Ryan Dent Promoted to PawSox

Taken 62nd overall in the 2007 Draft by the Boston Red Sox, Ryan Dent is now a member of the Pawtucket Red Sox.

The 23-year-old has spent the majority of his professional career at second base, but has also seen significant time at shortstop, with a handfull of games at third base and also the outfield.

The move comes after PawSox shortstop Jose Iglesias fouled a pitch off the inside of his left knee Friday night at McCoy Stadium. Although Iglesias finished the at-bat, he was later taken out of the game resulting in catcher Mike Rivera playing third base for just the third time in his 15 year career.

Dent played in 16 games for Scottsdale of the Arizona Fall League in 2011 where he was managed by PawSox skipper Arnie Beyeler. (Kelly O’Connor).

With Tony Thomas on the disabled list (finger), Andy LaRoche recently dealing with a minor lower back injury, and Pedro Ciriaco thriving in Boston, Pawtucket could use some infield depth. It is worth noting, however, both LaRoche and Iglesias are in the lineup tonight.

In 54 games this season with Double-A Portland, Dent hit .241 with two home runs and 13 runs batted in.

To make room for Dent on the Pawtucket roster, outfielder Ronald Bermudez has been transferred to Portland. The 24-year-old unfortunately spent more time on he disabled list (hamstring) than he did on the field with the PawSox. In 10 games with Pawtucket, Bermudez went hit .190 (4-for-21).

-AG

@aaronmgoldsmith
agoldsmith@pawsox.com

Dent was ranked as the No. 46 overall prospect and the No. 21 positional player in the 2007 draft by “Baseball America.” (Kelly O’Connor)

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