The Boston Red Sox They have claimed the right-handed pitcher Joel Payamps of the Blue Jays’ waivers, according to the Red Sox Twitter. Payamps returns to the Sox less than two weeks after Toronto acquired him in another waiver claim (February 10), after the Red Sox designated Payamps to be assigned (February 3) to make room on the roster for the newly hired Garrett Richards.
The Sox themselves first landed Payamps on a waiver claim on Nov. 25 when the right was DFA for the Diamondbacks. A veteran of eight minor league seasons in the Rockies and Diamondbacks organizations.
The 26-year-old, 6’6 ” Payamps has received brief MLB-level looks in each of the past two seasons, appearing in two games for Arizona in 2019 and 2020 (with a 3.86 ERA over his seven innings. career in the Show).
Over 665 2/3 innings in the Minors, Payamps has a 4.15 ERA with a modest strikeout rate of 20.34, starting 119 of 145 games but seeing increasing work as a reliever in both the affiliated Minors and the League. Dominican winter.