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With Opening Day now just four days away, the Boston Red Sox announced some trimming to their active roster. Mauro Gomez (.156 AVG, 0 HR, 5 RBI) and Brock Holt (.204 AVG, 0 HR, 0 RBI) were both optioned to AAA Pawtucket, Daniel Bard (sporting a 6.75 ERA in 8 innings pitched) was sent to AA Portland. Peter Abraham from the Boston Globe tweeted that the Red Sox wanted to send a message, per say, to Bard that “he’s not just a few good outings away,” from coach Juan Nieves.
Speaking of Abraham, he also tweeted a John Farrell on Jackie Bradley Jr.: “We’ve allowed him to go this deep into camp, so we’re not afraid and not unwilling to break with him.” Abraham believes strongly that Bradley will have to beat out Ryan Sweeney and Mike Carp for a roster spot.
Another roster nugget, Stephen Drew was also cropped temporarily off the active roster, as the Red Sox announced that he would start the season on the 7-Day Concussion list to start the season, retroactive to March 27. Drew has been limited to only six games this spring, hitting .188 with 2 RBI.
Finally, there’s a fun piece from Boston.com on the whereabouts of former Red Sox Players, from Jason Bay to Bronson Arroyo.
Thanks for reading.
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Red Sox P Daniel Bard, who we all know struggled mightily last season has been sent down to Double-A Portland.
Bard being sent down, which was expected because of his recent struggles, means Clayton Mortensen has made the team as a reliever.
Bard appeared in eight games in camp. Over eight innings he allowed six earned runs on nine hits with four walks and two hit batters...
While nothing is official quite yet, Jackie Bradley Jr.‘s chances of making the Opening Day roster look good.
Bradley will be traveling with the team to New York, according to Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe. There has been some debate over whether Bradley should make the team or not. If Boston kept him off the opening day roster for 11 days, they would earn an extra year of arbitration...
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It looks like Jackie Bradley Jr. is going to break camp with the big league club.
The Red Sox have not made an announcement regarding Bradley, but outfielder Ryan Sweeney has not been offered a major league contract, according to multiple reports. Sweeney figured to be competing with Bradley and Mike Carp for one of Boston’s two final roster spots.
Sweeney has 24 hours to decide...
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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...
The Red Sox are inching closer to finalizing their Opening Day roster.
The big question — whether Jackie Bradley Jr. will be taking the field in the Bronx on Monday — is still unanswered, but two other players were assured spots Friday morning. Manager John Farrell said the roster will likely be finalized Sunday.
Mike Carp and Daniel Nava have been told they’ve made the roster...
Is the wait finally over? Has the 25-man Roster been set? It could be, as Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reported that outfielder Ryan Sweeney is the odd-man out.
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