“Source: Red Sox have designated Travis Shaw for assignment. Franchy Cordero a natural fit to join the team in Baltimore today,” MassLive.com Chris Cotillo tweeted in the afternoon.
Source: Red Sox have designated Travis Shaw for assignment.
Franchy Cordero a natural fit to join the team in Baltimore today.
— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) April 29, 2022
The 32-year-old slugger was struggling to get going this season: he didn’t any hits or even walks in 19 plate appearances.
As a result, the Sox are designating him from assignment.
By DFA, or designated for assignment, a team has 10 days to decide the player’s fate: he could go to waivers (if he passes through waivers, he could get traded), released, or outrighted to the minor leagues.
A player who has been designated for assignment is immediately removed from the 40-man roster and frees up a spot for another player.
The Red Sox Had Seen Enough Of Shaw
In this case, the Red Sox are waving the white flag with Shaw, who may or may not accept an assignment to Triple-A with the team with the hope of getting the call eventually, when depth issues start striking the roster.
In any case, he couldn’t replicate the form that earned him the nickname “Mayor of Ding Dong City” in recent years.
He hit 29 home runs with the Red Sox between 2015 and 2016, and then had two excellent seasons in Milwaukee in 2017 and 2018, in which he homered 31 and 32 times, respectively.
The left-handed hitter, who can play the infield corners, has struggled to produce much since 2019, and has jumped from team to team looking for an opportunity to revive his career.
He will always have a place in the hearts of Red Sox fans, no matter what.