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Red Sox extend Spring Training invites to 10 players, including Gorkys Hernandez

Alex Reimer
January 03, 2019 - 3:55 pm

The Red Sox, much like most other teams in baseball, have not made any big splashes this offseason. They have, however, started to fill out their Spring Training depth chart.

The defending World Series champions added Thursday 10 non-roster invitees to the their squad in Fort Myers: catchers Juan Centeno and óscar Hernández; outfielder Gorkys Hernández; infielder Tony Renda; and pitchers Zach Putnam, Erasmo Ramírez, Carson Smith, Josh Smith, Domingo Tapia, and Ryan Weber.

Carson Smith was with the team last year, appearing in 18 games before suffering a subluxation of his right shoulder when he threw his glove in the dugout following an ugly outing. He was acquired from the Mariners in exchange for Wade Miley in 2016.

Besides Smith, the other notable names on the list are hurlers Erasmo Ramirez and Ryan Weber and outfielder Gorkys Hernandez. Weber and Ramirez both have big league experience, whereas Hernandez is regarded as an above average defensive outfielder.

Earlier this offseason, it was rumored the Red Sox were thinking about shopping Jackie Bradley Jr. to prevent them from surpassing the luxury tax. Hernandez played in 142 games for the Giants last season and hit 15 home runs with a .676 OPS. 

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