Red Sox Make Trade on Morning of Opening Day

The Boston Red Sox continue their transactions ahead of the first game of the season.

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Opening Day is here and the Boston Red Sox are scheduled to face the Seattle Mariners in their season opener on Thursday night, but Craig Berslow is still continuing to make moves. First, they acquired Naoyuki Uwasawa in a trade with Tampa Bay on Wednesday. Now, the Red Sox moved young infielder Christian Koss in a deal on Thursday.

Koss, who hit .237/.285/.351/.636 with Worcester in the AAA last year, was traded to the San Francisco Giants. The 26-year-old had six at-bats in 2024 spring training, registering three hits.

Koss was considered a locker-room favorite in Worcester last season but unfortunately hasn't shown enough to warrant a roster spot going forward. Boston has plenty of depth in their farm system, causing certain prospects to get squeezed out of the roster.

The Red Sox had acquired the shortstop from Colorado in December 2020 for pitcher Yoan Aybar. He was a 2019 12th-round pick out of UC Irvine. He was considered a solid defensive prospect when he was first acquired but hitting never quite panned out.

For now, the return for Koss hasn't been reported yet but it was likely for cash. This move came in addition to the releases of minor league catcher Stephen Scott and right-handed pitcher Franklin German. What the future holds for these prospects remains to be seen.

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