The Reds claimed Grullon off waivers from the Red Sox on Wednesday. Grullon will move on to his third organization since September after the Red Sox previously claimed the backstop off waivers from the Phillies. He'll get the opportunity to compete for the No. 2 catcher role with the Reds in spring training after Cincinnati non-tendered Curt Casali earlier this offseason.
The Red Sox optioned Grullon to their alternate training site Wednesday, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports. As anticipated, Grullon's stint with Boston lasted only one day after the Red Sox designated him as their 29th man for the doubleheader with his former team, the Phillies. Grullon started behind the plate in the second game (a 5-2 Boston win), going 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI.
Grullon was recalled by the Red Sox to serve as the 29th man for Tuesday's doubleheader against the Phillies. Grullon could get the chance to face his former team in his Red Sox debut if he gets into either game. He didn't make an appearance for the Phillies this season before being designated for assignment on deadline day, but he did appear for them in the first four games of his big-league career last September.
Grullon was claimed off waivers by the Red Sox and optioned to the team's alternate training site Thursday. Grullon was designated for assignment by the Phillies on Monday, and he'll now serve as organizational catching depth for the Red Sox. The 24-year-old had a .850 OPS with 21 home runs and 77 RBI with Triple-A Lehigh Valley last year, but he'll need to work on his defensive abilities.
Grullon was designated for assignment Monday. The Phillies needed to clear a 40-man roster spot for Ranger Suarez, who was activated from the COVID-19 injured list. Grullon hit .283/.354/.496 with 21 home runs at Triple-A last season, but his defense behind the plate leaves a lot to be desired.