Red Sox change course, conduct private workout for Yasmany Tomas

Rob Bradford
November 02, 2014 - 11:58 pm

After initially deciding not to conduct a private workout for Yasmany Tomas, the Red Sox ended up partaking in an exclusive viewing of the Cuban outfielder, Sunday. According to a major league source, the workout -- which was held at the Red Sox Academy in the Dominican Republic -- was executed partly out of convenience, with Tomas needing a place in the area to continue his preparation. Following the workout, Tomas' agent, Jay Alou, tweeted out a photo of his client:

The likelihood of the Red Sox becoming of a major player for the 23-year-old still appears slim. There is some concern in the organization regarding Tomas' swing-and-miss totals while playing in Cuba, and the right-handed hitter would seem to offer even more duplication for an already crowded outfield. The Phillies are consistently mentioned as one of the teams most interested in Tomas. Red Sox outfielder Rusney Castillo had high praise for his former Cuban teammate when asked out Tomas' skill-set in September. "He's a really high quality baseball player, and a really good person," Castillo told through translator Adrian Lorenzo prior to the Red Sox' series finale against the Pirates. "He's got a ton of power. For his physique, he actually moves pretty well. He's pretty quick for a big guy." For more on Castillo's analysis of Tomas, click here.