Anonymous asked: No I'm talking about when Midds comes back. Both Roberts and Herrera couldn't be on the roster then, roster crunch. Although Roberts also plays the OF so he could take Carp's spot on the roster.
I imagine Roberts will be DFA’d when Midds comes back.
Anonymous asked: The not losing any more ground thing makes sense. Just odd that Roberts was signed to a MLB deal and they have to move the 40 man roster around to accommodate him. Roberts can play 2b (but the Sox don't need that) and he can't play SS so he's not a utility guy per se.
Well Wright is supposed to be out until May so there is a chance he could be moved to the 60 day DL. We don’t really need a back up SS because that is what Herrera is. Roberts is strictly here to play 3B, I’m fairly certainly, though he has had some major league time in LF as well.
Anonymous asked: Think this means Middlebrooks is in worse shape than they are letting on?
I’m not so sure it is that. It is easy to first think that. Maybe he will take a little longer than the 15 days. It is a clear upgrade over Holt or Snyder, which are the other options. With the start the Sox have had maybe they don’t want to risk losing more ground.
Red Sox sign INF Ryan Roberts.
Interesting news a day after Red Sox place third baseman Will Middlebrooks on the 15-day DL with a grade 1 calf strain. Roberts presents himself as a platoon player with Herrera at third.
Herrera va RHP .272/.336/.331
Roberts vs LHP .305/.345/.500