The Red Sox have claimed left-handed pitcher Stephen Gonsalves off waivers from the Mets, who recently designated Gonsalves for assignment. The Mets had originally acquired Gonsalves by claiming him on waivers from the Twins back in early November of last year.
A former top prospect, the 26-year-old Gonsalves has thrown just 24.2 innings in the big leagues thus far in his career, all of which came in 2018 as a member of the Twins. In that brief time, he had a 6.57 ERA and 5.72 FIP. He didn’t pitch much at all in 2019 because of an elbow issue.
The Mets’ starting pitching depth is certainly being tested to begin the 2020 season, as the team has not yet announced which pitcher will start the fifth game of the year. Right now, that seems likely to be Corey Oswalt, especially with Walker Lockett on the injured list and Gonsalves now out of the organization.