Boston Red Sox skipper Bobby Valentine promised he’d make more cuts this week and that’s what he did on Friday. Here’s the release:
FORT MYERS, FL—The Red Sox today optioned right-handed pitchers Clayton Mortensen and Junichi Tazawa, and catcher Luis Exposito to Triple-A Pawtucket. The club also reassigned right-handed pitcher Brandon Duckworth, left-handed pitcher Jesse Carlson, catcher Max St. Pierre and outfielder Alex Hassan to minor league camp.
The announcements were made by Executive Vice President/General Manager Ben Cherington.
With today’s moves, the Red Sox now have 46 players in Big League Camp, including 32 from the 40-man roster, two on the 60-day disabled list and 12 non-roster invitees.