Red Sox Shake Up Roster With Multiple Moves on Wednesday

The Boston Red Sox have decided to make a few tweaks to their roster ahead of Wednesday's contest.
May 4, 2024; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora (13) looks on before the
May 4, 2024; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora (13) looks on before the / Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Red Sox have dealt with a lot through the first month of the season but they are still 19-17 heading into the final contest of a two-game series against the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday.

On May 7, the Red Sox fell to the Braves 4-2 and decided to make some roster moves ahead of the next matchup.

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Before the first pitch on Wednesday night at Truist Park, the Red Sox are going to have some different players on the team.

Starting pitcher Nick Pivetta is being activated from the 10-day injured list to pitch for the first time since April 2.

Pivetta was rehabbing a flexor strain in his pitching elbow and will return to the mound after six weeks. To make room for Pivetta, it looks like rookie pitcher Naoyuki Uwasawa will be optioned to Triple-A Worcester. Uwasawa was seen giving goodbyes to his coaches in the visitors clubhouse after Tuesday's loss.

Utility man Romy Gonzalez has been sidelined since April 11 with a left wrist sprain, is a candidate to be activated before Wednesday's contest as a bench option.

To create space for Gonzalez, the Red Sox are designating infielder Zack Short, according to Julian McWilliams of the Boston Globe.

Short joined the Red Sox on May 1 after being dealt from the New York Mets. The 28-year-old went 0-7 with four strikeouts in two games with Boston.

Short's designation gives David Hamilton the green light to stay on the roster. Hamiltion's speed could be an asset off the bench late in games for Boston.

Update — May 8, 3:00 p.m. ET: Alex Cora has confirmed that Gonzalez will be active on Wednesday night (playing at first base) and that Short is a DFA to make roster space.

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