CINCINNATI — The Red Sox have corrected course on their original plan of transitioning Yoenis Cespedes to right field this season.
Instead, manager John Farrell now seems content to keep Cespedes in left, and permit Allen Craig settle into as soon as he returns from the 15-day handicapped list.
Both players are already changing to a new team, so Farrell provides decided it probably makes sense to allow them play in their preferred spots defensively for the remainder of 2014.
Given the dimensions of Fenway, it could make sense to move them pick up. Spring Training could be a more ideal to make that transition than in the middle of this season.
We could make a new switch right now or we could take the full advantage in Spring Training in a ballpark thats got the exact dimensions [of Fenway] where theres less of an emphasis compared to there would be in season. So weve got the ability to stay once we are for now, explained Farrell.
The manager relied on input through both players before determining to table the transition.
The one thing through conversation with equally guys is theyre comfortable with the positions that theyve performed, said Farrell. Thats Yoenis in left and Allen in right. Today, we know the dimensions in our ball park will have some bearing on our ultimate decision, but I think its important for us right now to make sure that these people transition and maintain a lot of that will comfort. First and foremost, weve got to find Allen back on the field. And for the time being, and potentially the remainder of the year, well keep them in the placements theyve played previous in lieu of switch them.