Friday, March 18, 2016

Red Sox Option Out Two, Now Have 46 Players In Camp

The Red Sox optioned two players from the major league camp—paring the roster down to 46 (34 on the 40-man, 12 non-roster invitees). Infielder Marco Hernandez was sent to AAA Pawtucket after delivering a scorching Spring (.579 BA). Right-handed pitcher Kyle Martin was reassigned to minor league camp. Hernandez was acquired in the trade that sent Felix Doubront to the Cubbies in 2014. The 23-year old had six two-baggers and seven RBIs in 14 Grapefruit League games before injuring a shoulder in yesterday's win over the Orioles. He is being groomed for a Brock Holt-like "super-utility" role down the road.