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Michael Chavis makes great first impression with PawSox

Rob Bradford
August 25, 2018 - 9:40 am

Michael Chavis is making a pretty good push to be considered the top position prospect in the Red Sox system.

After a successful return from his PED suspension (which concluded in early July) -- hitting .303 with six homers in 33 games with Double-A Portland -- the first/third baseman immediately made his mark with Triple-A Pawtucket.

In his debut with the PawSox, the righty hitter claimed three hits against Buffalo, including a two-run homer. Chavis got the start at third base.

In 126 games last season Chavis managed 31 homers and a .910 OPS.

Unfortunately for the PawSox, not all news was good coming out of Buffalo, with highly-regarded pitching prospect Mike Shawaryn turning in his worst outing of the season. After serving as a reliever in his previous outing, the 23-year-old righty allowed six runs on 10 hits in his fourth Triple-A start.

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