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Red Sox designate RHP Connor Seabold for assignment

Red Sox designate RHP Connor Seabold for assignment

Red Sox DFA Connor Seabold after announcing Corey Kluber deal originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

The Boston Red Sox officially announced the signing of veteran right-hander Corey Kluber on Thursday. To make room for Kluber on the roster, they designated right-hander Connor Seabold for assignment.

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Seabold, 26, was originally acquired in a trade with the Philadelphia Phillies in 2020. The Red Sox sent relievers Brandon Workman and Heath Hembree to Philadelphia in exchange for Seabold and right-handed starter Nick Pivetta.

Once a top pitching prospect in Boston’s system, Seabold struggled mightily at the major-league level. In six starts (21.1 innings), Seabold has allowed 25 runs on 38 hits and 10 walks. His numbers with Triple-A Worcester last season were more encouraging as he posted a 3.32 ERA with a 24.7% strikeout rate in 86.2 innings of work.

Injuries also have been an issue for Seabold. He dealt with an elbow issue in 2021 and a forearm strain in 2022.

Kluber, a two-time Cy Young award winner, should boost a starting rotation that has a fair share of question marks heading into the 2023 campaign. While the 36-year-old’s best days are behind him, Kluber was solid last season with the Tampa Bay Rays as he notched a 4.34 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in 31 starts.

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