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Leon to paternity leave, Oscar Hernandez called up as backup C, Shephard DFA'd

Discussion in 'Red Sox Forum' started by DeadlySplitter, May 17, 2019.

  1. DeadlySplitter

    DeadlySplitter Member SoSH Member


    Pete Abraham‏Verified account @PeteAbe 17m17 minutes ago
    #RedSox announced these moves: * Sandy Leon on paternity leave. * Catcher Oscar Hernandez added from Pawtucket. * RHP Chandler Shephard DFA'd to open a 40-man spot for Hernandez.

    I'm a bit surprised Shephard was DFA'd as the move? thought this guy had potential in the pen, correct me if I'm wrong.
  2. InsideTheParker

    InsideTheParker Member SoSH Member

    I hope Porky doesn't feel bereft by Leon's absence, since he claims to depend on him so.
    How long is paternity leave, anyway?
  3. Mueller's Twin Grannies

    Mueller's Twin Grannies Member SoSH Member

    Guess the pitching staff is going to come back down to earth for a few days. Rough timing. /snark

    Charlie Shephard, we hardly knew ye. But, like, literally.
  4. joe dokes

    joe dokes Member SoSH Member

    He's 26 and has put up about 250 very unspectacular innings at AAA. Maybe you're thinking of someone else, as this guy seems fungible.
  5. Red(s)HawksFan

    Red(s)HawksFan Member SoSH Member

    This is his second year on the 40-man and he's yet to be called up. Seems if he had real potential, they'd have given him a shot by now. Not a big loss.
  6. AB in DC

    AB in DC OG Football Writing Silver Supporter SoSH Member

    Shepherd has a 10.01 ERA in Pawtucket this year.
  7. oumbi

    oumbi Member SoSH Member

    And for those you who are interested in more information on Hernandez, there is this write up from Soxprospects:

    Age: 25
    Born: July 9, 1993
    Punto de Vijo, Venezuela
    Height: 6-1
    Weight: 230
    Bats: Right
    Throws: Right
    Drafted: Not drafted
    How Acquired: Minor league free agent (Jan. 2018)

    Scouting Report: Light-hitting catcher with major league ready defense. Has good hand action at the plate but struggles to maintain a consistent swing. Subpar approach. Above average raw power. On defense, he shows a plus arm and above-average footwork. Fringy ball block ability, somewhat error prone. Profiles as organizational depth. Still young enough to develop into an emergency up-and-down catcher.
  8. adam42381

    adam42381 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

    That seems like it could have been written about Sandy.
  9. Lose Remerswaal

    Lose Remerswaal Leaves after the 8th inning Lifetime Member SoSH Member

    Paternity leave in MLB is no less than 1 game, no more than 3
  10. mauidano

    mauidano Mai Tais for everyone! SoSH Member

    Sadly; yes.
  11. Coachster

    Coachster Member SoSH Member

    I'm a little surprised they didn't go with Juan Centino instead. Yeah, he's a butcher behind the plate, but he seems to be able to hit a little.

    It also would have allowed us to say 'Santino, come here. What's the matter with you'? when he screwed up.

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