Red Sox News: Tommy Pham Acquired from Reds Ahead of 2022 MLB Trade Deadline

Doric SamAugust 1, 2022

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The Boston Red Sox have been one of the most active teams ahead of Tuesday's MLB trade deadline, and they added a veteran outfielder Monday.

Boston acquired Tommy Pham from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal and C. Trent Rosecrans initially reported the details of the trade.

A nine-year veteran, Pham signed a one-year deal with the Reds in March with a mutual option for 2023. He spent the previous two seasons with the San Diego Padres and has also played for the St. Louis Cardinals and Tampa Bay Rays.

In 91 games this season, Pham is slashing .238/.320/.374 with 11 home runs and 39 RBI. The 34-year-old is striking out more this year, having already reached 100 after totaling 128 in 155 games in 2021.

More moves are likely on the horizon for the Red Sox. They also traded catcher Christian Vazquez to the Houston Astros for two prospects, per Mark Berman of Fox 26 Houston. Boston didn't waste any time replacing Vazquez, as ESPN's Jesse Rogers reported it acquired catcher Reese McGuire from the Chicago White Sox.

Boston and Houston will begin a three-game series Monday night. The Red Sox are 51-52, last in the American League East. Boston has lost 17 of 23 and has struggled to find consistency throughout the season.


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