Analyzing weird Boston Red Sox trades shortly after Vázquez deal

Cincinnati Reds left fielder Tommy Pham (28) slides into third base safely his a triple during the third inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Sunday, July 10, 2022, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.Tampa Bay Rays At Cincinnati Reds July 10 0039
Cincinnati Reds left fielder Tommy Pham (28) slides into third base safely his a triple during the third inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Sunday, July 10, 2022, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.Tampa Bay Rays At Cincinnati Reds July 10 0039 /
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Cincinnati Reds left fielder Tommy Pham (28) catches a fly ball during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Sunday, July 31, 2022, Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.Baltimore Orioles At Cincinnati Reds July 31 0011 /

Trade 3: Tommy Pham to Red Sox for a player to be named later

Chaim Bloom is bringing another former Tampa Bay Ray to Boston. The Sox acquired 34-year-old outfielder and notoriously calm Fantasy Baseball player Tommy Pham for a player to be named later.

Pham began his big-league career with the St. Louis Cardinals, and also spent time with the Rays and San Diego Padres before joining the Cincinnati Reds this year. He’s a career .261/.358/.438 hitter with a .796 OPS and a fair amount of power in his bat, though it’s diminished in recent years. He had three consecutive 20+ HR seasons from 2017-19, but no more than 15 in any year since.

This trade almost certainly guarantees the Sox aren’t done dealing away their own outfielders. Perhaps Jackie Bradley Jr. to the Phillies?