2 Red Sox players moving up the depth chart, moving 2 down

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Red Sox depth chart: Triston Casas is moving down with early struggles

Triston Casas has had such a painfully bad beginning to the year that the Red Sox are already pairing him with Bobby Dalbec in a platoon at first base. His job hasn’t been completely taken away from him but the starts against left-handed pitchers should minimize.

Casas goes into Monday’s action batting .133/.200/.311 with a pair of home runs and 16 strikeouts in 15 games played. Left-handed pitchers haven’t been his issue as 3 of his 6 hits came against southpaws. It has just been an overall struggle for him at the dish this season.

It’s gravely disappointing because the Red Sox did seem to put a ton of faith in Casas being their guy. First base isn’t a position a team can afford to get such little production from on offense. Something has to give. Either Casas must start hitting or face demotion.

Until then, Casas moves down the depth chart away from being one of the key pieces of the offense. He’s already an afterthought in most lineups. He hasn’t struck the kind of fear in pitchers we all hoped he could at this point.

Patience is running thin. If this is the best offense the Red Sox farm has to offer, this team is going to be in even more trouble in the coming years.