Feb 19, 2014; Mesa, AZ, USA; Chicago Cubs infielder Ryan Roberts (4) throws to first base during a workout at Cubs Park. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Red Sox designate Ryan Roberts for assignment


The World Series champions Boston Red Sox (7-9) are currently tied at the bottom of the American League East standings with the Tampa Bay Rays. But fear not Sox Nation, this team has plenty of time to turn it around.

Now with ‘Big Papi’ David Ortiz out of the lineup today for the Red Sox, the franchise made a roster move that involves someone who they just signed 11 days ago. According to Alex Speier on Twitter, the Red Sox designated infielder Ryan Roberts for assignment.

Roberts was picked up by the Chicago Cubs back on December 13, where both sides were able to come to an agreement on a Minor League deal. He would be invited to Spring Training with the Cubbies but would be released on March 27. With Will Middlebrooks added to the 15-day disabled list, the Sox were looking to add a little bit of infield depth, which opened up an opportunity for Roberts.

But at least he made a decent amount of money within that small time frame.

So with another door closing on Roberts yet again, Brock Holt was called up to take his active roster spot. Holt, 25, is a former ninth round draft pick by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2009, where he was signed by the Bucs shortly after.

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