Sunday, March 9, 2014
By Kevin Thomas email@example.com
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Starters: Alfredo Aceves, Brandon Duckworth, Andrew Miller, Matt Fox, Kyle Weiland
Relief: 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
Starters: Stolmy Pimentel, Stephen Fife, Alex Wilson, Brock Huntzinger, Michael Lee
Relief: Blake Maxwell, Eammon Portice, Jeremy Kehrt, Caleb Clay, Seth Garrison, Tommy Hottovy, Kyle Fernandes, Santo Luis
Catchers: Ryan Lavarnway, Tim Federowicz, Will Vazquez
Infield: Jorge Padron, Oscar Tejeda, Ryan Dent, Will Middlebrooks, Jonathan Hee
Outfield: Mitch Dening, Alex Hassan, Che-Hsuan Lin, Chih-Hsien Chiang
Place was healthy this spring, but other players had passed him on the depth chart.
Bell, 28, is another player passed by other prospects. But he hit .293 for Pawtucket last year and still had enough value to be traded.
The moves offered opportunities to players like Dent, an infielder who likely would still be in Class A if Iglesias had remained in Portland.
Dent, a supplemental-round pick in 2007, is a solid fielder but has not come around offensively (.225 career average). Still, he's being pushed up to Double-A.
"We think he can handle it defensively," Hazen said. "Offensively, it will be an advanced level for him, but we believe he can go up there and do it."
NOTES: Seven upper-level players are currently on the disabled list: pitchers Felix Doubront, Junichi Tazawa, Kris Johnson and Miguel Gonzalez; infielders Brent Dlugach and Hector Luna; and outfielder Zach Daeges. Reliever Mitch Herold, who pitched most of 2010 in Portland, is back with Class A Salem. ... Pitching prospect Anthony Ranaudo, a supplemental-round pick last year, will begin the season in Class A Greenville. The Pawtucket and Portland rosters are both larger than allowed. Some players will be put on the inactive list but stay with their teams.
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