As usual in Spring Training, the Red Sox have sent down a couple of familiar names to the minors.
It was a lot of fun while it lasted, but the Boston Red Sox have optioned prospect Michael Chavis to Pawtucket to begin the season. He showed off to the fans at Fort Myers, as he launched a couple of tape-measure blasts throughout camp. He posted a .273 average to go along with 4 HR’s and 10 RBI’s while with the Red Sox.
Additionally, rising reliever prospect Travis Lakins, was optioned to Pawtucket. The former starter caught fire when the Red Sox transitioned him to the bullpen last season en route to a sparkling 2.32 ERA between Portland and Pawtucket. He was a topic of conversation as many wanted to see if Lakins would earn a spot on the Opening Day roster; however it looks like his Major League debut will wait a couple of more months. He posted a 2.57 ERA over seven innings during Spring Training.
As always, these weren’t the only names to be involved as Rusney Castillo was sent back to minor league camp. You’ll remember the Cuban outfielder for his salary cap hit and brief stint with the Major League club. Here’s a comprehensive list of all roster moves via Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe.
These moves represent the first of many to come as Opening Day is right around the corner.