Red Sox claim Rosario, designate Lin

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Red Sox claim Rosario, designate Lin

The Red Sox made a couple of minor moves on Wednesday. They claimed righty reliever Sandy Rosario off of waivers from Miami, and, in order to clear a spot on the 40-man roster, designated outfielder Che-Hsuan Lin for assignment.Rosario is 27 years old and had a 1.04 ERA and 16 saves pitching at the Triple A level for New Orleans this season. He has pitched in 10 major-league games since 2010, allowing 13 earned runs in 7.2 innings.Lin hit .247 for Pawtucket this season.

Report: Red Sox eye ex-Oriole Pedro Alvarez for DH slot

Report: Red Sox eye ex-Oriole Pedro Alvarez for DH slot

The Red Sox have more or less withdrawn from the Edwin Encarnacion sweepstakes, with Evan Drellich of the Boston Herald noting that much of their reluctance hinges on the likelihood that they’d exceed the new $195 million luxury tax threshold by locking the DH into a lucrative deal. That doesn’t leave them without options, however, and FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman reported that the club could be interested in 29-year-old corner infielder Pedro Alvarez, as well as fellow free agents Mike Napoli and Matt Holliday.

After playing just 10 games at DH from 2010 to 2015, Alvarez suited up as the Orioles’ primary designated hitter and part-time third baseman in 2016. His defense is sub-par, to say the least, but he batted .249/.322/.504 with 22 home runs for Baltimore in 2016.

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