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Red Sox acquire Hoy Park in a trade with the Pirates

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Hoy Park has been traded to the Boston Red Sox. In exchange, the Pittsburgh Pirates received minor league left-handed pitcher Inmer Lobo.

Park was recently designated for assignment by the Pirates. This came after the team claimed Lewin Díaz off of waivers from the Miami Marlins.

Former Pittsburgh Pirates player Hoy Park is in action in the infield against the Milwaukee Brewers
Hoy Park is in action in the infield against the Milwaukee Brewers (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)

The 26-year-old appeared in 23 games with the Pirates in 2022. He had a .216 batting average with two home runs and six RBIs in 60 plate appearances.

If he makes the Red Sox, he is expected to be a reserve player for them. Their bench presently also includes Connor Wong, Bobby Dalbec, Jeter Downs, and Jarren Duran.

Park last appeared in an MLB game on September 7th. He had one at-bat in a 10-0 loss to the New York Mets.

Before the at-bat against the Mets, he had not appeared in a game since July 3rd against the Milwaukee Brewers. He did not have an at-bat in this contest.

He hit his first home run of the season on June 19th against the San Francisco Giants in a 4-3 win. Then, on June 24th, he hit his second home run in a 4-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays.

According to Baseball Reference, he is projected to have a .227 batting average. They are also projecting that he will have six home runs and 25 RBIs in 245 plate appearances.

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 12 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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