3 Red Sox players who won't be on the roster by June 1
3) Red Sox infielder Pablo Reyes will not be on the roster past June 1
Barring an unexpected turn of events, Christian Arroyo is likely to return during Boston's west coast trip. Arroyo is out of options and is not going to be DFA'd, which means the Red Sox have to make a move with their crop of position players.
Boston really has two options when Arroyo returns. One option is sending down Enmanuel Valdez who has options. The second option would be to DFA Pablo Reyes. While it's the harder choice, Reyes is the one who should go.
Valdez has earned a spot with the Red Sox thanks to his outstanding play. He's slashing .293/.349/.517 with three home runs and ten RBI through his first 20 games in the Major Leagues.
Like Valdez, Reyes has looked good in his stint with Boston. He has eight hits in 23 at-bats including four doubles while striking out just four times. Anytime someone has the same amount of doubles as strikeouts that's usually extremely encouraging, but we must remember, it's been 23 at-bats.
Arroyo's role is mostly as a platoon guy against left-handed pitching. While Reyes has had three starts against both righties and lefties, his main role is taking Valdez's spot against lefties. Arroyo has been in this role for years for the Red Sox while Reyes has bounced around from team to team.
Is it possible Reyes gets claimed off of waivers if he does get DFA'd? Absolutely. Is it a big deal if he is? Absolutely not. Boston has plenty of guys they can promote from the minors if they need more depth like Bobby Dalbec and even Nico Goodrum if more versatility is needed.
I've liked what Reyes has done for the Sox in his short time here. Frankly I didn't know if I'd like another Pablo in a Red Sox uniform after the Pablo Sandoval experience. When looking at this closely, I just don't see another move that there is to make.