BOSTON (CBS) — The Red Sox have added some pitching depth for the stretch run.
Right-hander Geoff Hartlieb, who last pitched for the Mets this season, was claimed by Boston off waivers from New York. Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement on Saturday.READ MORE: Moderna's Vaccine Is Most Effective Against COVID Hospitalization, But Pfizer And J&J Also Protect Well, CDC-Led Study Says
Hartlieb is being optioned to Triple-A Worcester.
The 27-year-old has made 57 appearances during his three years in the Majors. During his time with the Mets and the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2021, he has posted a combined 11.00 ERA in nine innings pitched.READ MORE: Framingham Latest Community To Ask National Guard For Help Driving Students To School
In 66.1 career innings, he has registered 66 strikeouts and logged an ERA of 7.46.
He was originally drafted by the Pirates in the 29th round in 2016.MORE NEWS: Massachusetts Unemployment Rate Stands At 5%, Just Below National Average
Boston still holds the second wild card spot in the American League, leading the Oakland Athletics by three games.