MLB rumors: Red Sox sign outfielder Raimel Tapia to minor league deal

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Report: Red Sox sign outfielder Raimel Tapia to minor league deal originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

Raimel Tapia is joining the Boston Red Sox organization.

The 28-year-old outfielder broke the news Wednesday night with an Instagram story post. WEEI's Rob Bradford reported it's a minor league deal for Tapia with the Red Sox.

Red Sox fans who might not be familiar with Tapia's name will definitely remember his 3-run inside the park home run against Boston at Fenway Park back in July. Jarren Duran's lackluster effort on the play was one of many low points for the Red Sox in 2022.

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Whether Tapia can be productive at the major league level on a consistent basis remains to be seen.

Tapia hit .265 with seven home runs and 52 RBI, along with a .292 on-base percentage in 128 games for the Blue Jays last season.

Spring training is less than a month away from starting in Fort Myers, Fla., and the Red Sox still have major holes at positions such as shortstop and catcher. Tapia addresses neither of those two areas.