1B,3B,LF - FA
The Red Sox filled Steven Wrightâ€™s spot on the 25-man roster with OF/INF Garin Cecchini who was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket.
Garin Cecchini was once a top prospect in the Red Sox organization but has really struggled the last two years in the minors. He has only hit .218 in Triple A this yseason so it would be hard to imagine he would hit any better at the major league level.
Garin Cecchini went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts for Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday. His average dipped to .185.
After a strong 2014 season that finished with some at bats in the majors with the Red Sox it looked liked Garin Cecchini would be primed for a call up sometime this season. But Cecchini has struggle mightily at Triple-A this year. He is striking out at a 28.7% rate and looks like he is taking a step back in his development.
Garin Cecchini had three hits in Thursday's game against the Blue Jays and is hitting .333 (10-for-30) in 11 spring games.
The Red Sox are giving Garin Cecchini an opportunity to play in spring training and he is making the most of it. Unfortunately his road to the big league club as a third baseman has been blocked with the signing of Pablo Sandoval. Boston could be showcasing Cecchini for a possible trade. Unless a trade or an injury happens, he will probably spend most of the year in the minors.