Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Power-Hitting 1B Sam Travis Promoted From Pawtucket

Maybe this will jump-start the anemic Red Sox power stats. Sam Travis, one the most talented position players in the organization, has been called up from AAA Pawtucket to the big club. The 6', 210-pound Travis is currently the #3 prospect in the Sox farm system and has been on a tear in May. He's hitting .333 for the month—and on the year overall, he has 4 HRs and 14 RBIs in 33 games. Travis (a 23-year-old 2nd round pick in 2014) will likely face left-handers in place of Mitch Moreland.