The Red Sox cleared some space in their AAA outfield by trading Bubba Bell to Cleveland for cash considerations.
A 39th round draft pick out of Nicholls State in Louisiana in 2005, Bell did well for himself by getting to Triple-A in 2009. He hit .293 last season with six homers and 49 RBIs over 104 games and was Pawtucket’s Player of the Year.
But with Ryan Kalish, Josh Reddick, Daniel Nava and Juan Carlos Linares around, Bell was going to lack for playing time in Pawtucket this season. The Sox are doing Bell a favor by sending him to an organization where he will get a better chance to play and perhaps make the majors. That was not likely in Boston.
In other minor-league news, the Red Sox have been making cuts in recent days according to Sox Prospects web site. Those released include LHP Lenny Dinardo, 3B Jorge Jimenez, OF Bryan Peterson, RHP Ryne Miller and RHP Eric Curtis.