In what hardly was a surprising decision, the Red Sox on Friday reportedly designated Travis Shaw for assignment.
Shaw struggled through the start of the 2022 season, his fourth overall in Boston. The 32-year-old had not reached base in 19 plate appearances spread across seven games and had seven strikeouts.
A ninth-round pick by the Red Sox out of Kent State in 2011, Shaw spent the first two seasons of his Major League Baseball career with the Red Sox before moving on to the Milwaukee Brewers and Toronto Blue Jays. He rejoined Boston for the closing stretch of 2021 after the team claimed him off waivers in August.
Shaw tested free agency before joining Boston for spring training. He ended up cracking the roster, but his role alongside Bobby Dalbec at first base didn’t pan out as the Red Sox had likely hoped.
Across eight seasons, Shaw slashed .237/.319/.437 in 733 career games.
The Red Sox are expected to recall Franchy Cordero from Triple-A Worcester in a corresponding move, per Cotillo.
Cordero is batting .296 with three home runs in 19 appearances with the WooSox this season and is fresh off a two-RBI performance Thursday night. He spent time with Boston in 2021 but struggled offensively, hitting .189 with 51 strikeouts through 48 games.