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March 29, 2010 at 11:41 AM

2010 Organization Outlook: Spring Training Rosters

During our recent visit to the Red Sox Player Development Complex, we were able to record the current spring training rosters. The players in minor league camp are split into five teams, roughly equivalent to being the spring training squads for Pawtucket, Portland, Salem, Greenville, and Lowell/GCL. Since players currently in major league camp have yet to be sent to the minors, the minor league rosters, at this point, consist of players ticketed both for that level and the one below, so they only give us an idea of where these players may go once camp breaks. Also, note that these rosters are far from firm – players are absent on some days when they are called up to the major league club for a game, other players are called up to fill in for those who are not present, and pitchers sometimes move to different levels in order to get their work in where there are innings available.

To show how volatile these rosters are, take as an example the roster movement on Saturday. The day prior, Tom Di Benedetto, Reid Engel, Josh Papelbon, D. Tyler Wilson and Dustin Mercadante were cut. A number of players were reassigned: Fabio Castro and Darnell McDonald to Triple-A from major league camp, Lars Anderson and Yamaico Navarro to Double-A from Triple-A; Will Middlebrooks and Oscar Tejeda to High-A from Double-A; Derrik Gibson, Michael Almanzar, Jeremy Hazelbaker and Ken Roque to Low-A from High-A; and Felix Sanchez, David Renfroe, Jose Garcia and Miguel Celestino to the rookie team from Low-A. A number of players were called upon to make the trip to Sarasota with the major league club, including Kade Keowen, Aaron Bates, Ryan Khoury, Mitch Dening, and Ryan Dent. After catching Casey Kelly’s bullpen session, Luis Exposito was heard saying he had the rest of the day off. All of this movement created plenty of holes in lineups, so Ty Weeden and Jon Hee moved up to Portland from Salem and Keury De La Cruz, Drew Dominguez, Brandon Jacobs and Joantoni Garcia moved up to Salem for the day from Greenville and short-season. With Michael Bowden starting for Pawtucket, Adam Mills got his work in the rookie game. Finally, Miles Head was pulled out of the rookie game and over to the Greenville game when Almanzar, the only third baseman on the roster, had to leave the game with what looked like a jammed finger.

Given how much movement there can be on a given day, the rosters below are not presented as definitive. There is still plenty of movement left to occur as players are sent down from major league camp – Ryan Lavarnway, for example, will almost certainly not break camp with Portland, which would mean a double-promotion past Salem. However, the rosters do at least give us an idea of what the Sox may be thinking – again using Lavarnway as an example, he looks like a good bet for Salem rather than Greenville given that he is still with the Double-A team at this late stage.

Catchers: Dusty Brown, Victor Martinez, Gustavo Molina, Jason Varitek
Infielders: Adrian Beltre, Kevin Frandsen, Bill Hall (IF/OF), Tug Hulett, Jorge Jimenez, Mike Lowell, Jed Lowrie, David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Angel Sanchez, Marco Scutaro, Kevin Youkilis
Outfielders: Mike Cameron, J.D. Drew, Jacoby Ellsbury, Jeremy Hermida, Josh Reddick
Pitchers: Scott Atchison, Josh Beckett, Boof Bonser, Clay Buchholz, Fernando Cabrera, Manny Delcarmen, Alan Embree, John Lackey, Jon Lester, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Joe Nelson, Hideki Okajima, Jonathan Papelbon, Ramon Ramirez, Scott Schoeneweis, Junichi Tazawa, Tim Wakefield

Catchers: Mark Wagner, Juan Apodaca
Infielders: Aaron Bates (1B/OF), Ray Chang, Christian Colonel, Brett Harper, Ryan Khoury, Jeff Natale, Nate Spears, Gil Velazquez (inj.)
Outfielders: Bubba Bell, Zach Daeges, Ryan Kalish, Darnell McDonald, Daniel Nava, Matt Sheely, Jon Still (1B/OF)
Pitchers: Randor Bierd, Michael Bowden, Fabio Castro, Andrew Dobies, Felix Doubront, Kason Gabbard, Devern Hansack (inj.), Tommy Hottovy, Miguel Gonzalez, Kris Johnson, T.J. Large, Robert Manuel, Adam Mills, Chad Paronto, Scott Patterson, Ramon A. Ramirez, Dustin Richardson, Jorge Sosa

Catchers: Luis Exposito, Ryan Lavarnway
Infielders: Lars Anderson, Ryan Dent, Zach Gentile, Jose Iglesias, Mike Jones, Yamaico Navarro, Luis Segovia
Outfielders: Chih-Hsien Chiang, Kade Keowen (1B/OF), Che-Hsuan Lin, David Mailman, Jason Place
Pitchers: Travis Beazley (inj.), Robert Coello, Bryce Cox, Kyle Fernandes, Stephen Fife, Seth Garrison, Zach Hammes, Casey Kelly, Ryne Lawson, Blake Maxwell, Ryne Miller, Eammon Portice, Chad Povich, Chad Rhoades, Jason Rice, Felix Ventura, Kyle Weiland, Armando Zerpa

Catchers: Tim Federowicz, Will Vazquez (C/IF), Ty Weeden
Infielders: Jon Hee, Will Middlebrooks, Aaron Reza, Anthony Rizzo, Oscar Tejeda
Outfielders: Mitch Dening, Alex Hassan, Pete Hissey, Shannon Wilkerson
Pitchers: Michael Bugary, Caleb Clay, Mitch Herold, Brock Huntzinger, Jeremy Kehrt, Will Latimer, Mike Lee, Leandro Marin, Lance McClain, Dennis Neuman, Stolmy Pimentel, Pete Ruiz, Fabian Williamson, Alex Wilson, Doug Wogee

Catchers: Carson Blair, Dan Butler, Michael Thomas, Christian Vazquez
Infielders: Michael Almanzar, Joantoni Garcia, Derrik Gibson, Drew Hedman (1B/OF), Chris McGuiness, Reynaldo Rodriguez, Ken Roque
Outfielders: Ronald Bermudez, Reymond Fuentes, Jeremy Hazelbaker, Willie Holmes, Brandon Jacobs, Bryan Peterson, Wilfred Pichardo
Pitchers: Chez Angeloni, Anatanaer Batista, Jeremiah Bayer, Drake Britton, Cesar Cabral, Yeiper Castillo, Chris Court, Tom Ebert, Jordan Flasher, Roman Mendez, Pedro Perez, Ryan Pressly, Manny Rivera, Charlie Rosario, Kyle Rutter, Kendal Volz, Madison Younginer

Extended Spring Training (Short Season-A and Rookie)
Catchers: Leonel Escobar, Sean Killeen (C/1B), Oscar Perez, Maykol Sanchez
Infielders: Drew Dominguez, Jose Garcia, Miles Head, Boss Moanaroa, Roberto Ramos, David Renfroe, Jordan Sallis, Jason Thompson, Jose Vinicio
Outfielders: Keury De La Cruz, Moko Moanaroa, Felix Sanchez, Seth Schwindenhammer, Tyler Yockey
Pitchers: Miguel Celestino, Hunter Cervenka, Randy Consuegra, Eric Curtis, Justin Erasmus, Stephen Fox, Jennell Hudson, Swen Huijer, Nestor Lastreto, Renny Parthemore, Juan Rodriguez, Francisco Taveras, Raynel Vellette, Richie Wasielewski, Timmy Webb, Tyler Wilson

Injured, present at camp
P Kyle Stroup

Injured, not present at camp
C Chia-Chu Chen, OF Ryan Westmoreland

MIA - Not seen
P Kelvin Pichardo