LAS VEGAS — The Cincinnati Reds claimed lefthanded reliever Robby Scott off waivers from the Red Sox Monday.
The Red Sox now have 39 players on their 40-man roster.
Scott, 29, appeared in only nine games last season, allowing six earned runs on 10 hits and five walks. He had a 1.86 ERA in 45 games for Triple A Pawtucket.
Scott pitched in 57 games for Boston in 2017 but fell out of favor last season, the Sox deciding they did not need a lefthanded specialist in the bullpen.
In addition to opening a roster spot, the move also creates opportunity for some young pitchers in spring training.