Trade: Rockies Acquire Pitcher From Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox have been searching for a new home for right-hander Connor Seabold since designating him for assignment last week. Mission accomplished:

The Colorado Rockies will send a player to be named later or cash considerations in return. Seabold was DFA'd by Boston after they signed Corey Kluber. 

The 26-year-old Seabold was regarded as one of the Red Sox better pitching prospects—he was ranked No. 21 on their prospects list heading into 2023. 

But injury troubles have slowed the right-hander's progress, with elbow and arm problems limiting his innings in each of the last two seasons. He did make five appearances with the BoSox in 2022, but they didn't go so well, to say the least. He allowed 35 hits and 23 earned runs in just 18 innings, for an 11.29 ERA. 

His numbers at Triple-A looked much more palatable, as he went 8-2 with a 3.32 ERA for Pawtucket, with an 89:19 K/BB ratio in 19 starts. He doesn't overpower hitters, but uses a nice mix to fool batter, including a plus-changeup. 

It'll be interesting to see how his stuff makes out in the thin air of Colorado. 

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