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Red Sox promote Moncada to Double-A

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The Red Sox have promoted top prospect Yoan Moncada to Double-A Portland. Moncada is the No. 5 overall prospect in baseball, according to MLBPipeline.com.

Moncada, 21, produced a .307/.427/.496 slash line with four home runs and 36 steals in 61 games with Class A Advanced Salem before his promotion. Moncada helped lead Salem to a first-half title in the Carolina League, homering in his final game.

The Red Sox have promoted top prospect Yoan Moncada to Double-A Portland. Moncada is the No. 5 overall prospect in baseball, according to MLBPipeline.com.

Moncada, 21, produced a .307/.427/.496 slash line with four home runs and 36 steals in 61 games with Class A Advanced Salem before his promotion. Moncada helped lead Salem to a first-half title in the Carolina League, homering in his final game.

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He's also improved his defense at second base in his second Minor League season. Moncada reportedly will join Portland on Tuesday.

A five-tool prospect, Moncada signed with the Red Sox in March 2015. The deal included a $31.5 million bonus.

Austin Laymance is a reporter for MLB.com based in Los Angeles.

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