The Boston Red Sox added some new faces to their 2019 spring training roster Thursday.
Here are the newest non-roster invitees, per the club’s announcement:
C Austin Rei
RHP Mike Shawaryn
OF Bryce Brentz
OF Rusney Castillo
OF Tate Matheny
OF Cole Sturgeon
3B Bobby Dalbec
SS C.J. Chatham
Util Chad De La Guerra
1B Josh Ockimey
Red Sox fans will recognize both Castillo and Brentz, who both have spent time with Boston during their baseball careers.
As for the rest of the invitees, the main one to keep an eye on is Dalbec. The 23-year-old was impressive last year, crushing 32 home runs and 35 doubles in time spent between High-A Salem and Double-A Portland. It’s unlikely the No. 5 prospect in Boston’s system breaks camp with the club as he’ll need more time in the minors to hone his approach at the plate and cut down on his strikeout rate.
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