The Boston Red Sox have announced 22 other unregistered guests at the big league spring training camp, including top prospects Triston Casas, Jarren Duran, Jeter Downs, Thad Ward and 2020 first-round pick Nick Yorke.
Josh Winckowski, right-handed pitcher which Boston acquired Wednesday in the trade of Andrew Benintendi, received an invitation. Righty too Frank German, Boston’s hope for Yankees’ Adam Ottavino in January.
In all, Boston has invited 30 non-roster players to camp.
Casas, Downs, Duran, Yorke, and Ward are all among the top 10 organizational prospects.
Baseball America has Casas, a 21-year-old power-hitting first baseman, ranked No.47 on his Top 100 list. He ranked Downs, the Mookie Betts trade’s top prospect, No.71.
The Red Sox will hold their first practice for pitchers and receivers on February 18. The first full practice will take place at the JetBlue Park complex on February 22.
Boston’s first spring training game is scheduled for Feb. 28 against the Twins across town at Hammond Field.
Spring practice games at JetBlue Park will be at approximately 24% capacity. No fan will be allowed to attend backfield practice due to COVID-19. In previous years, fans could attend training for free.
Spring practice games have been regionalized to limit travel across Florida. Boston will only play against the Twins, Braves, Orioles, Pirates and Rays
Pitchers (17): Seth Blair, Matt Carasiti, Raynel Espinal, Durbin Feltman, Frank German, Stephen Gonsalves, Daniel Gossett, Zac Grotz, Matt Hall, Kyle Hart, Kevin McCarthy, Kaleb Ort, Andrew Politi, Caleb Simpson, Thad Ward, Ryan Weber, Josh Winckowski
Catchers (4): Roldani Baldwin, Kole Cottam, Chris Herrmann, Austin Rei
Infielders (5): Triston Casas, Chad De La Guerra, Jeter Downs, Josh Ockimey, Nick Yorke
Voltigeurs (4): Jarren Duran, Michael Gettys, Yairo Muñoz, César Puello