Red Sox, Braves Complete Trade

He was once considered a prospect for the New York Yankees, after hitting .290 with a .932 OPS in Triple-A in 2021. But since then, infielder/outfielder Hoy Park has bounced around from New York to Pittsburgh to Boston and now to the Atlanta Braves.

Park, 26, was DFA'd earlier this week by the Boston Red Sox when they needed room on the 40-man roster to sign Kenley Jansen. The Braves have now stepped up to trade Boston the old standby, "a player to be named later or cash considerations" in return for Park. 

The Pirates had DFA'd him last month before the Red Sox picked him up in a deal. Park got 51 at-bats for Pittsburgh this season hitting just .216 with two home runs. They had acquired him from the Yankees in 2021 along with Diego Castillo in the trade that sent Clay Holmes to the Bronx. 

At the time, it looked like a trade that the Yankees might regret, but there was a method to the madness, as Holmes went on a run in the first three months of this past season that took him to the All-Star game. He nailed down 16 of 18 save chances with a 0.46 ERA before back troubles derailed his season.

As for Park, the 26-year-old will get a new start in the Braves system.

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