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August 29, 2012 at 3:39 PM

Brentz, Martin, Ruiz and Huntzinger selected for Arizona Fall League

In an announcement this afternoon, the Arizona Fall League released its roster's for the upcoming 2012 campaign. The Red Sox representatives will be playing for the Surprise Saguaros this season and are sending outfielder Bryce Brentz along with pitchers Chris Martin, Pete Ruiz and Brock Huntzinger to the southwest. The Red Sox are expected to send another representative or two as the roster forms into shape after the season is complete. 

Brentz, 23, has put together a stellar season at Double-A Portland, hitting .298/.357/.481 with 17 home runs and 76 RBI. The 2010 first round selection will be making his Fall League debut. 

Martin, 26, is looking to continue his development after signing with the Red Sox out of the independent leagues last season. This year for the Sea Dogs, Martin is currently 3-5 with a 4.35 ERA in 21 games (12 starts). 

Ruiz, 25, is in his first full season of working out of the bullpen. In 26 appearances this season with High-A Salem, Ruiz has compiled a 2.89 ERA with 48 strikeouts in 46.2 innings pitched. 

Huntzinger, 24, is the lone repeat participant, having gone 2-1 with a 5.40 era in eight games (six starts) last fall for the Scottsdale Scorpions. The right-hander has gone 4-5 with a 3.93 ERA in 38 games (four starts) for Portland this season as he continues his transition from starting to relieving. 

Photo credit: Bryce Brentz by Dave Letizi.