Red Sox sign unregistered guests at spring training
BOSTON – The Boston Red Sox have added four off-roster guests to the team’s 2022 spring training roster: pitchers Michael Feliz and Zack Kelly and outfielders Rob Refsnyder and Christin Stewart.
Red Sox general manager Chaim Bloom made the announcement on Tuesday.
Michael Feliz, RHP – Feliz, 28, is 17-9 with a 5.33 ERA (146 ER / 246.2 IP) in 227 major league appearances (one start) between the Houston Astros (2015-17), the Pittsburgh Pirates (2018-21), Cincinnati Reds (2021), Boston Red Sox (2021) and Oakland A (2021). The right-hander made at least 46 appearances in four consecutive seasons from 2016 to 2019, including a career-high 58 in 2019. Signed by Houston as a minor-league free agent in 2010, the Dominican Republic native appeared. four appearances in relief for the Red Sox in 2021, posting a 3.38 (2 ER / 5.1 IP).
Zack Kelly, RHP – Kelly, 26, will be attending her first Major League spring training camp. The right-hander posted a 2.18 ERA (11 ER / 45.1 IP) with 69 strikeouts on a career-high 36 relief appearances between Double-A Portland and Triple-A Worcester in 2021, his first season in the organization of the Red Sox. The Virginia native was signed to the Oakland A as an undrafted free agent from Newberry College (SC) in 2017. He is 13-11 years old with a 3.16 ERA (69 ER / 196.1 IP) in 88 appearances (13 starts) in the A (2017), Los Angeles Angels (2018-19) and Red Sox (2021) organizations.
Rob Refsnyder, OF – Refsnyder, 30, reached 0.224 (120 for 536) with six homers and 35 RBIs in 232 major league games between the New York Yankees (2015-17), Toronto Blue Jays (2017 ), Tampa Bay Rays (2018), Texas Rangers (2020) and Minnesota Twins (2021). Originally selected by the Yankees in the fifth round of the University of Arizona’s June 2012 Draft, the right-handed hitter has appeared in 59 games at left field, 43 at second, 41 at right, 36 at first. goal, 22 at center field and one at third in his career. Last season, he produced .245 (34-for-139) in 51 games for the Twins, also scoring five homers in 18 games for the St. Paul triple A.
Christin Stewart, OF – Stewart, 28, reached 0.225 (117 for 519) with 15 homers and 59 RBIs in 157 major league games, all for the Detroit Tigers (2018-20). Selected by Detroit in the first round (34th overall) of the University of Tennessee’s June 2015 draft, the Georgia native made 134 starts to left field and 12 from designated hitting position. A left-handed hitter, Stewart spent the entire 2021 season with Triple-A Toledo, where he reached 0.254 (77-for-303) with 21 homers, 58 RBIs and an OPS of 0.877 in 89 games.