Red Sox Sign Ryan Shealy

The Red Sox signed Ryan Shealy to a minor league deal, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (via Twitter). The Rays granted Shealy his release yesterday after he exercised a June 15th opt-out clause in his contract.

Shealy, 30, last played in the majors in 2008, but was hitting well at Triple A this year. He had ten homers to go along with a .238/.354/.512 line. Rosenthal suggests (via Twitter) that Shealy, a right-handed hitting first baseman, could provide the Red Sox with depth in case they trade Mike Lowell. Shealy's career .271/.335/.429 line shows that he can hit major league pitching.


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17 Comments on "Red Sox Sign Ryan Shealy"


04Forever
5 years 2 months ago

epic win
epic sarcasm

philpbarnes
5 years 2 months ago

Minor league depth. Fine with me.

elclashcombo
5 years 2 months ago

Wonder if this underscores a Lowell trade already on the table?

bigpat
5 years 2 months ago

That was quick.

5 years 2 months ago

It’s for organizational depth. It’s good to have experienced players in the minor league system to mentor the young kids. Plus, if they get rid of Lowell, it gives them a back up plan if Youk or Beltre get injured. I hope we don’t have to see Shealy in a Sox uniform on the Major League level, but it’s a solid acquisition.

ReverendBlack
5 years 2 months ago

Why not

jwredsox
5 years 2 months ago

watch out yankees and rays!!

5 years 2 months ago

Is anyone really surprised by this? I saw it coming a mile away…. seems like a solid yet unspectacular acquisition.

5 years 2 months ago

Good move for the Sox, little to no downside.

johnsilver
5 years 2 months ago

Except it takes up yet another roster spot at AAA with a ex-MLB/AAAA discard to add with Hulet, Gil Velazqeuz, Gustavo Molino, Angel Sanchez just among position players. They already had Bates and Lars Anderson as 1B, so someone is going to lose AB’s now.

Other than Anderson, Kalish, Manuel, (soon to be again Dustin Richardson), Bowden, Reddick, Wagner and Friday’s starter vs the LAD Felix Doubrant, nearly all the rest of this team should be in the Independent league..

5 years 2 months ago

Perhaps the Sox braintrust knows more about all those players you mentioned than you do, and that’s what lead them to sign Shealy? Just because a fan knows the names of their favorite teams minor leaguers doesn’t mean those minor leaguers are going to turn into stud MLB players. Remember, Shealy is a pretty good hitter in his own right. My guess is that Shealy has and will contribute more in the majors than most of those you mentioned and I only recognize a few of them.

jwredsox
5 years 2 months ago

Plus I’m sure the Red Sox signed this guy knowing where they were going to play him and who they were going to sit. No question in my mind it was an impulse buy to get Ray freakin Shealy

Otis26
5 years 2 months ago

As long as you don’t count on him to do anything it’s a great move.

JDortmunder
5 years 2 months ago

NM

JDortmunder
5 years 2 months ago

There may be some bad-contracts available soon. And I’m not just thinking Fukudome.

CaptainCharisma
5 years 2 months ago

Wasn’t Shealy a decent prospect at one time, with the reasoning for him being stuck in AAA due to being behind Todd Helton?He hasn’t had much of a chance, and he certainly won’t unless Ortiz, Lowell, or Youkilis go down, but stop crapping on the signing, guys. He’s a serviceable replacement if someone or something goes down.

Fangaffes
5 years 2 months ago

Good move, given that Lars Anderson has totally soiled the sheets.