Tuesday News and Notes
With the World Series over, the Hot Stove season is in full force. The Red Sox will be looking at options to replace David Ortiz and strengthen their bullpen.
In addition, minor league players have become free agents, and we should see some changes to 40-man rosters soon. The Rule V draft takes place next month at the Baseball Winter Meetings.
The following are free agents who spent time last year with Portland: Mitch Atkins, Keith Couch, Jacob Dahlstrand, Cody Decker, Nate Freiman, Henry Ramos, Rainel Rosario, Ali Solis and Jose Vinic0 (only player to sign a new deal, he’s now with the White Sox.
Congrats to Massachusetts native Gary DiSarcina on being named the new Bench Coach for the Boston Red Sox.
In other Sea Dogs news, the Fall and Winter Leagues are going on, and below is a list of former Sea Dogs playing in Arizona, Dominican Republic Mexico and Venezula.
Arizona Fall League
-Surprise Saguaros (Managed by Carlos Febles)
Jalen Beeks, Mauricio Dubon and Yoan Moncada
Dominican Winter League
Cesar Cabral and Rainel Rosario
Stephen Fife, Alberto Rosario and Aneury Tavarez
-Gigantes del Cibao
-Leones del Escogido
Carlos Aguaje, Justin Haley and Chandler Shepherd
-Tigres del Licey
-Toros del Este
Mexican Winter League
-Aguilas de Mexicali
Miguel Pena and Dave Sappelt
-Caneros de los Mochis
-Charros de Jalisco
-Tomateros de Culiacán
Derrick Loop and Ali Solis
-Venados de Mazatian
Venezulan Winter League
-Aguilas del Zulia
Ronald Bermudez, Wilfredo Boscan, Austin Maddox and Reynaldo Rodriguez
-Bravos de Margarita
-Cardenales de Lara
-Caribes de Anzoategui
-Leones del Caracas
-Navegantes del Magallanes
-Tiburones de La Guaira
William Cuevas and Heiker Meneses