The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded infielder Hoy Park to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for left-handed pitcher Inmer Lobo. The deal comes a day after Park was designated for assignment to create room for the waiver claim of first baseman Lewin Diaz.
Lobo is 18-years-old, and just finished his pro debut in the DSL. In five starts, he put up an 0.82 ERA in 22 innings, with 28 strikeouts and two walks. It’s hard to take much from DSL numbers, but those are solid numbers, and you’d expect to see Lobo move up to the FCL next year.
Anthony Murphy found a video of Lobo from a few years ago.
— Anthony Murphy (@__Murphy88) November 23, 2022
This is a good overall outcome. The Pirates essentially traded out Hoy Park from the roster for Lewin Diaz and Inmer Lobo.
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