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Red Sox sign Yairo Munoz, 25, to minor league deal

The utilityman can play the infield and the outfield.

Yairo Munoz has hit .273 in 510 plate appearances in the major leagues.
Yairo Munoz has hit .273 in 510 plate appearances in the major leagues.Joe Robbins/Getty

The Red Sox signed Yairo Munoz to a minor league deal.

Munoz, 25, came up with the Oakland A’s but made his debut with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2018. He was in camp with the Cardinals this spring but left unannounced after reportedly being upset with his lack of playing time. The Cardinals released Munoz March 7. Munoz is capable of playing the infield and outfield.

He’s proven to be a productive hitter. In 510 career plate appearances, Munoz has hit .273 hitter with a .723 OPS.

"He’s a versatile defender,” one American League executive said. "A free swinger, capable of barreling a variety of pitches. Learning some patience would benefit him. His level of commitment [to the game] fluctuates.”

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