Spring Training '19

Red Sox begin shaping roster with first round of cuts

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FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Following the only scheduled off-day of the spring, the Red Sox made their initial cuts, trimming 11 players and reducing the number of players in camp to 47.

Four players were optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket: INF Michael Chavis; LHP Josh Taylor; RHP Travis Lakins; RHP Chandler Shepherd.

RHP Denyi Reyes was optioned to Double-A Portland.

Six players were re-assigned to minor league camp: C Austin Rei; OF Rusney Castillo; INF Tony Renda; 1B Josh Ockimey; RHP Carson Smith; and RHP Mike Shawaryn.

Most, of course, were not surprises, but a few made an impression.