Red Sox And Pirates Swing Trade

He was designated for assignment on Tuesday.

The Boston Red Sox have acquired utility player Hoy Park from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for minor-league pitcher Inmer Lobo.

This past season, Park slashed .216/.276/.373, with two home runs, six RBIs and seven runs scored over 23 games in the majors with the Pirates. The twenty-six-year-old spent the remainder of the season in the minor leagues, where he posted a similarly underwhelming .225/.332/.354 slash line. 

In exchange, the Pirates acquired pitcher Inmer Lobo.

Lobo spent the entire season in the minors with the Red Sox' rookie affiliate team, where he posted a fantastic 0.82 ERA, 0.77 WHIP and 28 strikeouts across 22 innings. He made five starts and held a 2-0 record. He's just 18 years old.

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