FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Red Sox have invited 19 players to spring training. Here’s the breakdown:
Pitchers: RHP Pedro Beato, RHP Chris Carpenter, RHP Anthony Carter, RHP Jose De La Torre, RHP Terry Doyle, LHP Chris Hernandez, RHP Oscar Villarreal.
Infielders: Xander Bogaerts, Jonathan Diaz, Mark Hamilton (also OF), Justin Henry, Deven Marrero, Lyle Overbay, Drew Sutton,
Outfielders: Jackie Bradley, Jeremy Hazelbaker, Juan Carlos Linares, Mitch Maier, Ryan Sweeney.
Of note: Bogaerts, Bradley, Bradley and Marrero are among the team’s top 10 prospects. … Beato, Carpenter and Sweeney were all with the Sox last season. … Sutton was with the Sox in 2011. … A bit of a surprise that OF Bryce Brentz wasn’t invited to camp. … De La Torre will play for Puerto Rico in the WBC. … The Sox will have 59 players in camp including OF Ryan Kalish, who is recovering from shoulder surgery.
UPDATE, 10:54 a.m.: Alex Speier of WEEI reports that Brentz cannot participate in camp because of an injury sustained in a gun accident. Brentz told Speier he was injured while cleaning his gun last month. He said it was “nothing serious” and that he would be ready for the start of the season.