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Jim Monaghan
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The Red Sox have announced the addition of five players to the team's 40-man roster in advance of the Rule 5 Draft coming in December.

Photo courtesy of the Boston Herald
They are infielders Bobby Dalbec and C.J. Chatham, left-handed pitchers Kyle Hart and Yoan Aybar, and outfielder Marcus Wilson.

Of the five, Dalbec (pictured) is probably the closest to being MLB-ready. A 4th-round selection in the 2016 draft, he spent time in both AA Portland and AAA Pawtucket in 2019. He is ranked as the number two prospect in the organization.

Chatham also split time in Portland and Pawtucket as a middle infielder, but his path to Boston appears to be blocked by Xander Bogaerts, Rafael Devers, and Michael Chavis.

Hart was a combined 12-13 record in 2019 with Portland and Pawtucket.

Wilson came to Boston from the Diamondbacks in the Blake Swihart trade. In six minor league seasons, he has yet to play above the AA level.

Aybar signed with Boston as an international free agent in 2013. He spent time in 2019 with Class-A Greenville and Class A Advanced Salem in the Red Sox organization.

With these moves, the Red Sox roster is now at 39 players.

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Jim Monaghan 11/20/2019 10:06:00 PM Edit
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