John Farrell: Red Sox To Use Ryan Roberts In Platoon At Third Base

The Boston Red Sox added a versatile, right-handed hitter to their lineup Monday, signing free agent utilityman Ryan Roberts to a major league deal.

The Red Sox placed Will Middlebrooks on the disabled list Sunday, and although they could have brought up third-base prospect Garin Cecchini from Triple-A Pawtucket, manager John Farrell told reporters the timing wasn’t quite right yet.

Instead, Farrell said Roberts and Jonathan Herrera will be used in a platoon situation at third base.

Check out the video above to hear from Roberts and Farrell before the Red Sox’s game against the Texas Rangers.