Yu Chang was a late-season waiver claim this year, only coming to Boston on September 12. Before that, he’d played 36 games for the Tampa Bay Rays, 18 for the Pittsburgh Pirates, and four for the Cleveland Guardians, the team with whom he spent the first three seasons of his big-league career.
Over 196 career games, Chang is a .213/.279/.360 hitter who can play every infield spot except shortstop. So if the Sox have Bogaerts at short with Story at second as well as Arroyo and Hernández if need be, they really don’t need Chang, too.
Like Dalbec, Chang offers a lot of club control; he’s arbitration-eligible this season and won’t reach free agency until 2026. But since he doesn’t offer much offensively, while the Sox could include him in a larger package, it’s more likely that they’ll designate him for assignment.