Red Sox offseason overview - with the Boston Globe's Gordon Edes
Hinske debuted with the Sox with a three-double game against the Yankees, then promptly went into a 1 for 21 slump. He has the classic numbers of a platoon player: .293/.369/.528 against righties, a .167 average against lefties, with 12 of his 13 home runs coming against right-handers. Sox are on the hook for half of Hinske’s $5.6 million salary next season, the other half being picked up by Toronto, so unless they move him, it would appear that he will be splitting time with Pena.
Eric Hinske and Pena
Hinske debuted with the Sox with a three-double game against the Yankees, then promptly went into a 1 for 21 slump. He has the classic numbers of a platoon player: .293/.369/.528 against righties, a .167 average against lefties, with 12 of his 13 home runs coming against right-handers. Sox are on the hook for half of Hinske’s $5.6 million salary next season, the other half being picked up by Toronto, so unless they move him, it would appear that he will be splitting time with Pena.
(Globe Staff Photo / Barry Chin)