Sunday, March 9, 2014
It looks like the Red Sox want to get a longer look at shortstop Jose Iglesias and outfielder Juan Carlos Linares.
The two players, who might start the season in Portland (or, it appears now, in Pawtucket) were not among the players sent down to the minors in the first set of spring training cuts.
Twelve players were sent down - pitchers Stolmy Pimentel, Tony Pena Jr., Jason Rice, Clevelan Santeliz, Kyle Weiland and Alex Wilson, catchers Tim Federowicz and Ryan Lavarnway, infielders Oscar Tejeda, Brent Dlugach and Hector Luna, and outfielder Che-Hsuan Lin.
For more on spring training, as well a a report on getting snow-covered Hadlock Field ready for its season opener, see The Baseball Column.
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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