Red Sox trade Sam Travis to Rangers for pitcher Jeffrey Springs; DFA Bobby Poyner

Nick Goss

The Boston Red Sox announced their second trade of the offseason Tuesday, a few hours after a press conference where ownership discussed the departure of manager Alex Cora.

The Red Sox have acquired left-handed pitcher Jeffrey Springs from the Texas Rangers in exchange for first baseman/outfielder Sam Travis. Boston also announced it has designated right-handed pitcher Bobby Poyner for assignment in order to make room for Springs on the 40-man roster.

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The Rangers also assigned Travis to their Triple-A affiliate.

Springs posted a 4-1 record with a 6.40 ERA, 32 strikeouts, 23 walks and a 1.89 WHIP over 32 1/3 innings in 2019.

This trade bolsters the left-handed pitching depth in the Red Sox bullpen. Boston's bullpen as a whole ranked ninth out of 15 American League teams with a 4.40 ERA last year.

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Red Sox trade Sam Travis to Rangers for pitcher Jeffrey Springs; DFA Bobby Poyner originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

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