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The Red Sox optioned outfielder Franchy Cordero. They added infielder Travis Shaw to their active roster.
Since late July when Cordero returned to the majors, he hit .219 with zero home runs, three runs, and one caught stealing attempt. Cordero's 118.6 mph (100th-percentile) maximum exit velocity looks solid, but he struggles to make contact with a 63.4% Contact%.
Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports Franchy Cordero is expected to be called up from Triple-A Worcester on Thursday.
A corresponding move hasn't been announced yet. Cordero was on fire in June, but he has cooled considerably at the plate as of late. Still, he has been working on playing first base in the minors and it seems as if Boston will give him a shot there leading up to this year's trade deadline.
The Red Sox have optioned outfielder Franchy Cordero to Triple-A Worcester, according to an announcement from the club. No corresponding move has been reported.
Boston acquired Cordero from the Royals in the Andrew Benintendi trade this offseason. Over 34 games with the club, he has slashed .179/.228/.274 with just one home run, nine RBI, and six walks. Meanwhile, he's struck out 37 times. By sending Cordero to the minors, Boston has plenty of potential routes they can take. They don't necessarily need to bring up an outfielder thanks to Danny Santana's recent promotion, though it's worth noting that Jarren Duran, the club's No. 3 prospect, is slashing .278/.366/.625 with seven home runs and four stolen bases in Triple-A.
Franchy Cordero went 1-for-3 with a home run on Sunday.
Cordero has a putrid .179 batting average, but we all knew there is some pop in his bat. While he can give fantasy managers the occasional home run, he does not hit for enough contact to be a valuable fantasy asset.
Franchy Cordero was once again hitless in three at-bats as the Red Sox fell to the Rangers on Sunday.
Cordero is now hitting .158 with zero homers and a .406 OPS thus far. He isn't worth rostering in any fantasy leagues at the moment. One of Boston's top prospects, Jarren Duran, could steal playing time from Cordero later this summer.