Red Sox infielder Marco Hernandez

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Red Sox Farm Report: Marco Hernandez sees first game action since 2017

Nick Friar
April 22, 2019 - 7:16 am

Prior to the weekend, Red Sox infielder Marco Hernandez had been sidelined for nearly two seasons, playing his last game at the Major League level on May 3, 2017. Three shoulder surgeries later and he’s finally back on the field, rehabbing with Class A Advanced Salem.

In his first appearance on Saturday, Hernandez went 1-for-4. He also turned a double play, fielded one groundout and committed a fielding error. He was the designated hitter on Sunday and finished 0-for-3.

Hernandez played in 61 games with the big league club between 2016 (40 games) and 2017 (21) before his series of shoulder surgeries. In that time, he batted .284 with four doubles and a home run.

Unfortunately for Hernandez, the organization has gone through quite a few changes since he last played. With the way things look in the infield, he will have a hard time earning any playing time at the big league level.


Shawaryn steady for PawSox

Right-handed starting pitcher Mike Shawaryn made his fourth start of the season for Triple-A Pawtucket on Sunday, surrendering three runs over five innings of work. Although it wasn’t his best start, the 24-year-old still maintains a sub-4.00 ERA (3.63).

He has worked through five innings in each of his outings. In his two starts prior to Sunday, Shawaryn went a combined 12 innings, surrendering three runs on 12 hits and two walks while striking out 13. The 2016 fifth-round draft pick is currently ranked No. 13 among prospects in the Red Sox farm system by, sixth among pitchers.