Boston Red Sox Place 5-Year Veteran Infielder On Waivers

The Boston Red Sox recently designated infielder Yu Chang for assignment in order to clear a spot for the return of shortstop Trevor Story from the 60-day injured list.

Chang, known for his defensive versatility, struggled to find consistent success at the plate, which ultimately led to his removal from the roster.

Despite attracting interest from other teams, his offensive challenges, compounded by a fractured hamate earlier in the season, resulted in a batting line of .162/.200/.352 this year.

Given his out-of-options status, Chang is expected to be placed on waivers, opening the door for other teams to potentially acquire his services.

His departure signifies the importance of balancing defensive skills with offensive performance. The Red Sox's move reflects a strategic choice to accommodate Story's return while acknowledging Chang's value as a potential asset for teams seeking defensive talent and the chance for him to rejuvenate his offensive game.

Over his five-year career, the 27-year-old holds a .204/.265/.359 triple-slash line, with 20 home runs, 79 RBIs, five stolen bases, and 72 runs scored across 235 games played. Photo Credit:  John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports