Red Sox Designate Nate Spears For Assignment

The Red Sox announced that they designated Nate Spears for assignment to create 40-man roster space for Joey Gathright and Trever Miller. They transferred J.D. Drew to the 60-day disabled list in a corresponding move.

Spears, 26, appeared in three games for the Red Sox this season, but spent most of the season at Triple-A. He posted a .248/.355/.397 line at Pawtucket, where he played all four infield positions and both corner outfield positions. The Orioles selected the left-handed hitter in the fifth round of the 2003 draft.


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5 Comments on "Red Sox Designate Nate Spears For Assignment"


bosox7
3 years 10 months ago

I love Gathright. Special pinch runner here we come.

3 years 10 months ago

I wouldn’t be shocked if someone signs Spears. He’s not awesome or anything, but he’s worth a spot on an expanded roster, and he has all of his options left. I could see a team like Arizona picking him up for some extra infield depth.

3 years 10 months ago

Theo: Is luis esposito here???  Luis Espostio says yes so quietly that no one else hears.  Theo:oh I guess he already got outrighted, ok nate spears you are outta here

johnsilver
3 years 10 months ago

Drew they could have already DFA’d anyway. he is not going to be back next year with his contract expiring and even if he was able to play, not better than reddick has been from the LH side.

randomkeys
3 years 10 months ago

Why DFA him? How does that benefit anyone any more than the 60-day DL? At least with the DL he’s still part of the company.