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Red Sox acquire Yacksel Ríos from Mariners

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They give up cash to complete the deal.

MLB: Seattle Mariners at Detroit Tigers Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Earlier on Monday, the Red Sox made a roster move to designate Ryan Weber for assignment and add Michael Chavis to the active roster. As a result, the Red Sox were left with an open 40-man spot, but it wasn’t going to be left open very long at all. The team made a deal with the Mariners to fill the spot, exchanging cash considerations for right-handed pitcher Yacksel Ríos.

Ríos was drafted by the Phillies back in 2011 as a 12th round pick, making it up to the majors for the first time in 2017 as a reliever. The now-27-year-old has bounced around the league to a few different spots the last few seasons, and has spent parts of the last five seasons in the bigs. In total, he’s tossed 72 13 innings in the majors, pitching to a 6.47 ERA with 70 strikeouts and 36 walks. In 13 23 innings at Triple-A this season with the Rays organization, he pitched to a 0.66 ERA with 17 strikeouts and two walks.

Most recently, he was designated for assignment by Seattle. Ríos will throw two different mid-90s fastballs along with a slider. He still has one minor-league option remaining, and will presumably be spending time in the Worcester bullpen.