Sox Put Ross on 60-day DL, Snyder Called Up, Middlebrooks Sent Down

Ken Bell

Red Sox news release…


The Boston Red Sox today selected infielder Brandon Snyder to the
active major league roster from Triple-A Pawtucket.  To make room for
Snyder on the 40-man roster, catcher David Ross was transferred to the
60-day disabled list, and to make room on the 25-man roster, third
baseman Will Middlebrooks was optioned to Pawtucket.


Executive Vice President/General Manager Ben Cherington made the announcement.


Snyder, 26, signed with the Red Sox as a minor league free agent on March 31 and
has hit .267 (63-for-236) with 16 doubles, one triple, 10 home runs, 37
RBI, 36 runs, and 20 walks in 63 games for the PawSox this season.  He
leads Pawtucket in runs and doubles, and is second on the club in RBI
and home runs while making 40 appearances at first base and 22 at third
base.  Selected by Baltimore in the first round (13th
overall) of the 2005 June draft, Snyder owns a .276 career average
(27-for-98) with five doubles, three home runs, 13 RBI, 14 runs, and six
walks in 56 major league games over parts of three seasons with the
Orioles (2010-11) and Rangers (2012).  He has appeared at first base (26
games/17 starts), third base (7 games/1 start), left field (5 games/1
start), right field (5 games/3 starts), and catcher (1 game) at the
major league level.  Snyder will be active for tonight's game against
the Rockies at Fenway Park, wearing No. 23.


36, was placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list after the
first game of the Red Sox doubleheader on June 18.  He was also on the
seven-day concussion DL from May 12-24.  In 23 games for the Red Sox
this season, he has hit .185 (12-for-65) with two doubles, four home
runs and six RBI.


24-year-old Middlebrooks has hit .192 (39-for-203) with 13 doubles,
nine home runs, 25 RBI, and 19 runs in 53 games for Boston in 2013.  He
missed 16 games while on the disabled list with a low back strain from
May 24-June 9 and batted .294 (5-for-17) with two home runs, six RBI,
three runs, and four walks over a five-game rehab assignment with
Pawtucket from June 4-9.