White Sox gifted Red Sox Christian Vazquez replacement for bullpen aid

The Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox struck a deal that also included catcher Reese McGuire and reliever Jake Diekman.

The Boston Red Sox are very active this Monday where they appear to be buying and selling this MLB trade deadline. Boston had a gap at the catcher after them brokered Christian Vazquez to the Houston Astros. It didn’t take long to find a replacement.

According to ESPN’s Jesse Rogers, the Chicago White Sox traded catcher Reese McGuire to the Red Sox.

FanSided’s own MLB insider Robert Murray later reported that the Red Sox sent backup pitcher Jake Diekman to the White Sox.

MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand also noted that Boston will receive a player who will be named later.

White Sox acquire Jake Diekman, Red Sox acquire Reese McGuire

After Boston’s trade in Vazquez, they only had one active catcher on their depth chart and that was Kevin Plawecki. Instead of calling up a player from the minor leagues, they will bring in McGuire.

This season, McGuire is posting .225/.261/.285 while recording 10 RBI, 12 runs made and 34 hits in 53 games with Chicago.

Vazquez was set to become a free agent by the end of this season. Meanwhile, McGuire has three years left of arbitration and will not become a free agent until the end of the 2025 campaign.

Meanwhile, Chicago can add another left-hander to their bullpen in the form of Diekman, who just joined Boston this season. In 44 games with the Red Sox this season, Diekman recorded a 4.23 ERA, a 1.487 WHIP, a 5-1 win-loss record, 51 strikeouts and 30 walks over 38.1 innings.

That wasn’t the only move Boston was taking as of this writing. They also acquired outfielder Tommy Pham from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for a later-named player.

https://fansided.com/2022/08/01/white-sox-gift-red-sox-christian-vazquez-replacement-bullpen-help/ White Sox gifted Red Sox Christian Vazquez replacement for bullpen aid

John Verrall

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