While one of the top Red Sox prospects hasn’t been added to the roster yet, it won’t be long before fans see him.
September has arrived, but the Red Sox have yet to promote a noteworthy prospect to their big league roster. Yes, Travis Lakins made his return to the Major League club, but he has already made his Major League debut in 2019. While may of the larger prospects are questionably impactful, Bobby Dalbec could very easily make an impact on the current state of the Sox.
This afternoon, it was announced that the Red Sox second overall prospect has arrived at Fenway for some batting practice.
Though Red Sox aren’t adding anyone to the major league roster today, Bobby Dalbec will be at Fenway working out with the team and getting familiarized with the big league environment during the Home stand.— Alex Speier (@alexspeier) September 3, 2019
It has already been reported that Dalbec is not here to suit up for the Boston Red Sox – yet. There’s little question that the power hitter could be a viable solution off of the bench for the Sox as they look to claw their way back into the playoff picture. As of now, Alex Cora has utilized his roster expansion to address and bolster the pitching staff that has struggled for the large part of this season.
In recent series’, the lineup has not been the issue which will leave Dalbec’s Major League debut on the back-burner – at least for now. Jhoulys Chacin, who was recently signed to a veteran minimum deal, is a clear example that the Red Sox are worried about pitching; however he could quickly be DFA’d if the club fell out of contention.
If the Red Sox are to fall out of Wild Card hopes, or if there’s an injury to Sam Travis, there’s a large chance that Bobby Dalbec will be making his Major League debut this September. Be patient Sox fans, Dalbec will be at Fenway – and in uniform – in the not-so-distant future.