FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Red Sox made their first round of cuts on Monday morning, and highly touted shortstop Deven Marrero was the most noteworthy subtraction.
Marrero, who is ranked the club's No. 10 prospect by MLB.com, was the first Red Sox player invited to Spring Training the year after he was drafted since Scott Hatteberg in 1992.
"He handled himself great -- not just from a standpoint of being all eyes and ears, but when he was on the field in a game, he handled every chance routinely," said manager John Farrell. "He's a young player with a lot of talent, and the thing that stands out as much is the genuine confidence he shows is not being in awe of this situation the first time he comes to Spring Training."
In addition to Marrero, lefty Drake Britton was optioned to Double-A Portland. Marrero and infielder/outfielder Justin Henry were both re-assigned to Minor League camp.