Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Red Sox Finally Get Their Man
Today, the Red Sox claimed catcher Max Ramirez off waivers, and this name should ring a bell. Last year, he was the Red Sox' centerpiece of the deal to send Mike Lowell to Texas in December. In 56 games with the Rangers AAA affiliate, Ramirez went .286/3/29 along with a .217/2/8 clip at the major league level in 2010. To make room for Ramirez, reliever Matt Fox was designated for assignment. The Red Sox also claimed reliever Tony Pena Jr. off waivers today, he is not quite as good as he has only pitched one major league game. Both of these players are expected to be invited to Spring Training, but won't make the club. I don't think these moves will effect the Sox much, but Ramirez is a good prospect who could fill in if Jason Varitek or Jarrod Saltalamacchia gets injured.