June 29, 2020

Red Sox Announce List Of 47 Players For "Summer Training"

The Red Sox announced their list of 47 players who will report to summer training at Fenway Park next Wednesday. The first workout is scheduled for Friday, July 3.
Catchers (5): Jett Bandy, Juan Centeno, Kevin Plawecki, Christian Vázquez, Connor Wong

Infielders (11): Jonathan Arauz, Xander Bogaerts, C.J. Chatham, Michael Chavis, Bobby Dalbec, Rafael Devers, Marco Hernández, Tzu-Wei Lin, Mitch Moreland, Yairo Muñoz, José Peraza

Outfielders (7): John Andreoli, Andrew Benintendi, Jackie Bradley, J.D. Martinez, Kevin Pillar, César Puello, Alex Verdugo

Pitchers (24): Matt Barnes, Ryan Brasier, Colten Brewer, Austin Brice, Nathan Eovaldi, Matt Hall, Kyle Hart, Heath Hembree, Darwinzon Hernandez, Brian Johnson, Robinson Leyer, Chris Mazza, Collin McHugh, Josh Osich, Martín Pérez, Eduardo Rodriguez, Mike Shawaryn, Jeffrey Springs, Domingo Tapia, Josh Taylor, Phillips Valdez, Marcus Walden, Ryan Weber, Brandon Workman
The first three spots in the Red Sox's rotation are set with Rodriguez, Eovaldi, and Pérez. The other two spots are up for grabs and could include an opener.

Jonathan Lucroy is not on the list of catchers, but the non-roster invitee is expected to be with the club for the start of camp. He and Plawecki will compete for the back-up role.

Verdugo would have likely opened the season on the injured list back in late March, but his back issues should not be a problem now.

The Red Sox's schedule for the 60-game season should be released in the next 7-10 days.


johngoldfine said...

Rob Manfred enjoys tinkering around the edges so much I'm surprised he didn't come up with a 162 game season, each game only three innings, a triple header every day.

Jim said...

I think they've settled on "summer camp". Sounds like an early sixties feel-good movie. Anyone for Annette Funicello and Don Knotts?