Originally Posted by Noneck
I always thought they would also. No way the Sox are going to pay that kind of money for someone to play in the minors. They already paid him a year of nice money for that, it will be MLB next year.
They paid exactly half his contract this year without a sniff of the major leagues. If your theory is true, why wouldn't they have brought him up as a September call up? He's already on the 40-man roster, and they would lose nothing.
Lip's source is interesting, but I just can't see it. They're going to make a spot on the team for him? Doubtful as he hasn't shown any consistency and still doesn't have a position. Maybe they're anticipating a huge AFL and Spring Training, but even then, I doubt they leave a starting position for him.
BTW, Lip, is your source within the Sox organization or an outsider?