MLB Rumors: Red Sox Acquire Outfielder Tommy Pham In Trade With Reds

Pham is a veteran of nine seasons

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August 1

Boston Red Sox chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom wasn’t blowing smoke when he said the team didn’t view itself as a “buyer” or “seller.”

Just moments after the Red Sox reportedly traded catcher Christian Vázquez to the Houston Astros, multiple reports surfaced Monday night indicating Boston had swung a deal for Cincinnati Reds outfielder Tommy Pham.

The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal and Jim Bowden both reported the news, with ESPN’s Jeff Passan adding that Boston was finalizing a trade for the 34-year-old.

Sources told The Athletic’s C. Trent Rosecrans the Reds will receive a player to be named later from the Red Sox in exchange for Pham.

Pham is a veteran of nine major league seasons, playing in 91 games with the Reds this season. He is currently slashing .238/.374/.694 with 11 home runs and 39 RBIs in 2022.

The Red Sox also announced Monday night they’ve acquired catcher Reese McGuire from the Chicago White Sox for left-handed reliever Jake Diekman.

UPDATE: 9:31 p.m. ET – Aug. 1, 2022

Red Sox chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom confirmed the moves.

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