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September 22, 2008 at 5:27 PM

Fall Instructional League opens

The Fall Instructional League - or FIL - gets underway today in Fort Myers. The FIL Roster is by invitation from the front office only, and is usually comprised of the most highly-regarded prospects from short-season ball or below. Players at higher levels also sometimes attend to work on the development of specific skills, or if they missed time in the previous season due to injury or the like. Games are generally not open to the public or the media. Although not always the case, an invitation to the FIL usually indicates that the team is willing to invest time and money in the given player for the foreseeable future. Here is the Red Sox 2008 FIL Roster:

Anatanaer Batista
Cesar Cabral
Yeiper Castillo
Hunter Cervenka
Bryce Cox
Swen Huijer
Wang-Yi Lin
Roman Mendez
Pedro Perez
Eammon Portice
Ryan Pressly
Manny Rivera
Pete Ruiz
Hunter Strickland
Kyle Stroup
Raynel Vellette
Richie Wasielewski
Tyler Wilson
Armando Zerpa

Luis Exposito
Tim Federowicz
Ryan Lavarnway
Christian Vazquez
Ty Weeden

Carson Blair
Chih-Hsien Chiang
Ryan Dent
Joantoni Garcia
Jose Garcia
Derrik Gibson
Casey Kelly
Will Middlebrooks

Jered Stanley
Ronald Bermudez
Mitch Dening
Bryan Peterson
Pete Hissey
Ryan Westmoreland

A number of other pitchers and players are down in Fort Myers working on strength and conditioning, but will not see game action. In the case of the pitchers, this is meant to rest their respective arms.