Back on April 14th, the Red Sox claimed 26-year-old righty Santo Luis off waivers from the White Sox and optioned him to Double A. However, Luis was designated for assignment ten days later when the Sox acquired Jonathan Van Every from the Pirates. Today, Baseball America's Matt Eddy reports that the Red Sox were able to sneak Luis through waivers successfully.
Luis posted a 4.34 ERA, 12.7 K/9, and 3.7 BB/9 in 56 High A relief innings last year, allowing 11 home runs. He saved 14 games for Joe McEwing's Winston-Salem Dash. The Sox had claimed Luis from the Astros in '07 in the minor league phase of the Rule 5 draft.