Originally posted on CLNS Radio  |  Last updated 3/29/13
Following the team's 6-1 victory over the Twins in Fort Myers, outfielder Ryan Sweeney was told by manager John Farrell that he would not make the Red Sox' Opening Day roster. Because he has an opt-out clause in the minor league contract he signed in January, Sweeney's tenure with the Red Sox is likely over. Once he officially opts out sometime Friday or Saturday, the Red Sox have 48 hours to either add him to the 40-man roster or release him, at which point he will most likely be released. After drawing interest from other teams like the Twins this offseason, Sweeney will probably look to land a major league job somewhere in the first couple weeks of the season. The Red Sox hope that they would be able to keep him in the minor leagues, but Sweeney probably would not be willing to go to the minors at this stage in his career. The Sweeney move bodes well for Mike Carp, who was officially told Friday morning that he will be on the roster. Rookie Jackie Bradley Jr., the main storyline ...
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