Sam Travis

Double-A Portland 1B Sam Travis highlights Red Sox' representatives in Arizona Fall League

Ryan Hannable
September 01, 2015 - 1:48 pm

Six members of the Red Sox have been assigned to the Arizona Fall League. They are as follows: first baseman Sam Travis, second baseman Carlos Asuaje, shortstop Tzu-Wei Lin and pitchers Chandler Shepherd, Kyle Martin, and Aaron Wilkerson. They will likely get another infielder and pitcher added before the league begins Oct. 13. Travis has been very impressive this season, which includes being promoted from High-A Salem to Double-A Portland. Between the two teams the Red Sox' second-round pick in last year's draft out of Indiana University has hit .304 with nine home runs and 75 RBIs. Wilkerson is the other name that stands out, as the right-hander is 26 years old and currently with Double-A Portland. He's pitched for Greenville, Salem and Portland this year, both as a starter and a reliever. Between the three teams he's 10-3 with a 3.22 ERA. At age 26, he's not like other prospects where they can be patient, as the peak of his career is nearing. For more Red Sox news, visit