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bagwell368
04-07-2014, 10:34 AM
33 year old platoon type RHH. Experience at 2B/3B.

I think they may have seen enough of Herrara at 3B yesterday... which he stinks at. He'll be the back-up SS.

Brock Holt may get cut today to make room.

http://fansided.com/2014/04/07/ryan-roberts-signs-major-league-deal-red-sox/#!C3H3O

todu82
04-07-2014, 11:32 AM
Decent signing I guess, should help the team while Middlebrooks is gone.

Shaiza
04-07-2014, 01:27 PM
Well Roberts can play 3rd okay and can hit left handed pitching (good, not amazing track record against them), so it will be a solid fill in while Middlebrooks is out.

Soxfan85
04-07-2014, 02:24 PM
@TimBritton

Red Sox make Roberts signing official. He'll be in uniform wearing Drew's old No. 7 tonight.

bagwell368
04-07-2014, 03:05 PM
@TimBritton

Red Sox make Roberts signing official. He'll be in uniform wearing Drew's old No. 7 tonight.

Depends on the generation... to me 7 is Reggie Smith - a much better player then Jim Rice (career wise, not Sox wise).

Station 13
04-07-2014, 03:40 PM
7 is a lucky number. Why don't any regulars want it?

-Lavigne43-
04-07-2014, 05:39 PM
We needed something. If I remember right he had that one big year with the D'Backs when they made the playoffs and has done nothing since. I remember him getting a lot of press during that playoff year.

RedSoxtober
04-08-2014, 09:06 AM
“Ryan’s here because we didn’t feel like the time was right for (prospect) Garin Cecchini. Even though he’s put up some good at-bats, there’s still development to be had defensively. More importantly, the right-handed bat just helps balance out our lineup.”

To make room for Roberts on the 25-man roster, infielder Brock Holt, who had been called up on Sunday, was optioned back to Triple-A Pawtucket. To make room for Roberts on the 40-man roster, knuckleballer Steven Wright (hernia) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.Boston Herald

Quite a vote of confidence from Farrell.

Shaiza
04-08-2014, 01:31 PM
Boston Herald

Quite a vote of confidence from Farrell.

How much more defense could he develop in Pawtucket though? Is there that much room for improvement so he couldn't get a 3-4 week Major League stint or do they think he's not ready offensively either? I'm leaning toward the latter.

MG956
04-08-2014, 05:56 PM
We are early into the season with a batch of DL's. They grabbed up a body for cheap.

RedSoxtober
04-10-2014, 12:53 PM
How much more defense could he develop in Pawtucket though? Is there that much room for improvement so he couldn't get a 3-4 week Major League stint or do they think he's not ready offensively either? I'm leaning toward the latter.

I'm saying it's a "no confidence" vote for Roberts. Translated: "the only reason you're here is because the guy we REALLY want isn't quite ready."

bagwell368
04-10-2014, 01:40 PM
GC could be here as early as June, but I'm sure the Sox would rather wait until at least mid August. Much of it is on WMB's health and performance - and GC just isn't ready yet.