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Boston Red Sox minor leaguer David Renfroe retires


Minor league third baseman David Renfroe has announced his retirement, according to the Salem Red Sox announcer Evan Lepler. Renfroe, who just turned 23, spent this past season in Salem.

Over his four year career he batted just .232/.300/.357 with 23 HR and 158 RBI over 1,323 PA. One concern was always the strikeouts, carrying a 3:1 strikeout to walk ratio.

Renfroe had originally been a 3rd Round pick by the team in the 2009 Draft as a shortstop out of South Panoala High School in Mississippi. There hasn’t been much for the Boston Red Sox to be pleased about from that year’s crop of draftees. Right-hander Alex Wilson – who made 26 appearances for Boston in 2013 with a 4.88 ERA, 1.735 WHIP and 4.6 BB/9 over 27.2 IP – is the only player taken that year (2nd Round) by the team who has actually put on a Red Sox uniform.

Boston’s first pick that year was outfielder Reymond Fuentes, who was traded to San Diego as part of the original package of players it took to acquire Adrian Gonzalez. The team then selected first baseman Chris McGuiness in the 13th Round. McGuiness would head to Texas in return for Jarrod Saltalamacchia.

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