Sean Coyle

Red Sox trim roster to 51 by shifting 6 players to minor leagues

Rob Bradford
March 18, 2015 - 5:39 am

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Red Sox on Wednesday trimmed their big league roster to 51 players by moving a half-dozen to the minor league camp. Infielders Sean Coyle and Travis Shaw were optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket, while first baseman/outfielder Brian LaHair and right-handed pitchers Miguel Celestino, Keith Couch and Noe Ramirez were reassigned to minor league camp. Of the 51 players remaining on the major league roster, 38 are from the 40-man roster and 13 are non-roster invitees. The Red Sox continue Grapefruit League play Wednesday with a game at JetBlue Park against the crosstown rival Twins.