Red Sox release 22 minor-leaguers, including Nick Lovullo

Rob Bradford
May 29, 2020 - 12:43 pm
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The Red Sox have released 22 minor-leaguers.

Per a team source, the team has cut ties with the following minor-leaguers:

Pitchers (10): Matthew Gorst (RHP), Alex Demchak (LHP), Dylan Thompson (RHP), Robbie Baker (RHP), Chris Machamer (RHP), Connor Berry (RHP), Eddie Jimenez (RHP), Kelvin Sanchez (LHP), Zach Schneider (RHP), and Mason Duke (RHP)

Catchers (3): Joe DeCarlo, Samuel Miranda, and Breiner Licona

Infielders (5): Nick Lovullo, Juremi Profar, Korby Batesole, Andre Colon, and Nilo Rijo

Outfielders (4): Edgar Corcino, Keith Curcio, Trenton Kemp, and Marino Campana

Some names that might sound familiar ...

Lovullo: The son of Arizona manager Torey Lovullo is an infielder who reached Triple-A last season after having been selected in the 20th round of the 2016 draft.

Profar: The younger brother of major-leaguer Jurickson Profar was signed as a minor-league free agent last offseason.

Gorst: A 12th-round pick in 2015 spent chunks of the last two seasons as a reliever for Triple-A Pawtucket.

(It should be noted that many of the names on the list may have been cuts at the end of spring training, but due to the mid-March postponement of the exhibition season were kept until Friday. As Baseball America's J.J. Cooper points out, last year the Red Sox released 15 minor-leaguers between March and May.)