BRADENTON, Fla. -- Cuts are coming -- and soon.
The Red Sox still have 53 players in camp, which is a high number this deep into spring training.
"We've got to get a little smaller group here,'' said manager Bobby Valentine. "When you're talking to big groups and working with big groups, it's real hard to get everyone's attention. And now we're getting into the details, rather than generalities.''
Top Red Sox prospect Yoan Moncada has left the Arizona Fall League because of a sprained left thumb he sustained in a game there last week.
Moncada will not participate in baseball activities for two weeks but the team said in a statement he is expected to be ready for spring training.
The switch-hitting Moncada, 21, had a slash line of .292/.370/.458, with a homer and three RBI, in six games for Surprise in the AFL.
The Cuban infielder, who signed with the Red Sox in February 2015, was called up in September but didn’t play after Sept. 12 following strikeouts in nine consecutive plate appearances.
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