Tuesday, September 30, 2014

REPORT: Red Sox Not Pursuing 3rd Cuban OF

(AP Photo)
According to WEEI.com's Rob Bradford, the Red Sox will not be pursuing a third Cuban outfielder—to join existing players Yoenis Cespedes and Rusney Castillo. Boston had previously expressed interest in 23-year old slugger Yasmani Tomas, but apparently feel they are already over-loaded in the outfield. Reportedly, the team was also concerned about Tomas' excessive strikeout rate while playing in Cuba. Tomas has been compared to yet another Cuban player—Jose Abreu of the White Sox.