Red Sox Minor League Roundup: AA Portland Sea Dogs Struggle

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Jun 1, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; A general view of Fenway Park during the eighth inning of the game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bays Rays. The Boston Red Sox won 4-0. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Injuries and Roster Moves

Jantzen Witte, a first base prospect was lost for this season this week, sustaining a broken wrist on a hit by pitch. Witte, a TCU product, was slashing .283/.363/.414 with two homers on the season. The righty hitter is in his third professional season in which he is playing about 40 percent of his games at third base. Witte earned the promotion to AA this season after 93 RBI in 130 games with an .879 OPS at A and High A ball last season.

A potential major league outfield option, Blake Tekotte, was lost for the season when he broke his kneecap in early June after fouling a ball off of it. Tekotte, who has seen major league time with the Padres and White Sox, was posting a .275/.364/.411 hitting line when he was injured.

The Sea Dogs best player this season, 22 year old Marco Hernandez was promoted to AAA Pawtucket last week after scorching the Eastern League for Portland to a .326/.349/.482 batting line. The Dominican shortstop has continued to hit early on at Pawtucket, going six for 16 with a double and homer in his first four games there. Hernandez was the player to be named later that was sent to the Red Sox in December to complete the Felix Doubront trade that occurred last July 30