With injuries playing a key role in constant roster shuffling, Epstein is unsurprisingly very happy with the way the Red Sox have responded.
Despite the widespread injuries, the Red Sox have managed to go 34-19 since April 20, the best mark in the majors for that time period.
Epstein told NESN baseball analyst Peter Gammons that the contributions the Red Sox have gotten from their bench and their minor league system has come as a welcomed surprise.
“There’s players that we thought would spend the whole year in the minor leagues that have been up and they’ve performed,” he said.
“It’s been very satisfying, one of the important parts of the club,” Epstein added. “It’s a duty of the minor league system and for all of us to draft and develop players that are really gonna make an impact here and star players who want to come through our system, but it’s also just as important to create depth and create contingencies for the inevitable injuries that occur.”
The video below has more of Gammons’ conversation with Theo Epstein.
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