The Red Sox signed infielder Yairo Muñoz on Tuesday, according to the club’s transactions page. Munoz had been dealing with a hamstring injury, and it's unclear when's he's expected to be fully healthy. His plate discipline in 2018 looks fluky compared to his minor league track record and it tanked in 2019. The severity of the strain and Munoz's expected return date are not yet clear. The Boston Red Sox' season opener would have been Thursday had coronavirus not put an abrupt halt to the 2020 campaign. The Red Sox signed free agent utility player Yairo Munoz to a minor league contract on March 24, two days before Major League Baseball froze all transactions because of … Debut: March 29, 2018 (Age 23-065d, 19,176th in MLB history) vs. NYM 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 … Martinez was traded to Tampa Bay in January, and Ozuna signed with Atlanta as a free agent two weeks later.Purely from a baseball standpoint, the Sox saw Munoz as an aggressive hitter who will get overmatched at times, but controls the bat well enough to use the entire field.His athleticism and defensive versatility were plusses.“He’s probably not an everyday player, but he’s valuable in different ways,” a National League scout said. He'll stick in the lineup for a fifth straight game in Thursday's series finale, manning left field while Tyler O'Neill hits the bench for a second consecutive day.Munoz drove in a run in the second inning on an infield single, and he tacked on an insurance run in the ninth with a solo blast to left field. The Red Sox signed free agent utility player Yairo Munoz to a minor league contract on With all that was going on, the move went largely unnoticed.
Led New York-Penn League shortstops with 41 double plays turnedHit first professional home run at AZL Brewers (7/13) off Josh Uhen, a three-run shot.Played 32 games his first professional season in the Dominican Summer League starting 22 games at shortstop while ranking second on the team with 22 RBI. The 24-year-old is slashing .306/.324/.417 with 10 RBI over 55 games this season.Munoz once again capitalized in a relatively rare start, and his timely single in the sixth inning started a Munoz took over at shortstop for Paul DeJong midway through the blowout defeat and eventually delivered with his run-scoring two-bagger in the eighth inning. Rangel Ravelo's contract was selected in a corresponding move.Munoz is set to head to the Dominican Republic to visit with his newborn and could remain away from the Cardinals for the maximum three days. Give Gift; Back to Top; Post by Chris Hatfield on Mar 26, 2020 11:48:28 GMT -5. The Red Sox have signed utility player Yairo Munoz to a minor league contract, according to their transactions page.The club assigned Munoz to Triple-A Pawtucket. Red Sox sign Yairo Munoz Mar 26, 2020 11:48:28 GMT -5 via mobile . Munoz was always a long shot to break camp with the Red Sox after signing a minor-league deal with the team in March. Its significance wasn’t revealed until Sunday, when the 25-year-old Munoz was one of Munoz is an interesting player in that he hit .273 with a .723 OPS for the St. Louis Cardinals the last two seasons and started games at shortstop, second base, third base, and all three outfield positions. The 25-year-old is competing for a bench spot this spring.The versatile 25-year-old is competing with the likes of veteran newcomer Brad Miller, as well as Tommy Edman, Edmundo Sosa and Max Schrock. “He just wasn’t happy here, and was frustrated with how he was used last year. Recorded his first MLB hit and home run at Miller Park with a 9th inning single off Oliver Drake (4/2) and a two-run home run off Brent Suter (5/28)...Tallied his first MLB extra base hit with a pinch-hit double at CIN (4/13)...Was the Cardinals first pinch hit for extra bases in 2018...Was optioned to Memphis (AAA) on 4/16 with Mike Mayers when Jedd Gyorko and Luke Gregerson were activated from the disabled list...Recalled (5/18) with Tyler O'Neill when Paul DeJong and Matt Bowman were placed on the 10-day DL...Went 4-for-4 vs. KC (5/21), the first Cardinals rookie with four hits in a game since Paul DeJong (7/8/17 vs. NYM) and the 8th instance an MLB rookie had 4 hits in 2018...Recorded his first career walk-off hit and home run vs. Once healthy, he could draw interest from other clubs if he still has interest in playing professional baseball.Munoz's strong spring came to an abrupt halt when he suffered his hamstring strain Saturday against the Nationals. He’s a confident hitter.”Munoz, recovered from his hamstring strain, will compete for a bench job with Jonathan Arauz, C.J. Fantasy Impact Munoz signed a minor-league deal with the Red Sox in March. PIT (5/31), a three-run shot off Felipe Vázquez, tallying a season-high five RBI. Debut: March 29, 2018 (Age 23-065d, 19,176th in … Team Date Transaction; July 17, 2020: 2B Yairo Munoz assigned to Red Sox Alternate Training Site from Pawtucket Red Sox. Your Account; Logout; Login; Create Account; Yairo Muñoz. Positions: Shortstop, Pinch Hitter and Outfielder Bats: Right • Throws: Right 5-11, 200lb (180cm, 90kg) Team: Boston Red Sox (majors, non-roster invite) Born: January 23, 1995 in Nagua, Dominican Republic do. Usually a recalcitrant player would be placed on the restricted list.“We just decided based on what we’re hearing from his agent, maybe cutting ties makes the most sense,” Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He was the third Major League rookie with 5 RBI in a game in 2018 (Niko Goodrum, DET & Christian Villanueva, SD) and the first Cardinal since Stephen Piscotty (8/23/15 at SD)...Recorded a pair of 14-pitch plate appearances: 6/26 vs. CLE, a groundout against Dan Otero & 8/6 at MIA, a groundout against Tayvon Guerrero; T-2nd longest plate appearances behind Yadier Molina's 15-pitch plate appearance (4/29 vs.