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Garin Cecchini | Third Baseman

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (23) / 4/20/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 218
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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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. Jun 27 - 1:08 PM

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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.
Jun 20 - 7:23 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.
Jun 17 - 3:32 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.
Jun 17 - 12:43 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.
Jun 1 - 5:54 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.
Jun 1 - 12:16 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
May 31 - 11:23 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.
Apr 8 - 10:40 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.
Mar 6 - 5:03 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

Red Sox prospect Garin Cecchini has been promoted from High-A Salem to Double-A Portland.

Cecchini batted .350/.469/.547 with five home runs and 15 stolen bases in 63 games with Salem. The 22-year-old third baseman should continue to rise quickly through the Red Sox minor league system. He was a fourth-round pick in the 2010 first-year player draft.
Source: WEEI.com
Thu, Jun 20, 2013 10:58:00 AM

Garin Cecchini, a fourth-round draft pick of the Red Sox in 2010, is currently batting .376/.471/.675 with 12 doubles, five home runs and 11 stolen bases through 32 games for High-A Salem this season.

The 22-year-old has also recorded more walks (20) than strikeouts (17) so far. Cecchini's red-hot start to the season comes on the heels of a breakout 2012 campaign in which he batted .305/.394/.433 with 38 doubles and 51 stolen bases in 118 games for Low-A Greenville. At his current pace, it's likely that the hot-hitting Cecchini will spend a portion of the 2013 season at Double-A Portland.
Mon, May 13, 2013 08:40:00 PM

Red Sox prospect Garin Cecchini suffered a season-ending wrist fracture this past weekend.

Cecchini, a 20-year-old third baseman, was struck on the wrist by a pitch on Saturday. He's hoping to be fully recovered in time to participate in Boston's fall instructional league. The 2010 fourth-round pick had an .898 OPS in 133 plate appearances this season at Single-A Lowell.
Source: WEEI
Tue, Jul 26, 2011 08:32:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Vazquez
2David Ross
1B1Mike Napoli
2Mike Carp
3Ryan Lavarnway
2B1Dustin Pedroia
SS1Stephen Drew
3B1Xander Bogaerts
2Will Middlebrooks
LF1Brock Holt
2Jonny Gomes
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Shane Victorino
2Alex Hassan
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Clay Buchholz
3John Lackey
4Rubby De La Rosa
5Allen Webster
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Koji Uehara
2Edward Mujica
3Junichi Tazawa
4Craig Breslow
5Burke Badenhop
6Andrew Miller
7Felix Doubront