Originally Posted by btrain929
Why the **** wasn't he on the 40 man? Because we had to give a spot to John Van Benscrodum? This is like the guy we lost to the A's Fernando Hernandez last year all over again, except he didn't amount to ****. Why would they send him to the AFL if they didn't intend to keep him on the 40 man?
Van Benschoten isn't on the 40-man. He's a non-roster invitee. Obviously, the Sox have plans for the the remaining 4 spots on their 40-man. Viciedo probably will be one of them.
Sometimes they send guys to the AFL to help make that decision.
Sox also lost Ricardo Nanita (WAS), Robert Valido (BAL), and Jason Rice (BOS) in the AAA phase.