Red Sox News: Boston trades for reliever, All-Star selections, former pitcher drama

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The Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers exchanged minor-league relievers on July 6. Boston's first move as the sprint to the trade deadline intensifies is a minor one, but it includes some unique circumstances.

The Red Sox acquired Trey Wingenter in exchange for CJ Weins, who played the first half of his season with Single-A Salem. The 30-year-old Wingenter has appeared in 90 MLB games across three seasons. He pitched to a 3.31 ERA over 32.2 frames with Triple-A Toledo.

Wingenter has an assignment clause in his contract, so Boston will have to add him to the 40-man roster. No corresponding move has been made as of June 7.

Red Sox acquire minor-league reliever Trey Wingenter in trade with Tigers

Full 2024 All-Star rosters were announced before the Red Sox's Sunday Night Baseball matchup with the Yankees on June 7. Boston will send three players to the festivities at Globe Life Field.

Tanner Houck, Rafael Devers and Jarren Duran will represent the Red Sox on the American League All-Star team on July 16. Devers and Duran were named as reserves, as they did not place in the fan voting period. Houck was chosen through player polls and insight from the commissioner's office. He and Duran are first-time All-Stars and Devers has claimed his third nod.

Jarren Duran, Tanner Houck and Rafael Devers named to American League All-Star team

Duran was, arguably, the most egregious snub in the fan vote. He's started every single game for the Red Sox this season and has been one of their most important players on both sides of the ball. He's become one of the best outfielders in the league and he recently found his home run swing — Duran could become one of the most dynamic players in baseball.

Former Red Sox Colten Brewer to the 60-day IL after emotional outburst

Former Red Sox reliever Colten Brewer had a rough outing with the Chicago Cubs on July 6. He gave up three runs, one earned, and collected a throwing error in his 0.2-inning appearance against the Angels.

The righty was so frustrated with his outing that he punched the Wrigley Field dugout wall after he was pulled. The impact broke his hand and the Cubs placed him on the 60-day IL the following day.

Brewer has logged a 5.66 ERA over 20.2 innings with Chicago, but he's struggled more than usual in his recent outings. He's posted a 9.00 ERA with five walks in his last seven appearances.

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