Red Sox nearing trade with Rays for Ronaldo Hernandez, Nick Sogard

Report: Red Sox nearing trade to land Rays’ leading catcher possibility initially appeared on NBC Sports Boston

Chaim Blossom’s hectic offseason isn’t over yet, as it appears he’s operating with his old ballclub.

The Red Sox and Rays are nearing a trade that would send out relief pitchers Jeffrey Springs and Chris Mazza to Tampa Bay and capturing possibility Ronaldo Hernandez and another possibility to Boston, The Boston World’s Alex Speier reported Wednesday.

MLB.com’s Adam Berry reports the other Rays possibility headed to Boston would be infielder Nick Sogard.

Mazza and Springs just recently were cleared off the Red Sox’ 40-man lineup to include the group’s brand-new additions. Mazza began in 6 video games for Boston last season and published a 4.26 PERIOD over 9 overall looks, while Springs had a hard time with a 7.08 PERIOD over 20.1 innings of relief.

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The Red Sox would get the Rays’ leading catcher possibility in Hernandez, who ranks No. 14 in Tampa Bay’s farm system, per MLB Pipeline. The 23-year-old Colombia native hit .265 with 9 crowning achievement and 60 RBIs over 103 video games in 2019 at the High-A level.

Sogard, 23, played 3 years at Loyola Marymount from 2017 to 2019 and invested the fall of 2019 in the New York-Penn League after Tampa Bay prepared him in the 12th round.

The Red Sox might utilize some capturing depth behind starter Christian Vazquez, as seasoned Kevin Plawecki and possibility Connor Wong are the 2 other backstops on the 40-man lineup.

Blossom understands the Rays’ pipeline well having actually operated in Tampa Bay from 2005 to 2019, so he obviously likes what he sees in Hernandez and Sogard as he continues to reinforce the Red Sox’ farm system.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.