With 10 days until Opening Day, the Boston Red Sox took another step toward locking down the 25-man roster that will battle the Seattle Mariners on March 28.
The Sox on Monday reassigned 11 players to minor-league camp. Catcher Óscar Hernández; right-handed pitchers Zach Putnam, Erasmo Ramírez, Josh Smith, and Domingo Tapia; infielders C.J. Chatham, Bobby Dalbec, and Chad De La Guerra; and outfielders Bryce Brentz, Tate Matheny, and Cole Sturgeon all were sent down.
Boston made another move after Monday’s game against the Minnesota Twins, sending right-handed pitcher Ryan Weber to minor-league camp. That leaves 11 players fighting for spots in the bullpen, including 22-year-old Darwinzon Hernandez.
With these moves, the Red Sox now have 35 players in big league camp, including 33 players from the 40-man roster and two non-roster invitees.
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