Red Sox Trade Chavis to Pittsburgh, also Acquires RHP Hansel Robles from the Twins

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The Red Sox were active leading up to the MLB trade deadline on Friday.  Boston traded Michael Chavis to the Pirates for left-hander Austin Davis and landed reliever Hansel Robles from the Twins. 

This comes on the heels of Chaim Bloom trading for Nationals All-Star outfielder Kyle Schwarber on Thursday night. 


Robles will come to Boston adding additional depth to the bullpen.  This season, Robles is 3-4 with a 4.91 ERA and 10 saves.  Minnesota will send money back to Boston in this trade as well. 


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The Red Sox will send minor-leaguer Alex Scherff back to the Twins.  Ian Cundall of Sox Prospects tweeted about Scherff following the trade. 


“Scherff was one of the players who would have been on the Rule 5 bubble this off-season for the Red Sox.  It's a pure relief profile, but there's definite MLB potential.  He would have been in the 35-40 range in the August update of the Sox Prospects rankings,” tweeted Cundall. 


The other surprising deal was Bloom trading Chavis to the Pirates.  Chavis will get an opportunity to finally have a home with the Pirates.  Boston lands a lefty in Davis with control through 2025.  The move was first reported by Twitter handle iTalkStudios with Keith Law confirming the trade. 


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Chavis, the Red Sox first-round pick in 2014 was called up in 2019 and smashed 18 home runs with 58 RBIs.  He’s since struggled with Boston since going up and down between Triple-A and the majors. 


This season, the 25-year-old is hitting .190 with two home runs and six RBIs.  Chavis will also be reunited with former Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington, who drafted the utility player. 


Davis, 28, has a 5.58 ERA and has struck out 11 batters in 9 ⅔ innings this season. 


Following the trade, Bloom met with the media via Zoom saying, “Both these guys will be good additions to our bullpen depth.”  Bloom also stated the club wanted to add reinforcements and that Davis will be used as a traditional lefty. 




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