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Garin Cecchini | Third Baseman

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (24) / 4/20/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Red Sox optioned INF Garin Cecchini, OF Bryce Brentz, and RHPs Heath Hembree and Zeke Spruill to Triple-A Pawtucket.
No real surprises here. Cecchini will try to rebuild his prospect stock in 2015 after batting just .263/.341/.371 with seven home runs and 11 stolen bases in 114 games last season at the Triple-A level. He could be trade bait this summer now that Pablo Sandoval is locked in at third base in Boston. Mar 26 - 9:18 AM

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Garin Cecchini singled in all three of his at-bats against the Blue Jays on Thursday.

Cecchini would have been pretty interesting competing with Will Middlebrooks and Brock Holt for a starting job had the Red Sox failed to sign Pablo Sandoval. As is, he's certain to give Triple-A another go. The Red Sox could give him some outfield time in the minors, but it doesn't seem likely that they'll have a need for him there, either.
Mar 19 - 5:20 PM

Garin Cecchini hit his first major league home run on Wednesday as the Red Sox coasted to a win against the Rays on Wednesday.

Cecchini took Jake Odorizzi out to right field in the bottom of the second inning, putting the Red Sox on the board. The 23-year-old got his first taste of both Triple-A and the big leagues this season, handling both well. In 20 major league plate appearances, Cecchini is hitting .313/.450/.563.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 11:01:00 PM

Red Sox recalled 3B Garin Cecchini from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Cecchini was up briefly with the big club earlier this season but spent almost all of the year at Pawtucket, batting just .263/.341/.371 with seven homers and 11 steals over 114 games. He'll be used off the bench for the rest of the month.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 01:26:00 PM

Red Sox prospect 3B Garin Cecchini was 1-for-3 with a grand slam on Thursday for Triple-A Pawtucket.

The 23-year-old also walked and struck out in the game. Cecchini has had a slow month offensively at Pawtucket, as he's batting .217/.299/.367 with four extra-base hits and a 17-5 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 18 games. That said, he's now hit safely in four straight games, going 5-for-17 (.294) with two extra-base hits, four runs and six RBI during that span. He's appeared in one game for the Red Sox this season and is likely to return to the majors later in the year.
Fri, Jun 27, 2014 01:08:00 PM

Red Sox optioned INF Garin Cecchini from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Cecchini was just called up earlier this week, but he was never expected to stick around for long. The 23-year-old will return to a .263/.344/.329 batting line in Triple-A.
Fri, Jun 20, 2014 07:23:00 PM

Red Sox recalled INF Garin Cecchini from Triple-A Pawtucket.

This confirms a report from Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish. Cecchini, who had a one-day stint with the big club earlier this month, was batting .263/.344/.329 with two home runs and 24 RBI over 62 games in Triple-A this year. He figures to function in a utility role.
Tue, Jun 17, 2014 03:32:00 PM

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish hears that the Red Sox are likely calling up prospect infielder Garin Cecchini.

No word on the corresponding roster move. Cecchini had a one-day stint with the big club earlier this month.
Tue, Jun 17, 2014 12:43:00 PM

Red Sox optioned 3B Garin Cecchini to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Cecchini was only expected to be with the team briefly, and his stay lasted just one game. He went 1-for-2 with an RBI in Sunday's victory over the Rays.
Sun, Jun 1, 2014 05:54:00 PM

Red Sox recalled 3B Garin Cecchini from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Cecchini is only expected to be up briefly, as Stephen Drew is due to be added to the roster soon. The former fourth-round pick has batted just .278/.354/.335 in his first taste of Triple-A this season but is a career .307/.408/.440 hitter in the minors.
Sun, Jun 1, 2014 12:16:00 PM

According to Alex Speier of WEEI, the Red Sox will call up third base prospect Garin Cecchini on Sunday.

It's likely to be a short stay for Cecchini, who will provide infield depth for the Red Sox until Stephen Drew arrives later in the week. The 23-year-old is off to a sluggish start this season at Triple-A Pawtucket, but he's a .307/.408/.440 career hitter in the minors and was rated Boston's sixth-best prospect this winter by Baseball America.
Source: WEEI
Sat, May 31, 2014 11:23:00 PM

Red Sox prospect third baseman Garin Cecchini is hitting .438/.526/.500 over his first five games in Triple-A.

In most other organizations, Cecchini would be firmly ensconced at third base, but the Red Sox have Will Middlebrooks hitting .231/.333/.538 and Xander Bogaerts hitting .360/.448/.440. Cecchini will continue to star for Triple-A Pawtucket until there is an injury or a trade.
Tue, Apr 8, 2014 10:40:00 AM

Red Sox prospect Garin Cecchini fanned all four times up Thursday versus the Marlins.

Cecchini had been 3-for-7 with a couple of walks this spring before his rough day. The 22-year-old is one possibility to emerge as the Red Sox's long-term third baseman, though he could also end up in the outfield. He hit .322/.443/.471 with 23 steals in a 2013 season split evenly between high-A Salem and Double-A Portland.
Thu, Mar 6, 2014 05:03:00 PM

Red Sox purchased the contract of 3B Garin Cecchini from Double-A Portland.

One of the more promising hitters in the minors, Cecchini batted .332/.443/.471 with seven home runs, 61 RBI, and 23 stolen bases over 129 games this past season between High-A Salem and Double-A Portland. We're still waiting on his power, but his ability to hit for average and get on base should carry him to the majors before long.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 03:22:00 PM

Garin Cecchini is batting .346/.457/.513 with 16 runs scored, seven doubles, two home runs and 19/16 K/BB in 21 games since a promotion to Double-A Portland in mid-June.

The 22-year-old third baseman was arguably the hottest hitter in the minor leagues over the first half of the season, posting a 1.016 OPS with 28 extra-base hits, 15 stolen bases and 34/43 K/BB in 63 games for High-A Salem. A left-handed hitter, Cecchini manages the strike zone as well as any hitter and has quietly hit his way up the organizational ladder since the start of the 2012 season. Although he lacks the power typically associated with a third baseman, his ability to hit for average and get on base at a favorable clip should help him reach the major leagues at some point next season.
Wed, Jul 17, 2013 01:52:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Hanigan
2Sandy Leon
3Christian Vazquez
1B1Mike Napoli
2Allen Craig
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Brock Holt
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Pablo Sandoval
LF1Hanley Ramirez
2Daniel Nava
CF1Mookie Betts
RF1Shane Victorino
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clay Buchholz
2Rick Porcello
3Wade Miley
4Joe Kelly
5Justin Masterson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Koji Uehara
2Edward Mujica
3Junichi Tazawa
4Craig Breslow
5Robbie Ross
6Anthony Varvaro
7Alexi Ogando
8Brandon Workman