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The Boston Red Sox have made their first splash ahead of the 2021 MLB trade deadline.
The team announced Thursday night they have acquired All-Star slugger Kyle Schwarber in a deal with the Washington Nationals. Boston is sending pitching prospect Aldo Ramirez to D.C.
Ramirez was the Red Sox' No. 19 ranked prospect, per MLB Pipeline.
The #RedSox today acquired All-Star outfielder Kyle Schwarber from the Washington Nationals, in exchange for minor league RHP Aldo Ramirez.
To make room for Schwarber on the 40-man roster, the Red Sox designated RHP Brandon Workman for assignment.
— Red Sox (@RedSox) July 30, 2021
With Schwarber, Boston gets the big left-handed bat it coveted. The former Chicago Cubs outfielder was among the hottest hitters in baseball prior to being placed on the injured list earlier this month with a hamstring strain. He was named National League Player of the Month after crushing 16 homers in June.
For the season. Schwarber has 25 homers and 53 RBI with a .910 OPS in 72 games.