Red Sox Lose Sutton & Hottovy, Add Spoone


The Red Sox organization will say goodbye to two of its minor league players, Drew Sutton and Tommy Hottovy.  Both players were deemed minor league free agents and as such have signed on with other clubs.  Sutton signed with the Atlanta Braves while Hottovy joins the Kansas City Royals.

Sutton, who was a utility type player for the Red Sox appeared in 31 games last season, batting .315, an OBP of .362 and drove in 7 RBI.  He played all over the infield, except first base and also served as a left fielder when the Red Sox were in times of need thanks to injuries.

He would’ve been a guaranteed call up in September this past year, however a dislocated finger hindered that opportunity.

Hottovy is a relief pitcher who never really got it going during his time with the Red Sox organization.  His first big league appearance came at the age of 29 and he only saw 4 innings of work. As Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe points out, Hottovy is from Kansas City, so it’ll be a homecoming for the reliever.

While the Red Sox lose two, they gain one, in the form of right handed pitcher Chorye Spoone.  At 26, Spoone has spent the last seven years in the Orioles minor league system, going 7-6, with a 4.50 ERA in 31 games last season between AAA and AA ball.

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