September 1: Nobody new (yet)

The MLB roster expansion has occurred, yet the Red Sox roster has not expanded by even one player. This is because Triple-A Pawtucket is very much in the hunt for the International League Governor’s Cup, and the management doesn’t want to cripple them in a critical playoff run unnecessarily. The PawSox won a franchise-record 85 games this season, and the front office likes to see young players perform under playoff pressure. Once Pawtucket’s season ends (the earliest that could happen is September 5th, if the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees happen to sweep them), you’re likely to see a few familiar faces that flashed through the bigs this season.

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