Red Sox Designate Mark Wagner For Assignment

The Red Sox designated catcher Mark Wagner for assignment to create 40-man roster space for newly acquired backstop Mike McKenry, the team announced.

Wagner has a .264/.349/.420 line in 1898 minor league plate appearances over the course of six pro seasons since the Red Sox selected him in the ninth round of the 2005 draft. For what it’s worth, the 26-year-old hit .224/.299/.328 in 156 minor league plate appearances last year.


9 Responses to Red Sox Designate Mark Wagner For Assignment Leave a Reply

  1. bosox7 4 years ago

    Good luck Mark. Hopefully you clear.

  2. start_wearing_purple
    start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

    Now what is the exact deal if someone claims him. He’s never been to the majors so any team that claims him doesn’t have to put him on waivers to get him to the minors (right?) so do they just have to be able to put him on the 40 man roster?

    • notsureifsrs 4 years ago

      he just has to be put on the 40 man, yes

      • start_wearing_purple
        start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

        Thought so, just wasn’t sure. Thanks.

  3. woadude 4 years ago

    Clearly this is what the Sox think of Wagner, he ain’t no Honus…even though Honus was a short stop I just wanted to play on his name. He was never going to be a Major Leaguer.

  4. 0bsessions 4 years ago

    This is the thing I’m not sure I understand. They DFA a AAA depth catcher for…a AAA depth catcher?

    Both are all defense, no hit catchers to my knowledge and I think Wagner may actually be younger than McKenry. I just don’t get it.

    • MaineSox 4 years ago

      I think Wagner is only younger by a couple of months. From what I’ve read McKenry is considerably better than Wagner defensively and has more “pop.”

      • 0bsessions 4 years ago

        Fair enough. As long as there’s a reason.

        • MaineSox 4 years ago

          To be honest I thought they would DFA Nava (that’s what I would have done anyway) because they seem to have more outfield depth and are probably less likely to need their additional outfield depth than the additional catching depth.

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