ORLANDO, Fla. — It has been a quiet day so far at the General Managers Meetings outside of the Phillies giving Marlon Byrd a two-year deal worth $16 million.
If Marlon Byrd is worth that much, imagine what Jacoby Ellsbury will get.
The Manager of the Year will be announced later in the day, and we’ll be chatting with Ben Cherington as well. Check back later.
And now, a few Red Sox prospect notes for you:
• Double A first baseman Travis Shaw was named the Arizona Fall League Player of the Week.
Shaw was 7 of 13 with two doubles, a home run, two RBIs, and five walks for Surprise last week. Shaw is hitting .352/.446/.722 in 54 at-bats in the AFL. He has five home runs and 17 RBIs over 15 games.
Shaw, 23, is coming off a disappointing season in Portland that saw him hit .221 with a .736 OPS. He struck out 117 times in 444 at-bats but did draw 78 walks.
Shaw is the son of former major league pitcher Jeff Shaw, a former teammate of John Farrell’s with the Indians.
• As Shaw bounces back in Arizona, Allen Webster is struggling mightily in the Dominican Republic.
The righthander had made three starts for Escogido and his line is ugly: 12 IP, 13 H, 8 ER, 6 BB, 7 K.
Webster was very impressive in spring training before an erratic 22 starts with Triple A Pawtucket (8-4, 3.60). In eight appearances with the Red Sox (seven starts), Webster had a 8.60 ERA and walked 18 over 30.1 innings.
• Righthanded reliever Chris Martin also is with Escogido as their closer. In seven appearances he has thrown seven shutout innings, allowing only one hit. Martin has struck out eight without a walk, too.
Martin was signed by the Red Sox before the 2011 season out of an independent league. The 27-year-old started in Class A ball in 2011 and finished last season with Pawtucket.