List of Boston Red Sox alternate training sites: Michael Chavis, prospects Jeter Downs and Jarren Duran headline roster at Worcester
Michael Chavis along with top Red Sox prospects Jeter Downs Jarren Duran and Connor Seabold are on the list of alternate training sites.
The players will train and play intrasquad matches at Polar Park in Worcester in April.
Héctor Rondón, who the Red Sox signed to a minor league contract, is not yet on the roster, but is expected to be added.
Five players from the alternate site are ranked on Baseball America’s Top 30 Red Sox prospects list. Downs is No. 2, Duran is No. 5, Connor Seabold is No. 11, Connor Wong is No. 17 and Jonathan Araúz is No. 23.
Christian Arroyo beat Chavis – who has played 137 major league games over the past two years – for the final spot on the 26-man roster. The full list of the 26 Red Sox opening day players is here.
Michael Gettys also listed alternative sites. He has excellent power and exciting athleticism in center field. The 25-year-old, whom the Padres drafted in the second round in 2014, hit 31 homers, 29 doubles and five triples in 128 games for Triple-A El Paso in 2019. He signed a minor league contract with Boston during the off-season.
Seabold is one of Boston’s best starting throwing depth options along with Stephen Gonsalves, Daniel Gossett, Matt Hall, Kyle Hart and Ryan Weber.
The list of alternative sites:
Pitchers (14): Eduard Bazardo, Seth Blair, Colten Brewer, Raynel Espinal, Stephen Gonsalves, Daniel Gossett, Matt Hall, Kyle Hart, Kevin McCarthy, Kaleb Ort, Connor Seabold, Caleb Simpson, Marcus Walden, Ryan Weber
Seekers (3): Jett Bandy, Chris Herrmann, Connor Wong
Infielders (6): Jonathan Araúz, Michael Chavis, Chad De La Guerra, Jeter Downs, Yairo Muñoz, Josh Ockimey
Voltigeurs (4): Jarren Duran, Michael Gettys, Cesar Puello, Marcus Wilson
Others: The development roster includes pitchers Bobby Poyner and Mike Shawaryn, infielder Jack Lopez and receiver Austin Rei. Two players (Matt Carasiti, Zac Grotz) will start the year on the minor league injured list.
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