Friday, June 24, 2016

OF Bryce Brentz Will Join Red Sox For Texas Series

With Chris Young headed to the disabled list with a hamstring strain, the Red Sox are clearly in need of someone to play left field. Thus, Bryce Brentz will join the team in Texas today after being promoted from AAA Pawtucket. The 27-year-old Brentz will get another shot at the bigs. This year, he's hitting .261 with four HRs for the PawSox. Of course,  this raises the question of whether Boston should trade for a LF with short-term contract status—assuming Andrew Benintendi will be ready to take over the position in 2017. Brentz is already on the 40-man Red Sox roster and has played in nine previous major league games—hitting .308 in 26 plate appearances during the 2014 season. Stay tuned!