Red Sox trade Phillies pitcher James Norwood for cash

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Red Sox trade with Phillies, acquire RHP James Norwood originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

The Boston Red Sox have added another arm to their pitching squad.

They acquired right-hander James Norwood from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for cash consideration, both teams announced Saturday.

Norwood is a 28-year-old player who made his MLB debut with the Chicago Cubs in 2019. He has an 8.30 ERA, 22 strikeouts, nine walks, 24 hits allowed and a WHIP of 1.90 over 17 1/3 innings pitched with the Phillies this season.

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Norwood, who was slated for assignment by the Phillies earlier this week, has been added to Boston’s roster of 40 players. He will likely fill a reliever role.

The last time the Red Sox took a chance on a Phillies pitcher was in 2020 when they acquired Nick Pivetta. This agreement worked quite well. This trade is another low-risk move for the Red Sox that could pay handsome dividends. A part of Norwood’s analyzes are quite strong.

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