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August 10, 2020 at 1:00 PM

Minor Notes: More background on Song's Naval commitment

Here are Monday's minor league notes:

  • On the most recent episode of the SoxProspects.com Podcast, Chris and Ian talk about what they have seen from the games that have been streamed from the Alternate Training Site in Pawtucket, and which players have caught their eye. They also answer reader questions and talk about the surprising struggles from some of the players in Boston.
  • Rob Terranova of MILB.com posted an article with great insight into Noah Song's (pictured, above) Naval commitment. Terranova talked with Stephen Moore, who was a 10th round pick by the Braves in 2015 out of the U.S. Naval Academy. Moore's focus was also in Aviation, and he is now a lieutenant, so he is as equipped to talk about Song's dual commitments as anyone, having gone through the same thing himself.
  • With Ryan Weber being ineffective in his few starts this year in Boston, the team optioned him to the Alternate Training Site and recalled Dylan Covey.
  • The newest addition to the Player Pool was Seth Blair, a right-handed reliever who may be most famous for building a "Field of Dreams" style training facility in his backyard during COVID-19 which 15 pro prospects attended at various times. To make room for Blair the team released John Andreoli.
  • With rosters decreasing to 28 last week, the Red Sox optioned Matt Hall and Chris Mazza to the Alternate Training Site
  • On The Athletic, Jen McCaffrey took a deep-dive on what the Red Sox lineup may look like in 2025. As you can see, once you get past 2022 the team could look drastically different than it does now.
  • With the minor league baseball season cancelled, some players are looking for creative ways to get their repetitions in. Brendan Cellucci, Boston's 12th-round pick last year, is playing for the Alpha Athletics Juice Pigs, a team comprised mostly of college players. Cellucci talked with Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com about the experience. 
  • Luis Alexander Basabe, who was traded along with Yoan Moncada and Michael Kopech for Chris Sale, was designated for assignment and traded from the White Sox to the Giants last week. 
Photo Credit: Noah Song by Kelly O'Connor