Red Sox acquire All-Star slugger Schwarber from Nationals

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The Washington Nationals weren't done swinging deals.

The Boston Red Sox acquired outfielder Kyle Schwarber from the Nationals in exchange for right-handed pitching prospect Aldo Ramirez, the team announced Thursday.

Boston designated reliever Brandon Workman for assignment in a corresponding move.

Schwarber, 28, earned his first All-Star nod this season thanks in large part to an incredible stretch in late June when he hit 11 home runs in a 10-game span.

Altogether, Schwarber is batting .253/.340/.570 with 25 home runs and 53 RBIs in 72 games.

He was forced to miss the Midsummer Classic with a hamstring strain that landed him on the 10-day injured list. Schwarber hasn't played since July 2, and he likely won't be back until sometime in August.

Schwarber inked a one-year, $10-million deal with the Nationals in the offseason that includes an $11.5-million mutual option for 2022.

Ramirez, 20, was Boston's No. 19-ranked prospect entering the 2021 season, according to MLB Pipeline. He's posted a 2.03 ERA with 32 strikeouts in 31 innings at Single-A this year.

This trade comes on the heels of the reported deal that is sending Max Scherzer and Trea Turner from D.C. to the Dodgers in exchange for four prospects. Washington also traded left-handed reliever Brad Hand to the Blue Jays earlier on Thursday.

Red Sox acquire All-Star slugger Schwarber from Nationals
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