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Red Sox promote OF prospect Benintendi to Double-A

Red Sox promote OF prospect Benintendi to Double-A

Before Sunday's game against the Houston Astros David Ortiz told the media that the future of the Boston Red Sox is in good hands

While Big Papi was talking about the young talent succeeding on the Major League roster right now, one of the team's top prospects took a step forward in his development in the minor league.

The organization announced on Sunday night that outfielder Andrew Benintendi has been promoted to Double-A Portland.

The Red Sox selected Benintendi out of the University of Arkansas with the seventh overall pick in the 2015 draft.

This season he is hitting .341 with one home run and 32 RBI and recorded a 23-game hitting streak for the Salem Red Sox.

Strong Grapefruit League debut for Price

Strong Grapefruit League debut for Price

David Price's Grapefruit League debut was nearly perfect.

The Red Sox left-hander pitched four scoreless innings, allowing a hit and a walk and striking out five in a 7-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays in Fort Myers, Fla.

Price threw 55 pitches, 34 for strikes. He cruised through the first on nine pitches. He allowed the single and walk in the second.  

"It feels good. This is March 15 and I've never been able to have a four-pitch mix on March 15," Price told reporters after his start. "I've never been this far along in spring training even though I've only thrown in one game. I'm excited about that."

The Red Sox open March 29 at Tampa Bay, with Chris Sale likely to start. Price will likely pitch the second game of the season, March 30 at Tropicana Field.