Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Baseball America listed only one recent transaction for the Boston Red Sox last week, as old friend Tommy Hottovy decided to remain with the Sox organization.
Hottovy, 29, a veterans of all or parts of five Sea Dogs seasons, was a minor league free agent after last year. Hottovy, a left-hander, was drafted by Boston in 2004, in the fourth round out of Wichita State. He has battled injuries to finally reach Triple-A last year as a reliever.
Hottovy will be vying with a crowd for a Triple-A spot again.
One Yankees note: Now that Andy Pettitte has announced his retirement, New York's rotation looks thin. Which brings New Yorkers back to the debate about the role of Joba Chamberlain. Should he become a starter again? See the Daily News story.Tweet
Kevin Thomas covers baseball and basketball for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram. He wisely moved to Maine in 1994 after working for the St. Petersburg Times. He is married to Nancy and they have nine children.
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