Wednesday, May 22, 2013
In Pawtucket to watch Charlie Furbush pitch on Monday, got a chance to see former Sea Dogs infielder Yamaico Navarro.
When in Portland, Navarro was always considered a huge talent, but who was not reaching his potential.
Navarro, now 23, is getting there. He went 3-for-5 with a double and two home runs. He is now batting .321 with 8 doubles, 2 triples and 4 home runs. His OPS is 1.037.
The interesting this about Navarro is that, despite being a superb infielder, the Red Sox are also using him in the outfield. He began by playing left field. Then he was in right the past few days. For the last inning of Monday's game, he moved to center.
A player who can play several position, and is a solid right-handed bat ... hmmm, sounds like Navarro will be the natural choice if Boston needs to call a player up.
As for Furbush, he struggled against the PawSox.
And in other "Mainer in the Minors" news, Mark Rogers returned to the DL, while Ryan Reid was promoted.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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