Will Middlebrooks, Che-Hsuan Lin Optioned to Triple-A, Headline First Round of Cuts From Red Sox Camp


FORT MYERS, Fla. –– The first round of cuts from Red Sox camp is underway.

The team announced Friday that it had optioned outfielder Che-Hsuan Lin and third baseman Will Middlebrooks to Triple-A Pawtucket, while sending lefty Drake Britton and second basemen Oscar Tejeda to Double-A Portland.

In addition to those moves, the Red Sox reassigned outfielder Juan Carlos Linares and pitchers Tony Pena Jr., Chorye Spoone and Alex Wilson to minor league camp.

As a result of the cuts, the Red Sox now have 56 players in major league camp, including 36 players from the 40-man roster, two players on the 60-day disabled list and 18 non-roster invitees.

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