Lars arrives; Reddick returns
After a thoroughly depressing weekend, things livened up a little at Fenway today as Lars Anderson was called up and made his Major League debut.
Assuming the Red Sox don’t climb back into contention, following Anderson’s development will be one of the fascinating aspects of the season.
There is a lot to like about the big lefty hitter. The question is this: How much power will he grow into? Anderson has taken leaps and bounds this year, particularly on the defensive side of the ball.
Josh Reddick also re-appeared today for the fourth time this season. Reddick had a blazing-hot second half down the stretch for Pawtucket.
How much playing time Reddick and Anderson get will be dictated mainly by what happens in the standings. Translation: If the Red Sox don’t sweep the Rays, you are going to see a lot of both those guys going forward.