BOSTON – The Boston Red Sox have added four non-invitees to the team’s spring training 2022: pitchers Michael Feliz and Zack Kelly, and outfielders Rob Refsnyder and Christin Stewart.
The Red Sox chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom announced on Tuesday.
Michael Feliz, RHP – Feliz, 28, is 17-9 with 5.33 ERA (146 ER / 246.2 IP) in 227 major league games (one start) between the Houston Astros (2015-17), Pittsburgh Pirates (2018 -21), Cincinnati Reds (2021), Boston Red Sox (2021) and Oakland A’s (2021). The right-hander played at least 46 games in four consecutive seasons from 2016 to 2019, including 58 in 2019. The native Dominican Republican was signed by Houston as a free agent in the minor league in 2010 and played four appearances for the Red. Sox in 2021 with 3.38 (2 ER / 5.1 IP).
Zack Kelly, RHP – Kelly, 26, will be attending his first major league spring training camp. The right-hander posted a 2.18 ERA (11 ER / 45.1 IP) in 2021, his first season in the Red Sox organization, with 69 strikeouts over 36 career-level appearances between Double-A Portland and Triple-A Worcester. The Virginia native was signed by the Oakland A’s as a non-draft free agent from Newberry College (SC) in 2017. He is 13-11 with a 3.16 ERA (69 ER / 196.1 IP) in 88 missions (13 starts) in organizations A (2017), Los Angeles Angels (2018-19) and Red Sox (2021).
Rob Refsnyder, OF – Refsnyder, 30, has .224 (120-for-536) with six home runs and 35 RBI in 232 major league games between the New York Yankees (2015-17), Toronto Blue Jays (2017), Tampa Bay Rays (2018), Texas Rangers (2020) and Minnesota Twins (2021). Originally selected by the Yankees in the fifth round of the University of Arizona June 2012 draft, the right-hander had appeared in 59 games in left field, 43 in second field, 41 in right field, 36 in first field. 22 in midfield and one at third base during his career. Last season he hit .245 (34-for-139) in 51 games for the Twins and also hit five home runs in 18 games for Triple-A St. Paul.
Christin Stewart, OF – Stewart, 28, has hit .255 (117-for-519) with 15 home runs and 59 RBI in 157 major league games, all for the Detroit Tigers (2018-20). Selected by Detroit in the first round (34th total) of the University of Tennessee’s June 2015 draft, the native Georgian has made 134 starts in left field and 12 as a designated batsman. As a left-handed player, Stewart spent the entire 2021 season with Triple-A Toledo, hitting .254 (77-for-303) in 89 games with 21 homers, 58 RBI and a 0.877 OPS.