40-man roster spot holder Sean Coyle maybe be in line for a demotion. The second baseman is now 0-for-15 in May and 1-for-30 in his last ten games. His slash line is an embarrassing .121/.194/.227 in 66 at-bats this season.
Blake Swihart is struggling in his return to the minors. He is posting just a .217/.302/.289 batting line in 83 at-bats at AAA. If he isn’t hitting in Triple-A, it won’t matter much if he can play left field. With the way the Red Sox offense is firing on all cylinders, his performance would have to be incredible to break back into the majors anyway.
Marco Hernandez has had two stints so far in the majors this year totaling seven days. He is just two for his last 15 over his last four games, cooling off after a 10-for-19 stretch when he returned to Pawtucket on May 2 after his last Boston stint. The shortstop is slashing .326/.376/.442 in 86 at-bats with five doubles, a triple, a homer, and eight RBI for Pawtucket.
William Cuevas was another Red Sox who had a brief stay in the bigs this year, all of two days. Those numbers aren’t as important as what he is doing in Pawtucket this year, which is continuing to pitch well. Over his last two starts, Cuevas has thrown 13 innings while allowing three runs on seven hits. For the season, Cuevas has a 4-1 record with a 3.13 ERA, allowing just a .190 batting average while walking 15 and striking out 24 in 31.2 innings.
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