Red Sox Roster Moves Send Prospects to PawSox

Middlebrooks, the Red Sox' No. 1 prospect according to "Baseball America," will open the season in Pawtucket. (Kelly O'Connor)

The Red Sox today announced that they have reassigned four players to minor league camp and have optioned another four players to minor league camp.

Outfielder Che-Hsuan Lin and third baseman Will Middlebrooks were optioned to Pawtucket, while left-handed pitcher Drake Britton and second baseman Oscar Tejeda were optioned  to Double-A Portland.  In order for a player to be “optioned” they must be a member of the club’s 40-man roster. Although these players will be participating in minor league camp, they can still be called on to play in a “big league” Spring Training game if needed.

The players “reassigned”  are right-handed pitchers Tony Pena Jr., Chorye Spoone, and Alex Wilson, along with outfielder Juan Carlos Linares.

With today’s moves, the Red Sox now have 56 players in Big League Camp, including 36 players from the 40-man roster, two players on 60-day disabled list and 18 non-roster invitees.

Dan was courtside for the Bearcats 65-59 win over Texas today. (The Enquirer/Jeff Swinger)

On a separate note, congrats to my predecessor Dan Hoard, the “Voice of the Cincinnati Bearcats.”  The ‘Cats downed No. 11 Texas earlier this afternoon to move on to the third round of the NCAA Tournament.  Dan will now get to call Cincinnati’s game against the winner of the (3) Florida State vs. (14) St. Bonaventure game.  Although I’m rooting for Dan, I have FSU moving on to the Sweet 16 in my bracket.  So far I’ve been wrong on VCU, UConn, San Diego St., and Harvard.

I’ll be leaving this Sunday for Spring Training in Ft. Myers and will be there for a week.  You can follow me on twitter for updates throughout each day while I’m soaking up the sun and trying to get an interview from anyone who looks important.  Of course, I’ll have plenty of updates posted here.

Can’t wait to get there … Talk with you then.



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