Wednesday, March 14, 2018

"Longshot Lefty" Bobby Poyner May Make Sox Bullpen

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He was drafted in the 14th round by the Red Sox in 2015, and shone at AA Portland in 2017 (0.94 ERA). Left-handed reliever Bobby Poyner was invited to camp this year—but was not expected to catch-on with the big club. However, new manager Alex Cora has mentioned him often as one of the pleasant surprises of Spring Training. The 25-year-old has pitched six innings so far this Spring—posting a 1.50 ERA and giving up just one hit (a HR). If Cora wants more bullpen flexibility from the "port-side", he may well opt for Poyner—at least at the start of the season.