August 22, 2012 at 8:26 AM
With roster expansion less than two weeks away, let’s take a look at the players that the Red Sox may promote from the minors to add to the active roster in September.
In the past five years, the club has added somewhere between seven and 12 minor leaguers to its active roster each September, in varying capacities. Some have come aboard as impact role players, while others have joined the club just to get their first taste of a major league clubhouse atmosphere. Similarly, some are added immediately on Sept. 1 when the active roster limit expands from 25 to 40, others are not promoted until Triple-A Pawtucket’s season ends (which is Sept. 2 this season, but could be later as the PawSox have a good chance at making the playoffs), and still others are only promoted for a cup of coffee during the final week of the season.
Here’s the pool of players Boston will look to when considering who will be added this September. This analysis could change if the Red Sox make some moves before the waiver trade deadline.