FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Red Sox today reassigned pitchers Chris Carpenter, Terry Doyle, Chris Hernandez and Oscar Villarreal to minor league camp.
With the moves, the Red Sox now have 42 players in big league camp. That group includes one player on the disabled list (Ryan Kalish) and five other injured players (Stephen Drew, Craig Breslow, Mitch Maier, Franklin Morales, and David Ortiz) who are not expected to be ready by the start of the season.
Carpenter appeared in seven games as a reliever, posting a 4.32 ERA over 8 1/3 innings. Doyle, a Rhode Island resident and former Boston College player, had a 3.86 ERA over six appearances and 14 innings.
Hernandez had a 3.97 ERA in five games. The 24-year-old lefthander will probably have a spot in the rotation at Triple A Pawtucket.
Villareal, a righthanded reliever with major league experience, appeared in only four games because of a stint with Mexico in the World Baseball Classic.