Chris Carpenter, Terry Doyle, Oscar Villarreal and Chris Hernandez — all non-roster invitees to major league camp — were the pitchers reassigned. With the moves, the Red Sox now have 42 players in big league camp, including 32 players from the 40-man roster, one on the 60-day disabled list and nine non-roster invitees.
Carpenter, who appeared in eight games with Boston last season, allowed four earned runs in 8 1/3 innings (4.32 ERA) this spring. He’ll continue to serve as organizational bullpen depth, as he was taken off Boston’s 40-man roster earlier in the offseason and then cleared waivers.
Doyle, a Boston College alum and Concord, Mass., native, allowed nine runs (six earned) in 14 innings (3.86 ERA). He’ll also serve as organizational depth, perhaps getting a call-up later in the season if the Red Sox are bitten by the injury bug.
Villarreal, a 31-year-old who last pitched in the majors in 2008, allowed five earned runs in five innings (9.00 ERA).
Hernandez, a seventh-round pick in 2010, allowed five earned runs in 11 1/3 innings (3.97 ERA), and he’ll continue to get stretched out at Triple-A Pawtucket.