The Crimson Sox agreed to a minor league contract with infielder/outfielder Dalton Guthrie, per the transaction log at MiLB.com.
Guthrie has logged MLB time with the Phillies in every of the previous two seasons, albeit in a fairly restricted position. The 28-year-old has tallied 28 plate appearances in every season whereas showing in a mixed whole of 37 video games. In that small pattern, he’s batted .344/.393/.333 with a hefty 16.1% stroll price towards a 25% strikeout price.
Past an honest exhibiting in restricted MLB work, Guthrie touts a stable .289/.357/.434 slash in elements of three Triple-A seasons. He’s not an enormous energy risk, with simply 16 lengthy balls in 856 plate appearances at that degree, however he’s typically proven first rate contact abilities and supplied an excellent little bit of defensive versatility. Guthrie has performed at the very least 582 innings at every of shortstop, second base, third base and middle discipline, and he’s logged a mixed 688 innings within the outfield corners (398 in proper, 290 in left). The previous Florida Gator was a sixth-round choose by the Phillies again in 2017.
Over the previous 12 months, Guthrie has begun to bounce across the league. The Phils chosen his contract in September of 2022 however designated him for project final June once they wanted to open a roster spot for Darick Corridor’s return from the 60-day IL. Guthrie was traded to the Giants for money, designated for project three weeks later, after which claimed off waivers by the Braves per week after that. He didn’t seem in an enormous league recreation with Atlanta, who designated him for project on the commerce deadline and succeeded in passing him by way of waivers. Guthrie elected minor league free company at season’s finish.
Guthrie will add a right-handed bat to the Crimson Sox’ bench competitors, and his expertise enjoying nearly anyplace on the diamond may serve him nicely as he tries to work his approach again to the massive leagues. Bench choices presently on Boston’s 40-man roster embody Enmanuel Valdez, Rob Refsnyder, Pablo Reyes, Bobby Dalbec and David Hamilton.