Mar 31, 2015; Port Charlotte, FL, USA; Boston Red Sox center fielderQuintin Berry
(52) sits in the dugout against the Tampa Bay Rays at Charlotte Sports Park. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Quintin Berry is perfect in steals – a 25 for 25 in the majors shows that Berry can run. But can Berry hit?
The 30-year-old outfielder has a .266 average in 117 games with Boston, Baltimore and Detroit. In Berry’s extensive minor league career, he is hitting .260 with very little power and a very good glove.
Berry can run and Berry can field. This is pure late season call-up for a club looking for a pinch runner and a late inning defensive replacement and Berry can do that rather well. Just don’t let him pitch.
In a game earlier in the season the PawSox were forced to go to a position player for mound duties and Berry got the call. Berry went 0.2 innings and didn’t allow a hit, but walked five – including the winning run – and hit a batter.