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Red Sox acquire OF Tyler O’Neill from Cardinals

Field Level Media

December 08, 2023 at 11:47 pm.

The Boston Red Sox worked to reshape their outfield Friday when they acquired Tyler O’Neill in a trade from the St. Louis Cardinals.

The Red Sox sent right-handed reliever Nick Robertson and minor-league righty Victor Santos to the Cardinals.

The deal was first reported by the New York Post.

O’Neill, 28, batted .231 with nine home runs and 21 RBIs in 72 games last season as he worked through a lower back strain. O’Neill has struggled to match his production from the 2021 season when he batted .286 and hit 34 home runs with 80 RBIs, while finishing eighth in National League MVP voting.

O’Neill has played all six of his major league seasons with the Cardinals, batting .248 with 78 home runs and 217 RBIs in 477 games.

Robertson went 0-1 with a 6.04 ERA in 18 appearances, including one start, last season while splitting time between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Red Sox. Boston acquired Robertson from Los Angeles in July.

The move to acquire the right-handed-hitting O’Neill comes three days after Boston traded outfielder and left-handed hitter Alex Verdugo to the rival New York Yankees.