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Red Sox acquire right-hander Vladimir Gutierrez from Brewers for cash

 The Associated Press  |    Apr 18th, 2024 10:30pm EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox acquired right-handed pitcher Vladimir Gutierrez from the Milwaukee Brewers for cash and optioned him to their Triple-A Worcester affiliate on Thursday.

Milwaukee had designated Gutierrez for assignment Wednesday. The Red Sox made room for Gutierrez on their 40-man roster by transferring shortstop Trevor Story to the 60-day injured list.

Gutierrez, 28, didn’t appear in any games for the Brewers this season, but allowed three runs over four innings for the Miami Marlins in a 9-7, 10-inning loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on March 31. That was his first major league appearance since 2022.

The Marlins designated him for assignment on April 1 and the Brewers claimed him off waivers. He pitched two games for the Brewers’ Triple-A Nashville affiliate and allowed seven runs over 4 2/3 innings.

Gutierrez went 9-6 with a 4.74 ERA in 22 starts for the Cincinnati Reds in 2021. He was 1-6 with a 7.61 ERA for the Reds the next year before undergoing Tommy John surgery. After recovering from the injury, Gutierrez pitched in five minor league games with the Reds organization last season.


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