Blake Swihart, Three Others Added To Boston Red Sox’s 40-Man Roster


The Boston Red Sox added four players to their 40-man roster Thursday.

Catcher Blake Swihart, left-handed pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez and infielder Travis Shaw were selected to the major league roster from Triple-A Pawtucket. Infielder Sean Coyle was selected from Double-A Portland.

Swihart is considered the top prospect in the Red Sox organization. The 22-year-old catcher spent most of 2014 in Portland, where he was named an Eastern League midseason All-Star. Swihart batted .293 with 13 homers, 64 RBIs and an .810 OPS in 110 games split between Double-A and Triple-A. He threw out 45.6 percent of attempted base stealers.

Rodriguez was acquired from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for reliever Andrew Miller at this year’s Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline. The 21-year-old left-hander went 6-8 with a 3.60 ERA in 22 Double-A starts. He was particularly impressive with Portland, posting a 3-1 record and 0.96 ERA in six outings spanning 37 1/3 innings.

Shaw, who primarily is a first baseman, showcased his power in 2014. The 24-year-old hit .278 with 21 homers, 78 RBIs and an .826 OPS in 128 games split between Double-A and Triple-A.

Coyle, like Swihart, was named an Eastern League midseason All-Star. He hit .295 with 16 homers, 61 RBIs, 13 stolen bases and an .883 OPS in 97 games with Portland.

The Red Sox’s 40-man roster now includes 40 players.

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