Sure, it's the postseason. But that doesn't mean the Red Sox' front office has gone to sleep.
The Sox today added right-handed pitcher Dewon Day to their 40-player roster on a waiver claim from the Chicago White Sox. To make room for Day, right-handed pitcher Chris Smith has been designated for assignment.
Day, 28, was 0-3, 4.56 in 21 relief appearances at Triple-A Charlotte and 1-6, 6.61 in 14 games/13 starts at Double-A Birmingham in 2008. He recorded 60 strikeouts in 71.1 innings. Day has spent the last three seasons in the White Sox organization after being selected by the White Sox from Toronto in the December 2005 minor-league draft. He pitched in 13 games with the White Sox in 2007, going 0-1, 11.25 in his only major-league action.
Smith was 1-0, 7.85 in 12 relief appearances in his major league debut with the Red Sox in 2008. He spent most of the season at Triple-A Pawtucket, going 1-5, 3.19 with 15 saves in 37 games.