Red Sox add three players to 40-man roster

Red Sox add three players to 40-man roster
November 21, 2013, 10:45 am
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The Red Sox filled a few spots on their 40-man roster, adding outfielder Bryce Brentz and Anthony Ranaudo from Triple-A Pawtucket, and third baseman Garin Cecchini from Double-A Portland, Red Sox GM Ben Cherington announced.

The 40-man roster is now at 39.

Details on all three players from the team's press release:

Brentz, 24, hit .264 (86-for-326) with 16 doubles, one triple, 17 home runs, 56 RBI, 36 runs, and 20 walks in 82 regular-season games for Pawtucket in 2013.  He led the PawSox in home runs and placed second on the club in RBI, total bases (155), and slugging percentage (.475).

The 22-year-old Cecchini split the 2013 season between High-A Salem and Double-A Portland, batting a combined .322 (146-for-454) with 33 doubles, seven triples, seven home runs, 61 RBI, 80 runs, 94 walks, a .443 on-base percentage, and 23 stolen bases in 129 games.  He led all minor leaguers in on-base percentage and topped Red Sox farmhands in average this season.

Ranaudo, 24, spent most of the 2013 season with Double-A Portland where he was named to both the Eastern League’s mid-season and year-end All-Star teams.  He went 8-4 with a 2.95 ERA (36 ER/109.2 IP), 106 strikeouts and 40 walks, and held opponents to a .204 average over 19 starts with the Sea Dogs before an August promotion to Pawtucket.  The right-hander went 3-1 with a 2.97 ERA (10 ER/30.1 IP), 21 strikeouts, and seven walks in six games, including five starts, with the PawSox over the final month of the season and also made two starts for Pawtucket during the International League playoffs.