RP - TB - IL60
Jeffrey Springs earned the save against the Angels on Wednesday, tossing a perfect 1 1/3 innings and striking out one batter.
Springs picked up the opportunity for the save due to the team placing current closer Diego Castillo on the injured list with groin tightness. The team will probably go closer by committee but Springs should be in the mix for more chances.
Jeffrey Springs tossed a perfect ninth inning on Sunday, holding onto a two-run lead against the Yankees to collect his first career save.
Springs is off to a good start in his first season with the Rays with a 1.29 ERA and nine strikeouts in seven innings. The 28-year-old lefty is typically used in a setup role by the team and is worth an add in leagues that count holds and saves as a category.
The Red Sox traded RHPs Jeffrey Springs and Chris Mazza to the Rays in exchange for catcher Ronaldo Hernandez and infielder Nick Sogard.
The two pitchers were designated for assignment by Boston in recent days. Catcher is the weakest position in their farm system, so perhaps Hernandez can make an impact at some point in the next couple of years.
The Red Sox announced that they have designated Jeffrey Springs for assignment. The left-handed reliever loses his 40-man roster spot to Hirokazu Sawamura, who was officially signed on Tuesday.
Springs, 25, is a former 30th-round pick of the Texas Rangers. He was dealt to Boston ahead of the 2020 season and made 16 appearances in his first campaign with the Red Sox. Over 20.1 innings, he posted a 7.08 ERA with 28 strikeouts and seven walks. Still, he performed better than the numbers suggest, so the Red Sox are presumably hopeful that he clears waivers and remains with the organization.
Jeffrey Springs is competing for one of the open spots in Boston's rotation, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
Springs was added from outside the organization over the winter and was impressive during his appearance in an intrasquad game on Friday. Over two seasons with Texas, Springs has a 5-2 record with a 4.90 ERA and 1.66 WHIP and can be left on the waiver wire.