Thursday, December 5, 2013
Former Sea Dogs outfielder Bubba Bell was traded to Cleveland, while shortstop Jose Iglesias will not be returning to Portland because of a promotion to Triple-A Pawtucket.
Those were some of the decisions made as the minor league rosters were announced Thursday morning here at the Red Sox player development complex in Fort Myers.
Bell was sent to the Indians for future considerations. Other players are now looking got an interested team. Among those cut were pitcher Adam Mills, first baseman/outfielder Aaron Bates, infielder Ryan Khoury and outfielder Jason Place.
Catcher Mark Wagner, who was designated for assignment on Tuesday, is still awaiting his fate.
Other notes of interest is that veteran lefty Tommy Hottovy is coming back to Portland. Hottovy, who has switched to a full-time side-armed delivery, needs reps and he will more likely get those with the Sea Dogs than the loaded Pawtucket bullpen.
Here are the Pawtucket and Portland rosters. Some players may be moved to the inactive list temporarily, but they will be with the team.
Pitchers: Alfredo Aceves, Brandon Duckworth, Andrew Miller, Kyle Weiland, Hideki Okajima, Scott Atchison, Rich Hill, Matt Fox, Randy Williams, Michael Bowden, Jason Rice, Clevelan Santeliz
Catchers: Luis Exposito, Michael McKenry, Paul Hoover.
Infield: Lars Anderson, Nate Spears, Jose Iglesias, Yamaico Navarro, Drew Sutton, Tony Thomas
Outfield: Juan Carlos Linares, Josh Reddick, Ryan Kalish, Daniel Nava, Matt Sheely
Pitchers: Stolmy Pimentel, Stephen Fife, Alex Wilson, Blake Maxwell, Eammon Portice, Jeremy Kehrt, Caleb Clay, Seth Garrison, Brent Huntzinger, Tommy Hottovy, Kyle Fernandes, Santo Luis, Michael Lee.
Catchers: Ryan Lavarnway, Tom Federowicz, Will Vazquez,
Infielder: Jorge Padron, Oscar Tejeda, Ryan Dent, Will Middlebrooks, Jonathan Hee.
Outfield: Mitch Dening, Alex Hassan, Che-Hsuan Lin, Chih-Hsien Chiang.
The Pawtucket rotation will be Aceves, Miller, Fox, Duckworth and Weiland. The Sea Dogs rotation will be Pimentel, Wilson, Fox, Huntzinger and Lee.
Other moves include former Sea Dogs lefty Mitch Herold moving down to advanced Class A Salem. And touted pitching prospect Anthony Ranaudo was sent to Class A Greenville.
The disabled list includes pitchers Felix Doubront, Junichi Tazawa, Kris Johnson and Miguel Gonzalez; infielders Brent Dlugach, Hector Luna; outfielder Zach Daeges
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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