Pawtucket Red Sox Place Blake Swihart On DL, Activate Rusney Castillo
On Wednesday, the Pawtucket Red Sox made a flurry of moves, one of them was to set-up a rehab assignment for a Boston Red Sox infielder.
Brock Holt who has had several rehab attempts shut down due to vertigo symptoms is now giving it another go. With Pawtucket’s third base being platooned by Pablo Sandoval and Jhonny Peralta the PawSox transferred Brock Holt’s rehab to Portland. This move made it so Holt can play third base for the Sea Dogs.
Holt was placed on the 10-day Dl on April 21st and then he was transferred to the 60-day DL on June 24th. Holt has appeared in 17 games at the minor league level this season in an effort to rehab. Every rehab attempt he has made has resulted in him getting shut down with vertigo symptoms.
Pawtucket reinstated center fielder Rusney Castillo to take Holt’s roster spot. Castillo has been out on the DL with a right groin pull. Castillo has played well for the PawSox this season batting .311 in 238 at-bats with 9 home runs and 28 RBIs.
Despite Castillo coming off the DL, there is a player going on the DL on Wednesday.
Catcher Blake Swihart was also placed on 7-day DL (left ankle inflammation) and Pawtucket in exchange reinstated catcher Tim Roberson from the DL. Swihart has played in 41 games for Pawtucket this season and was batting,213 in 150 at-bats with 3 home runs and 20 RBIs.
Roberson has only played in 8 games for the PawSox this season and is batting .207 in 28 at-bats.