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The Red Sox acquired the versatile infielder in a trade with the Pirates

The Red Sox acquired the versatile infielder in a trade with the Pirates

The Boston Red Sox made their first real move of the offseason on Wednesday Sign a relief pitcherBut they were not done there.

Also the Red Sox Pulling off a trade Later in the day, the Pittsburgh Pirates acquired infielder Hoy Park in exchange for 18-year-old left-handed pitcher Inmar Lobo. Park was 26 years old Nominated for recruitment Tuesday by the Pirates.

Park played in 23 games for the Pirates last season, batting .216 (11-for-51) with two home runs and six RBIs. While not clearly displaying the strongest bat, Park displayed his versatility as a defender, starting games at second base, third base and shortstop. Park also has experience playing in the outfield as he has earned 12 starts on the grass over the past two seasons.

Park made his major league debut with the Yankees in 2021 before New York dealt him to the Pirates that year for Clay Holmes as part of a mid-season trade.

Lobo, a 6-foot-1, 193-pound hurler from Venezuela, posted a 2-0 record in five starts with a 0.82 ERA for the Red Sox in the Dominican Summer League. He struck out 28 batters in 22 innings.

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