Red Sox Roster Moves: 4/17/23
Before today’s game against the Angels, the Red Sox made several roster changes – listed below.
Brayan Bello: Activated From 15 Day DL
Jarren Duran: Recalled from Triple-A
Bobby Dalbec: Optioned To Triple-A
Jake Faria: Designated For Assignment
Brayan Bello (Called Up)
The 23-year-old will join the Red Sox rotation and may eventually replace fellow young right-hander Tanner Houck, though the team seems set to use a six-man rotation for now. Bello, who had previously been regarded as one of the team’s top prospects, made his major league debut in 2022 and performed admirably, posting just a 4.71 ERA in 57 1/3 innings of work.
However, his 2.94 FIP suggests that some unlucky bounces may have tainted Bello’s performance last season.
Jarren Duran (Called Up)
Duran has struggled at the major league level since debuting in 2021, despite having an impressive .299/.363/.463 career slash line in the minors, including a .266/.353/.491 line in 641 Triple-A plate appearances. Behind starters Masataka Yoshida and Alex Verdugo in the corners and the current center field duo of Raimel Tapia and Rob Refsnyder, Duran is expected to add more depth to the outfield.
Bobby Dalbec (Sent Down)
Dalbec, who will turn 28 in June, was selected by Boston in the fourth round of the 2016 draft, and he made an immediate impression in 545 plate appearances in the 2020 and 2021 seasons. But the fact that Dalbec was striking out in 35.8% of his plate appearances during that time raised a serious red flag despite his promising start to his career. Since then, Dalbec’s power has waned while his propensity for strikeouts has persisted.
In 364 plate appearances since the 2022 season, Bobby D has only hit 12 home runs, nine doubles, and two triples, compared to his 33 home runs, 23 doubles, and four triples from 2020 to 2021. Dalbec will now go to Triple-A Worcester and act as the team’s backup infielder depth
Jake Faria (DFA)
Faria, 29, was added to the roster yesterday but has already been DFA’d without playing for Boston. Faria, a right-handed pitcher with a major league career 4.70 ERA and will probably try to sign with another team, as the Red Sox have seven days to waive, trade, or release him. Faria last pitched in the major leagues in 2021 and spent the 2022 season in the Twins minor leagues system.