The Boston Red Sox minors received more shake-ups as Michael Chavis was promoted to Triple-A. Tearing through the minors, could he see the Majors this year?
There are quite a few returns coming in the near future for the Boston Red Sox. Christian Vazquez and Eduardo Rodriguez were actually battery-mates during a rehab assignment together on Monday. There’s optimism surrounding Chris Sale, and both Steven Wright and Rafael Devers are on rehab assignments as well.
Last week I also talked about Chandler Shepherd possibly making his MLB debut and joining the cavalry to help the Red Sox. Another name has jumped into the mix though, as Michael Chavis was promoted to Triple-A.
The call-up came after Chavis slashed .303/.388/.508 in 33 games for the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs. He had seven doubles and six home runs in that time while driving in 17 runs and scoring 23 more.
The 23-year-old has been absolutely fantastic this season and could bring a lot of value to the Red Sox in September. Chavis has played a little first base, but his main position is third base. That’s a spot that’s been tough of Boston this year.
A call-up to the Majors isn’t definite, but now that he’s in Triple-A it’s much more realistic.
Right now, there really aren’t any prospects in the Majors. September arrives on Saturday though and with it 40-man rosters. The Red Sox will be able to bring in a lot of minor league talent to help them down the stretch and keep their players fresh. Now the question seems to be if there will be any “surprises” like Chavis.