With the team currently sustaining multiple injuries in the infield, more specifically second base, the Red Sox have officially made the move to call-up their top prospect, Michael Chavis.
Chavis had himself a very impressive spring training, displaying power as he posted four home runs before being cut and relegated to the minors.
In 12 games thus far with the Red Sox Triple-A affiliate, Chavis has posted a .250 BA with a .954 OPS. His ability to hit for power has also been on display early through his minor league starts this season. Out of his 10 hits on the year, six have gone for extra bases including four home runs.
This move comes in response to a slew of injuries to the veteran infielders on the major league ballclub. Dustin Pedroia and Eduardo Nunez have both been placed on the 10-day IL with their respective injuries. After feeling a pop in his surgically repaired knee during Wednesday night’s loss against the New York Yankees, Pedroia exited the game and saw a doctor on Thursday. Despite the scare, the diagnosis came back with nothing serious.
A little bit more on Dustin Pedroia:
It now appears likely he will return to the injured list. But, to repeat the news from earlier, he did not sustain a serious injury and the expectation is he will return more sooner than later.
— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) April 18, 2019
Nunez’s trip to the IL is due to a mid-back strain. The team is also currently without Brock Holt who has made some rehab starts in Pawtucket after suffering a scratched cornea.
Other players on the move include Tzu-Wei Lin being called back up while right-handed pitcher Erasmo Ramirez–who surrendered four runs during his 2019 debut in New York on April 16th–has also been sent back down to the team’s Triple-A affiliate. In addition, Marcus Walden was also brought back up to the active roster following yesterday’s announcement of Dustin Pedroia hitting the IL.