 years ago

      really? because scott atchison, robert manuel, dustin richardson, and coello have all been awesome right?

      • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

        Atchison has at least been better than most though he would.

  4. TVReviewsion 5 years ago

    That’s kinda cool. He has the same name as Matthew Fox, who played Dr. Jack Shephard on the television show Lost. Jack’s favorite ball club? The Red Sox.

    • jgmaynard 5 years ago

      (lips quivering, slightly sobbing) Yeah…yeah, Tito… I’ll g-get the out for you… (pause) The island wants it…

    • Ian_Smell 5 years ago

      4 8 15 16 23 42…. 4 8 15 16 23 42……

      • 0bsessions 5 years ago

        I don’t think the Sox currently have a number 23. Oh please, oh please. It would be impossible for me to NOT root for the guy.

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  6. greggpf 5 years ago

    I bet an actor playing a doctor on TV is an improvement over the Red Sox medical staff this year…

    • jwredsox 5 years ago

      You have to hate it when doctors cause Youk to tear tendons in his thumb

      • 0bsessions 5 years ago

        To be entirely fair, they’ve misdiagnosed damn near everybody they’ve treated this season. I was pretty defensive of the fact most of it’s been freak injuries, but even I’m starting to wonder how competent of a job they’re doing at this point.

  7. nicksaviking 5 years ago

    Kind of strange that doormat teams like the Royals and Indians passed on him. Both teams should be looking for possible cheap back of the rotation starters next year. With their poor on-field talent, you would think he would be a better option than at least one person on their 40-man rosters.

  8. nhlegend 5 years ago

    Theo has some work to do this off-season.

  9. nick1538 5 years ago

    To be fair to Fox, he did spend a good amount of time in the Majors recovering from a shoulder injury that caused him to miss all of 2005. I am not saying he will be the next great ace-pitcher, but he could surface as a #5, maybe #4 guy. He has an improving cutter and curveball and if they become MLB quality pitches would allow him to have a decent career.

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