Red Sox pick up former Diamondbacks reliever off waivers


The Red Sox' 40-man roster wheels keep turning.

Just a few days after adding seven players to the major league roster, the Sox have put another new name on the list, picking up former Diamondbacks pitcher Joel Payamps off waivers.

In order to make room for the 26-year-old righty the Red Sox designated pitcher Robert Stock for assignment.

Payamps made two appearances for the Diamondbacks in each of the last two seasons, posting a 3.86 ERA (3 ER/7.0 IP) with five strikeouts, six walks, and a .261 opponent batting average (6-for-23).

A native of Santiago, Dominican Republic, he was originally signed by the Colorado Rockies in 2010. In 145 career minor league games between the Rockies (2011-14) and Diamondbacks (2016-19) organizations, he is 41-43 with a 4.15 ERA (307 ER/665.2 IP) and only 0.68 home runs allowed per 9.0 innings. This off-season, Payamps has made two relief appearances for Estrellas in the Dominican Winter League.

Before the 2020 season, Payamps spent the majority of his professional career as a starter, a role he manned in all but 26 of his minor-league appearances.

In other roster news, both Ryan Weber and Matt Hall -- who were each recently designated for assignment -- cleared waivers and were optioned to Triple-A.