The Boston Red Sox’s ‘prospect lottery’ failed.
On the 16th (Korean time), MLB.com, the official homepage of Major League Baseball, announced that Boston had designated infielder Jeter Downs (24) for assignment (DFA).
On this day, Boston excluded Downs as it acquired Japanese outfielder Masataka Yoshida to secure a spot on the 40-man roster.
Downs, who is missing from the 40-man roster, can change teams if a club wants to sign him within a week. Otherwise, he becomes a free agent (FA) or is transferred to a minor league affiliated with Boston.
Downs’ waiting list is more noteworthy because he is one of the players who gave up and brought back ‘superstar’ Mookie Betts (LA Dodgers).
Boston sent Betts and Davey Price to the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2020, bringing Downs, Alex Verdugo and Connor Wong.
Downs, who was born in a major trade, received high expectations.
However, even after moving to Boston, Downs’ potential did not explode.
Downs, who only debuted in the big leagues in the 2022 season, played in 14 games and stayed with a batting average of 0.154 (6 hits in 39 at-bats), 1 home run and 4 RBIs. 토토
His performance in the minor leagues was also disappointing. Downs had a batting average of 0.197, 16 home runs and 33 RBIs in 81 games in Triple A this year.
Eventually, he was removed from the 40-man roster and he was put on the verge of leaving the team.