Eleven players to participate in Red Sox 2023 Rookie Development Program
BOSTON, MA—The Red Sox 2023 Rookie Development Program is scheduled to begin Saturday, January 21 at Fenway Park. Eleven of Boston’s prospects will take part in the five-day program, which focuses on easing their transition into becoming Major League players.
Scheduled to participate in the program are infielder/outfielders Ceddanne Rafaela and Enmanuel Valdez; infielder David Hamilton; outfielder Wilyer Abreu; left-handed pitchers Chris Murphy and Brandon Walter; and right-handed pitchers Brayan Bello, Ryan Fernandez, Franklin German, Zack Kelly, and Bryan Mata.
The program includes two workouts daily that emphasize conditioning and strength training as well as a concentration on baseball fundamentals. In addition, the players are attending a number of seminars that will focus on the assimilation into Major League life on and off the field. They will attend the Boston Bruins game on Sunday, January 22, host an RBI clinic alongside the Red Sox Foundation on Monday, January 23, and visit Boston Children’s Hospital on Tuesday, January 24.
Members of the Red Sox front office scheduled to speak include President/CEO Sam Kennedy, Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom, General Manager Brian O’Halloran, and Manager Alex Cora. Major League players, coaches, and various members of the organization’s baseball operations, baseball communications & media relations, and community relations departments, as well as the Red Sox Foundation will also speak to the participants.