Alex Speier of the Globe notes that the move coincides with Wednesday's decision to move Matt Barnes to Pawtucket's bullpen and "suggests the Sox may be laying the groundwork to add him as a potential swing-and-miss power arm to their late-innings mix".
Speier adds: "Sox starters are now in their sixth turn through the rotation, while many of the relievers have gotten beyond 10 appearances and innings. Concerns about stuff are turning into red flags that suggest that the time for roster complacency is nearing its end."
It's 28 games over 162, that shit will change. Yeah, yeah. You guys look at one-game seasons. We look at 162. The guys who are shit right now with runners in scoring position, that shit will change. Fact. So there's your answer. Thanks.