Red Sox Call Up Franchy Cordero, Place Danny Santana On Injured List

What position will Cordero play?


Jul 22, 2021

He’s back.

The Boston Red Sox on Thursday called up outfielder/first baseman Franchy Cordero while placing utilityman Danny Santana on the 10-day injured list due to a groin strain. Cordero last played in the majors May 23, and was hitting .179 with one homer and a 36 percent strikeout rate at the time of his demotion.

The 26-year-old, acquired as part of the offseason Andrew Benintendi trade, only has played left field this season with the Red Sox but recently began playing first base for the Triple-A WooSox. He seemingly could provide a left-handed option at first base with Bobby Dalbec continuing to struggle against right-handed pitching.

Cordero caught fire upon his arrival in Worcester, but will return to the big leagues amid a brutal slump.

He hit .385 with six homers and a 26 percent K-rate over his first 31 games in Triple-A, but hit just .200 with zero homers and a 36 percent K-rate over his last 13 games.

The Red Sox on Thursday will begin a four-game series against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park.

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