The Red Sox will call up infielder Brandon Phillips and third baseman Rafael Devers from Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe was among those to report. The team will need to add Phillips to its 40-man roster before promoting him. It currently has one open spot.
Although Phillips has been a quality major leaguer for most of his career, the longtime Red was unable to land a contract in the offseason, thanks in part to his age (37). Phillips finally inked a minor league deal with Boston toward the end of June, and he’s now in line to appear in the majors for the 17th season in a row.
Phillips was superb as a member of Pawtucket, with which he hit .302/.348/.477 in 161 plate appearances to earn a September call-up. He’ll provide second and third base depth for Boston – which, despite its overall dominance this year, hasn’t gotten great production from either position. Devers is partially to blame for that, having slashed just .242/.298/.422 with under 1.0 fWAR in 423 PAs. The promising 21-year-old has also been on the DL on multiple occasions because of hamstring troubles. Consequently, he hasn’t suited up for the Red Sox since Aug. 15.
They need to create a spot and call up Travis lakins, not the finished Brandon Phillips.
I couldn’t disagree more
Why is Phillips finished? His numbers through last season are pretty much the same they’ve been his entire career. He’s had almost no deterioration. Maybe his defense, but not offensively. And last I checked that’s the only thing they care about in this league anyway.
It’ll be good to see Phillips back in the bigs.
Brandon Phillips is a class act. Nice to see him get a shot at winning!
Know him personally?
If you have any awareness of baseball you’d know he’s a class act
Really? All I remember of him is being an attitude problem on the Reds. Please shed some more light on this, as I’d love to change my opinion of him
All these fantasy baseball GMs know who all the “great guys” are in this business…
Not much demand in the bigs for Moms basement dwelling GMs
Bunch of rude dum ass Boston people here
Not from Boston but it speaks volumes that you spelled dumb wrong.
Why the Red Sox didn’t pursue Donaldson is beyond me.
They did pursue him, they just didn’t get him…
He just got put on the 10 game DL. Looks like a bad trade for Cleveland for me
He had to be healthy to be put on waivers. He’s on a rehab assignment. It’s a move not intended for this exact moment. Plus they traded a soon to be 27 rp with a major injury. Looks like a bad move if you don’t quite get the whole picture.
This is a great PR move with MLB Vets. Phillips gets in a few Sept games and even if he is not on the playoff roster they give him a chance at a ring. Next Feb, when the Sox are looking for MLB vets to sign MiLB contracts the Vets will remember this class move by DD.
Does he get a playoff share ? Watch Boston’s record now …
Probably not. But even Brandon Puffer got a ring in 2013. Phillips has $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ but no ring.
Correction — Puffer was on the Sox roster for one game in 2004. He never threw a pitch but got a ring. Owners decide who gets a ring. The players vote on the shares. Teams do not have to give rings or shares to every player but the the Sox for PR reasons tend to be liberal with both.
Well, that and it had been 86 friggin years so it made sense turn over every rock and give a ring to absolutely everyone who helped get us there 🙂
Partial playoff shares I believe are voted on by those players who were on the MLB roster the full season. Phillips is injury depth. Remember last year’s playoffs when Pedroia, Nunez and Holt were all injured?
“Superb” is a very extreme and overblown way to describe someone hitting .825 OPS at Triple A.
Cora needs to apologize to both Red Sox nation and the City of Philadelphia for starting a non competitive team today. Everyone hates when teams tank for the 1st draft pick or because it’s the last game of the season they sit their starters, this is NO DIFFERENT!! He embarrassed our team, our city and all our fans by not trying to win today. We didn’t sit our starters against Philadelphia why should we give a game to Atlanta and hurt Philly’s chances of winning the division. If Philly finishes 1 game back we can all point to this game as a reason for it. Cora should be suspended for his non competitive actions. The Mayor of Philadelphia should be on the phone right now with the Boston Mayor with a formal complaint. Today’s actions go against EVERYTHING we teach kids about competition!! Cora needs to go back to being a coach, he’s a horrible manager!!!
The late rally is a perfect example how luck or skill can offset the stupidity of a manager!! Why not start your starters get a big lead then put in your back-ups. We had 2 days off in the last week, why did our starters need a rest? Nobody in their right mind would translate a day off today to an additional hit in the post season. Today was nothing more than Cora trying to tank a game and being so bad at his job that his great team didn’t allow it or at least did their best to not allow it, the game isn’t over yet.
Cora chose Workman to protect the tie, another example of him not knowing how to manage! This game counts, use your best guy to protect the lead and get it to Kimbrel. That should be a no brainer. Cora is not fit to be a manager. He doesn’t understand how to set a line-up, manage a pitching staff or rest his players. I’ve been harping on this all year and they still are on record pace. Just think what they might have done if he knew what he was doing!! Two off days in the last week and he’s sitting his two best players. Ridiculous.
9th inning and JD is on the bench while Swihart playing RF gets to bat after going 1 for 4 today. He popped out. Great move Cora!! He simply has no clue! He has a guy who is barely on the team bat in the 9th rather than one of their two MVP candidates!! Completely clueless and once again his team bails him out with a home run by Phillips!! He must have a four leaf clover in his pocket to be this lucky.
The Red Sox are now in a position to win a game that they had no business winning because of Cora’s mistakes and yet their talent once again supercedes Cora’s mistakes!!. Cora will get credit for this win even though he did EVERYTHING wrong. He still has a chance to screw it up with his next pitching selection!! Stand-by this one isn’t over yet!!
Kimbrel makes it interesting but the best team in baseball prevails despite their ridiculously bad manager!!
Are you done?
Kd17 ….. shut up and get off your mommas couch and get a job, also quit doing crack
The way you ramble on just shows everyone how stupid you are…. and the lack of baseball knowledge you have. So as I said shut up