Boston Red Sox Place Catcher On Waivers

The Boston Red Sox have designated catcher Jorge Alfaro for assignment, ending his brief stint with the team.

Alfaro joined the Red Sox on a major-league deal in July but struggled both offensively and defensively, slashing just .236/.278/.354, with 15 home runs, 90 RBIs, and 11 stolen bases over 223 games played since the start of the shortened 2020 campaign.

This marks his second designation for assignment this summer, with his limited opportunities resulting in a disappointing performance at the plate, going 2-for-17 with two walks and three strikeouts.

The move opens up a spot on the active roster for Reese McGuire, who has returned from the injured list.

McGuire will now resume his role as the primary backup catcher behind Connor Wong. With Alfaro's departure, the Red Sox aim to rely on the catching duo of Wong and McGuire while also having additional depth options available at the Triple-A level.

As Alfaro faces the possibility of being claimed by other teams through waivers, his previous prospect pedigree and major league experience might attract interest from organizations in need of improved catching depth.

However, his future in professional baseball remains uncertain, and it remains to be seen if he will join another team, accept a minor league assignment if offered by the Red Sox, or become a free agent. Photo Credit:  Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports