The Red Sox made what could be classified a calculated gamble Wednesday.
According to the team's transaction page the Sox have inked infielder Yairo Munoz to a minor league contract. The 25-year-old infielder had been released by St. Louis in spring training after he unexpectedly left camp to return to his home in the Dominican Republic.
As currently constituted it would appear as though Tzu Wei-Lin has the inside track on the utility infielder role, although there is some question if another spot might be available with rosters expanding to 26 players. At the conclusion of the Grapefruit League, most projections had the Red Sox keeping three catchers -- Christian Vazquez, Kevin Plawecki and Jonathan Lucroy -- with Plawecki and Lucroy both turning in impressive camps.