Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 3/15/13
Rubby De La Rosa, Allen Webster and Christian Vazquez all shined at points this spring, but they’re now headed back to the minors for some additional development. De La Rosa and Webster — who were acquired from the Dodgers during last August’s megadeal — have been optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket, while Vazquez has been optioned to Double-A Portland. De La Rosa turned heads early on this spring, before eventually struggling in his last two outings. The 24-year-old showed off his electric stuff, which drew the attention of Pedro Martinez and others, and it looks as though he will soon find himself in the majors, even if he needs a bit more seasoning down on the farm to begin the year. Webster is in a similar situation, although he might be a bit further along than De La Rosa. Webster consistently displayed a fastball in the high 90s, and his command was much better than most anticipated. The 23-year-old righty struck out 14 hitters and walked just one in 11 innings. Vazquez, meanwhile, brought a whole new element to Boston’s catching situation. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Ryan Lavarnway and David Ross might be the three known horses in the backstop race, but Vazquez emerged as an intriguing prospect because of his dynamic arm behind the dish. It wouldn’t be all that surprising to see Vazquez carve out a productive big league career because of the cannon he possesses. The 22-year-old’s offfense is still a work in progress, though, hence the decision to send him to Portland. All in all, it was a solid camp for these three guys. You can bet that manager John Farrell and the rest of the team’s coaching staff took notice. With the moves, the Red Sox now have 48 players in big league camp. That includes 34 players from the 40-man roster, one on 60-day disabled list and 13 non-roster invitees. Have a question for Ricky Doyle? Send it to him via Twitter at @TheRickyDoyle or send it here.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Russia avoids complete ban from Rio Olympics by the IOC

Report: Padres trying to move Andrew Cashner, Derek Norris

Baseball's top prospect called up to majors by Astros

Report: Braves 'aggressively' shopping Francoeur, Aybar

Report: Hue Jackson designing plays for Terrelle Pryor

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Darnell Dockett expected to announce retirement

Report: Yankees have not discussed releasing A-Rod

Report: D-Backs making Shelby Miller available via trade

Rex Ryan: IK Enempkali could fill void left by Mario Williams

Report: Indians have best deal on table for Chapman

White Sox GM: Chris Sale has not requested trade

Eight most significant injuries going into NFL training camp

Man. U players banned from playing 'Pokemon Go?'

Ken Griffey Jr. put on backwards hat during HOF speech

Mike Piazza honors 9/11 victims during Hall of Fame speech

Jeremy Lin hints he is racially profiled by arena employees

Why did Rio mayor offer to put kangaroo in Olympic village?

Joe Maddon wastes no time cracking Chris Sale joke

Report: Lamar Odom walked out on family intervention

One Gotta Go: Do NBA players really love NBA2K?

10 NFL players set to become household names in 2016

Lou Holtz regrets making immigration 'joke' at RNC

Report: Royals didn't invite Johnny Cueto to White House visit

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

One Gotta Go: Do NBA players really love NBA2K?

Effect of ban on Russia could span beyond the Olympic Games

One Gotta Go: NBA players hate Facebook too

QUIZ: Name every city to host the NBA All-Star Game

One Gotta Go: NBA players settle the fast food beef

One Gotta Go: NBA players make tough choices on their favorite rappers

One Gotta Go: NBA Summer League is not about that Game of Thrones life

The top NHL free agents available as offseason winds down

WATCH: NBA jersey sponsors that need to happen

Expansion draft playing heavy hand in the current NHL offseason

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker