September 10, 2012 at 2:13 PM
For prospects rising up the ranks, being promoted to the next level is always the short-term goal, but the adjustments necessary to succeed upon arriving can also be the most challenging aspect of their journey to the major leagues. This season, two new Pawtucket Red Sox outfielders are making their adjustments to the highest minor-league level in the thick of a playoff run -- Bryce Brentz and Jeremy Hazelbaker.
“I’m getting a little more comfortable as the at-bats keep coming,” said Brentz, who had just two hits in five regular-season Triple-A games following his promotion from Double-A Portland. “When I first got here, I was trying to press too much and do too much. Now things are starting to fall and hopefully the good at-bats keep coming.”