Reds claim lefthander Robby Scott off waivers from Red Sox

The Red Sox now have 39 players on their 40-man roster.

BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 29:  Robby Scott #63 of the Boston Red Sox pitches at the top of the ninth inning of the game against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park on September 29, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Robby Scott pitches at the top of the ninth inning of the game against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park on September 29, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. –Omar Rawlings/Getty Images

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.