A Red Sox prospect will get his second shot with the big league club.
It was announced Thursday morning that the Boston Red Sox added Travis Lakins to the big league roster. Meanwhile, Tyler Thornburg was sent to the Injured List. This move comes with very little surprise due to the Sox’ extra inning content on Wednesday, as well as the overall need for relief help.
Prior to today’s game, the #RedSox placed RHP Tyler Thornburg on the 10-day injured list with a right hip impingement.— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) May 23, 2019
To fill Thornburg’s spot on the 25-man roster, the club recalled RHP Travis Lakins from Triple-A Pawtucket.
Alex Cora and Dave Dombrowski haven’t given up on the former standout reliever, just yet. With the Red Sox bullpen struggling to finish games, they’ll give Lakins a chance to prove himself once again.
There was some speculation that he would be DFA’d, as the Boston Globe’s Pete Abraham mentioned that he was in the manager’s office at the close of last night’s contest. In many cases, this results with the given player off the roster; however this was a move to the Injured List.
If Lakins excels, it would not be surprising to see Thornburg sent off the active roster. At this point, it’s quite clear that the Red Sox have the struggling reliever on the bottom of the depth chart and it’s certainly possible that we’ve seen the last of Tyler Thornburg.