Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Sox Pare Down Roster With First Spring Cuts

Trimming Christmas trees is fun—trimming rosters is not. Yesterday, the Red Sox cut their Spring roster down from 57 to 51Sean Coyle (2B) and Travis Shaw (1B) were optioned to AAA Pawtucket (soon to be Providence), while RHPs Miguel Celestino, Keith Couch, and Noe Ramirez were sent down to minor league camp. Veteran IF Bryan LaHair was also reassigned to the minor league facility. There are now 38 players from the 40-man roster in camp—along with 13 non-roster invitees. The team needs to get down to 25 players by Opening Day (April 6th).