Reds trade outfielder Tommy Pham to Red Sox

Mon, Aug 1, 2022
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Reds trade outfielder Tommy Pham to Red Sox

The Cincinnati Reds have traded outfielder Tommy Pham to the Boston Red Sox, according to Ken Rosenthal. The Reds' game Monday night started at 6:40 p.m. ET and Pham was originally in the lineup but then was a late scratch.'

The catcher Christian Vazquez before their game Monday evening, so they've both bought and sold.'

Pham, 34, is hitting .238/.320/.374 (88 OPS+) with 11 doubles, a triple, 11 homers, 39 RBI, 57 runs, seven steals and 0.6 WAR in 91 games this season. He's played all three outfield positions in his big-league career, but it's mostly been left field the last several years. Pham has played in three different postseasons and has been great offensively, going 19 for 54 (.352) with two doubles, three home runs, six RBI, five runs and four steals in 15 games.'

The fit on the Red Sox for Pham is tough to tell right now. Jarren Duran could be replaced in center, but Pham isn't a center fielder anymore. Alex Verdugo has left field on lockdown. Maybe there's something with Jackie Bradley, Jr. in right field to be done. There's also the possibility that more trades are in the works and the team will look a bit different once the dust has settled.'

There's a mutual option on Pham's contract for $6 million for next season.'

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