Veteran Catcher Mashing In Triple-A Opts Out Of Deal With Red Sox

Seven-year veteran catcher Jorge Alfaro has decided to exercise the opt-out clause in his minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox, according to multiple reports.

The Red Sox now face a 48-hour window to either add Alfaro to their active MLB roster or release him.

Despite his impressive performance in Triple-A Worcester, where he has showcased a .320 batting average, .364 on-base percentage, and .523 slugging percentage with six home runs and four stolen bases in 42 games, it seems unlikely that the Red Sox will find a suitable role for him on their major league team.

However, Alfaro's strong start to the season has caught the attention of other teams in need of catching help. Once he becomes a free agent, it is expected that he will attract interest from clubs looking to bolster their catching depth.

Over his seven-year career, the 29-year-old holds a .solid 256/.305/.396 triple-slash line, with 47 home runs, 194 RBIs, 18 stolen bases, and 150 runs scored across 478 games.

He'll have no problem finding a new team. Photo Credit: Photo/Worcester Red Sox/Ashley Green / USA TODAY NETWORK