Motter was outrighted to Triple-A Worcester after clearing waivers Friday. Motter lost his spot on the 40-man roster earlier in the week after Danny Santana and Enrique Hernandez returned from the COVID-19 injured list. The infielder didn't garner any takers on the waiver wire, so he'll remain in the Boston organization at Triple-A going forward. Motter has appeared in 16 big-league games with the Red Sox and Rockies this season, logging five hits (two XBH), one RBI and five runs scored across 29 plate appearances.
Motter was designated for assignment by the Red Sox on Tuesday, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports. Motter filled in for the Red Sox amid the team's current COVID-19 outbreak, but he'll be cast off the 40-man roster after Danny Santana (undisclosed) and Enrique Hernandez (illness) were reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list. He went 2-for-6 with a triple, a double, three runs and an RBI across three appearances with the Red Sox.
Motter started at second base, batted leadoff and went 2-for-5 with a double, a triple, one RBI and two runs scored in Monday's 11-10 loss to the Rays. Motter provided a spark atop the order, but his glove did as much damage to the Red Sox as the Rays did. He committed throwing and fielding errors that led to a pair of unearned runs -- Tampa Bay scored six unearned runs in all. With Enrique Hernandez (COVID-19 protocols) expected back as early as Tuesday, Motter's roster spot or role will be impacted.
Motter entered as a pinch runner and scored the game-winning run in Saturday's 4-3 win over Cleveland. Motter ran for pinch hitter Travis Shaw, who had singled, and eventually came around to score on Alex Verdugo's walkoff single. He joined the Red Sox Saturday as part of the expanded 28-man roster and plays enough positions to help the Red Sox deal with the team's COVID-19 outbreak.
Motter was claimed off waivers by the Red Sox on Thursday. Motter was cast off the Rockies' 40-man roster Monday after he hit .150 across 13 major-league appearances this year. It wouldn't be surprising to see him join the big-league roster at some point if the Red Sox deal with additional absences in the midst of their current COVID-19 outbreak.
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