The Boston Red Sox made their second trade of the week Friday.
The Sox acquired left-handed reliever Matt Hall from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for minor league catcher Jhon Nunez.
The #RedSox today acquired LHP Matt Hall from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for minor league C Jhon Nuñez.— Red Sox (@RedSox) January 17, 2020
A corresponding move to make room for Hall on the 40-man roster is forthcoming.
Hall appeared in 21 games for the Tigers the past two seasons. He was 0-1 with a 9.48 ERA, 32 strikeouts, 18 walks and a 2.07 WHIP in 31 1/3 innings in that span. Hall made his major league debut for Detroit in 2018.
To make room for Hall on the team's 40-man roster, the team designated right-handed pitcher Travis Lakins for assignment, per Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic.
Meanwhile, Red Sox announce they've DFA'd Travis Lakins to make room for newly acquired lefty Matt Hall.— Jen McCaffrey (@jcmccaffrey) January 18, 2020
Lakins, 25, made his major league debut in 2019 and logged 16 appearances for the Red Sox. He went 0-1 with a 3.86 ERA, 18 strikeouts, 10 walks and a 1.41 WHIP in 23 1/3 innings of work.
On Wednesday, the Red Sox traded first baseman/outfielder Sam Travis to the Texas Rangers in exchange for left-handed reliever Jeffrey Springs, while also designating lefty pitcher Bobby Poyner for assignment.