BOSTON, MA – The Boston Red Sox today added outfielder Gilberto Jimenez to the team’s 2021 Spring Training roster as a non-roster invitee. The Red Sox have now invited 34 players to Major League Spring Training camp as non-roster invitees.
Red Sox Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement.
Jimenez, 20, is ranked by Baseball America as the Red Sox’ No. 7 prospect and as the organization’s best athlete, as well as having the best outfield arm among Boston’s minor leaguers. The switch hitter signed with the Red Sox in August 2017 out of the Dominican Republic and has since played in 126 minor league games, batting .338 with 30 steals and an .832 OPS. In 2019, he was named a New York-Penn League mid-season All-Star with Short-A Lowell, finishing the year as the league’s leader in batting average (.359) and hits (84). Jimenez was named the Red Sox’ 2018 Latin Program Position Player of the Year.
BOSTON RED SOX 40-MAN ROSTER (40)
PITCHERS (23): Matt Andriese, Matt Barnes, Eduard Bazardo, Ryan Brasier, Colten Brewer, Austin Brice, Nathan Eovaldi, Jay Groome, Darwinzon Hernandez, Tanner Houck, Bryan Mata, Adam Ottavino, Joel Payamps, Martín Pérez, Nick Pivetta, Garrett Richards, Eduardo Rodriguez, Hirokazu Sawamura, John Schreiber, Connor Seabold, Josh Taylor, Phillips Valdez, Garrett Whitlock
CATCHERS (3): Ronaldo Hernández, Christian Vázquez, Connor Wong
INFIELDERS (9): Jonathan Araúz, Christian Arroyo, Xander Bogaerts, Michael Chavis, Bobby Dalbec, Rafael Devers, Marwin Gonzalez, Kiké Hernández, Hudson Potts
OUTFIELDERS (5): J.D. Martinez, Hunter Renfroe, Jeisson Rosario, Alex Verdugo, Marcus Wilson
BOSTON RED SOX NON-ROSTER INVITEES (34)
PITCHERS (18): Seth Blair, Matt Carasiti, Raynel Espinal, Durbin Feltman, Frank German, Stephen Gonsalves, Daniel Gossett, Zac Grotz, Matt Hall, Kyle Hart, Kevin McCarthy, Kaleb Ort, Andrew Politi, Caleb Simpson, Marcus Walden, Thaddeus Ward, Ryan Weber, Josh Winckowski
CATCHERS (6): Roldani Baldwin, Jett Bandy, Kole Cottam, Chris Herrmann, Jhonny Pereda, Austin Rei
INFIELDERS (5): Triston Casas, Chad De La Guerra, Jeter Downs, Josh Ockimey, Nick Yorke
OUTFIELDERS (5): Jarren Duran, Michael Gettys, Gilberto Jimenez, Yairo Muñoz, César Puello
INJURED LIST (3)
PITCHERS (1): Chris Sale
CATCHERS (1): Kevin Plawecki
OUTFIELDERS (1): Franchy Cordero