MLB rosters are set to expand on September 1, meaning the Red Sox will have an opportunity to carry some more players, providing them with some depth as they make a push towards clinching the division. Wonder who they should call up? Here's who we think.
Tzu-Wei Lin -- Why not get a little more infield depth in there? He is hitting .315 with an .828 OPS in 66 games for the PawSox this season.
Brandon Phillips -- A proven MLB second baseman, Phillips is hitting .308 with an .832 OPS in Pawtucket this season.
Michael Chavis -- The Red Sox top hitting prospect, who can play third base, has to be in consideration, right? In his first five Triple-A games, he has collected nine hits in 21 at-bats.
Robby Scott -- He was on the Red Sox basically all of last year and is a lefty. Plus, he has a 1.90 ERA in 44 outings this season in Pawtucket, so that has to be worth something.
Bobby Poyner -- Another effective lefty reliever. He has a 2.83 ERA in 32 outings for the PawSox this season.
Also, here's a few more thoughts on this situation:
Ty Buttrey would be on this list but, you know, they traded him to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for Ian Kinsler. That's fine, I suppose because Kinsler is a proven big leaguer.
If the Red Sox had any sense, they'd call up Rusney Castillo, but apparently they cry poor mouth whenever that situation comes up (and yet they have money for lots of other stuff).
Dan Butler isn't on the 40-man roster anymore, so I don't know if they'd call him back up since they'll have three healthy catchers.
If Red Sox legend Tony Renda gets snubbed, I'll never watch a game ever again in my life. Sorry, but that'd be a deal breaker.