The Red Sox stood still on Friday afternoon, as the MLB trade deadline came and went and every other American League contender loaded up for a playoff run.
After acquiring left fielder Kyle Schwarber from the Washington Nationals late Thursday night, the Sox opted to make only one minor move on Friday, otherwise sitting on the sidelines during one of the busiest trade deadlines in recent memories.
The Sox’ only other addition was Twins’ right-hander Hansel Robles, according to ESPN. He’s a 30-year-old middle reliever with a 4.91 ERA, 43 strikeouts, 24 walks in 44 innings this year. He comes on a $2-million salary and will be a free agent after the season.