BOSTON, MA– The Boston Red Sox acquired infielders today Adalberto Mondesi and a player to be named later, or cash payments from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for a left-handed pitcher JoshTaylor.

This was announced by Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom.

Mondesi, 27, made his major league debut in the 2015 World Series and has since played in 358 regular-season games, all with the Royals. He has made 241 starts at shortstop, as well as 64 at second base, 20 at third base and seven as a designated batsman. As of August 2, 2020, he has played 76 consecutive clean games at shortstop, a Royals franchise record. As a switch hitter, Mondesi has hit .244 (311 to 1,273) with 38 home runs, 20 triples, 54 doubles and 133 stolen bases in 159 attempts (83.6%). In 2022, he appeared in each of the Royals’ first 15 games but missed the rest of the season with a cruciate ligament tear in his left knee.

A native of the Dominican Republic, Mondesi signed as an international free agent with the Royals in July 2011. His older brother Raul Jr. (2010-12) and younger brother Paul (2016-21) both played minor league baseball, while his father, Raul, played 13 major league seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers (1993-99) , the Toronto Blue Jays (2000-02), the New York Yankees (2002-03), the Arizona Diamondbacks (2003), the Pittsburgh Pirates (2004), Los Angeles Angels (2004) and Atlanta Braves (2005).

TaylorThe 29-year-old was on the injury list for the entire 2022 season. He made eight rehab appearances (four starts) for Triple-A Worcester and five (three starts) for Double-A Portland. The left-hander owns a 3.69 ERA (42 ER/102.1 IP) with 129 strikeouts in 121 major league career games (one start), all with Boston from 2019-21.


Jugs (22): Matt Barnes, Brayan Bello, Ryan Brasier, Kutter Crawford, Franklin German, Tanner Houck, Kenley Jansen, Zack Kelly, Corey Kluber, Chris Martin, Bryan Mata, Wyatt Mills, Chris Murphy, Kaleb Ort, James Paxton, Nick Pivetta, Joely Rodriguez , Chris Sale, John Schreiber, Brandon Walter, Garrett Whitlock, Josh Winckowski

Catcher (2): Reese McGuire, Connor Wong

Infielders (7): Triston Casas, Bobby Dalbec, Rafael Devers, David Hamilton, Adalberto Mondesi, Trevor Story, Justin Turner

Outfield players (5): Wilyer Abreu, Jarren Duran, Rob Refsnyder, Alex Verdugo, Masataka Yoshida

Infielders/Outfielders (4): Christian Arroyo, Kiké Hernández, Ceddanne Rafaela, and Enmanuel Valdez


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