The Red Sox have reinstated lefty Darwinzon Hernandez from the injured list and cleared roster space by designating infielder Christian Arroyo for assignment, per a team announcement.
Hernandez, 23, has yet to pitch in 2020 after missing Summer Camp due to a positive coronavirus test. The Sox had been discussing the potential of Hernandez moving into the rotation prior to the resumption of play, and given the state of the Boston pitching staff, he could very well see that opportunity. Hernandez debuted with 30 1/3 innings of 4.45 ERA ball in 2019, and while he punched out a whopping 57 hitters in that time, he also issued 26 free passes and hit three batters.
The 25-year-old Arroyo never even got into a game with the Red Sox after being claimed from the Indians. It seems that there were some delays with regard to his intake testing, and while he’d recently been activated by the club, he’s now been removed from the roster less than 24 hours later.
The right-handed-hitting Arroyo has appeared in 71 big league games and tallied 251 plate appearances, though he has only a .215/.280/.342 slash to show for it. Arroyo, however, is a career .298/.359/.487 hitter in 418 Triple-A plate appearances. The former first-round pick and top Giants prospect has experience at shortstop (2574 innings), third base (1257 innings) and second base (519 innings), but he’s out of minor league options, so the Sox couldn’t send him to their alternate site without first passing him through waivers. They’ll have a week to attempt to do just that or else trade him to another club.
I’m confused on why they dfa’d Arroyo without giving him a chance?
Bloom may have only intended to claim Arroyo to try and subsequently sneak him through waivers into Boston’s 60-player pool with a DFA like this one.
There is no chance with the bottom feeders in the league
But they all just passed on Arroyo only a few days ago.
Did they? My assumption is they go through their leagues sign first before crossing over to the other side… al and then nl
I think you’re right. I had overall draft order in mind, not league order, so, yes, once the AL gets another whack at him, then comes the NL. It’s hard to say if anyone will claim Arroyo–or Shawaryn, or Gonsalves! Seems like some of these should be left in the Sox system from that trio.
have you seen the Red Sox record?
Have you seen the pirates record? The bosox are not bottom feeders, they are just being cheap this year.
Only the Pirates have a worst record than us. I would still call us bottom feeders.
Here’s the Red Sox record:
STEREO VINYL LP! The Impossible Dream: The Story Of The !967 Boston Red Sox! Narrated by Ken Coleman! Exciting highlights and story of the 1967 Boston Red Sox American League Championship Season narrated by Red Sox Hall-of-Fame broadcaster Ken Coleman. Experience the excitement with the actual play-by-play highlights of The Impossible Dream season of 1967.
That was fast
Bloom thought he was claiming relief pitcher Luis Arroyo.
Can we claim Daniel Robertson?
Good to see Hernandez getting a chance. It’ll be good to have an actual starter if this pans out.
If Darwinzon can evolve into a solid starting pitcher, then he will be the first since 2007. They need home grown starters if they want to be a contender on an annual basis.
Is erod not home grown? No sarcasm there just curious lol
Erod came from the Orioles for Miller. That’s the pitcher who stunk everywhere until the Red Sox straightened him out. The Red Sox have a long history of turning pitchers from other teams into really good pitchers and then losing them.
Eduardo Rodriguez was obtained from Baltimore for Andrew Miller in a trade. Not home grown!
This comment is wrong on so many levels. I see where you are going but they could be successful without homegrown talent. Its not the best method, agreed, but it can be done.
The above poster is correct. He may have been an early trade, but he’s homegrown enough.
Pawn – you are wrong on so many levels…. The Red Sox have won 4 WS through trades and free agents in the last 16 years – successful, but not sustainable. They required 80 percent roster turnover between WS titles! Look at the rosters. Reread my post “if they want to contend on an annual basis” …..2012, 2014, 2015, last place finishes. To be sustainably good requires developing your own talent so you can keep your core players together longer and more cost effectively
Hope the giants claim him
Because we love grabbing washed up ex-Giants, Sandoval, Pence, etc
Another great move in picking up this guy by Cheap Bloom
This is another example of Bloom throwing *bleep* against the wall to see what sticks. What he’ll need to learn quickly is that Sox fans are impatient and unless there is a well defined, long term plan to rebuild, fans are going to be calling for his head sooner than later. That’s bad news for Bloom as John Henry & company are very sensitive to public opinion and often end up caving in favor of the fans’ outcries. Personally, I like Bloom and want to see him get enough time to rebuild this disaster but he inherited the Hindenburg and I’m not sure the fans or the owners will be patient enough to allow him to rebuild it.
the plan was to get under the tax, and that’s what they did. this year is going to be an abbhoration. ownership wanted this and Bloom did it, so its hardly any reason to be mad. any fans who dont understand why this happened clearly dony understand MLB finances.
i wouldnt be too quick to move Darwinzon into the rotation. his numbers by level have never been that great as far as ERA goes and he wasnt much better in the Majors last year. i feel like they need to be a bit more patient with him if they eventually want him to start.