The Red Sox had some business to take care of before Sunday’s series finale against the Texas Rangers.
Boston made a total of five roster moves before the matinee matchup at Fenway Park. The most noteworthy was a promotion for first baseman Triston Casas, a 2018 first-round pick by the Red Sox who is ranked as the organization’s second-best prospect. To make room for Casas on the active roster, Boston optioned Bobby Dalbec to Triple-A Worcester.
The remaining three moves announced Sunday all involved the club’s pitching staff. Kutter Crawford was placed on the 15-day injured list — retroactive to Sept. 1 — due to a right shoulder impingement, while Tanner Houck, who’s dealing with a back issue, was transferred to the 60-day IL. Right-hander Josh Winckowski, meanwhile, was recalled from Worcester.
Another victory over the Rangers would seal a four-game sweep for the Red Sox and extend their win streak to five. NESN’s full coverage of the finale begins at 12:30 p.m. ET.