Fox claimed by Red Sox
By: Kelly Thesier/MLB.com
MINNEAPOLIS — Right-hander Matt Fox was claimed off waivers by the Boston Red Sox, the Twins announced on Thursday.
The move comes less than a week after Fox made his Major League debut for the Twins. With the club desperate for pitching help after a 13-inning loss to Detroit, the Twins added Fox to their 40-man roster and called him up from Triple-A Rochester to make a spot start against the Rangers.
Fox delivered a solid outing for the Twins, holding the Rangers to two runs on four hits in 5 2/3 innings. He finished the start with a no
decision, as the Twins came back to win 4-3.
Two days later the Twins designated Fox for assignment in order to open up a spot on their 40-man roster for outfielder Ben Revere, who was brought up to the Majors from Double-A New Britain. It wasn’t an easy move for the club considering Fox’s performance, but the pitcher wasn’t considered a top prospect and it was the only move the club could make.
Twins manager Ron Gardenhire had said that he would be very excited for Fox if another Major League team picked him up and put the right-hander on their roster.
“I wish we could have done something there (to keep
him), but like I said, the roster’s such a tough thing,” Gardenhire
said. “One of these teams could bring him up and say, ‘We’re going to
keep you.’ That would be wonderful. Honestly, that would be good for
him. He’s a nice kid and did a heck of a job.”
Now, Fox is getting that opportunity with another Major League team.