Friday March 26, 2010 | 05:38 PM

Two Portland Sea Dogs, outfielder Reid Engel and right-handed reliever Josh Papelbon were among four cuts made at the minor league camp, according to

Also cut were shortstop Tom Di Benedetto, 24, who never reached beyond regular Class A, and left-handed reliever D. Tyler Wilson, 23, who was signed out of independent ball last month.

Engel, 22, was once a promising prospect, hitting .292 in 2007 in Class A Greenville. He then struggled in advanced Class A and was sent to Portland last year as the utility outfielder, batting .234.

Papelbon, 26, younger brother of Jonathan, reached Portland at the end of last year. He had a 2.87 ERA in advanced Class A and figured to be in the Hadlock bullpen this year.

I think that's all the news to blog today ... but you never know.

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