Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Sox Option Hansen and Carter to Pawtucket

The Red Sox optioned pitcher Craig Hansen and outfielder Chris Carter to Pawtucket after yesterday's game against the Yankees.

Terry Francona said the following about moving Hansen down:
"With the shortened spring, we didn't want to send him down yet.
Now we had to, because we're leaving. We told him he had a good camp. He's growing up. He's one of those other kids that's growing up right in front of our eyes. It wasn't the [most enjoyable] news for him, but he's going to be the Manny Delcarmen of this year. He'll go back and do it right and come back and help us."

Chris Carter was one of the surprises of this spring after coming over from the Nationals in the Willy Mo trade. With the abundance of outfielders on the Red Sox there is no room for him on the team but he is nice insurance to call up when someone gets hurt.

3 comments:

Bottom Line Rob,  March 18, 2008 at 11:13 AM  

I can't remember the last time we had such a highly regarded prospect that just never got going... let's hope Hansen pulls it all together this season.

Did you read Theo's thoughts on Jacoby in the Globe? -- www.thebottomlinenation.blogspot.com

Fenway West March 18, 2008 at 12:50 PM  

you mean this: "He hasn't really done anything yet in the big leagues except for a very nice contribution over a short time last year"....ouch

Anonymous,  March 18, 2008 at 6:08 PM  

i'm sorry, but hansen is just too 'pretty'. i have a feeling that while he may have been some sort of college phenom, he isn't going anywhere in the bigs.

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