After never being able to find his stride in the Majors with the Red Sox, Franchy Cordero was sent down Thursday to AAA Worcester.
Cordero batted fourth and started in left field going 1-for-5 with a single in the WooSox’ 9-2 win over the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs.
The 26-year old outfielder was hitting just .179 with the big league club and really struggled to ever get off the ground. He hit just one homer in 102 plate appearances, across 34 games.
But the struggling left-handed hitter could use some time in Triple-A. With just 99 Major League games and 18 Triple-A games since the start of 2018, which includes the time he’s spent with the Padres, Royals, and Red Sox, some constant repetition down in AAA could hone his swing and help him make adjustments. With utility man Danny Santana being called up, it left no room for the lefty in the Majors.
The Red Sox are likely to call up a pitcher, as Brandon Brennan and Colten Brewer are the favorites to be called up, with them being on the 40-Man roster. Jarren Duran is probably not likely to be called up, but it is possible.
The former Royal ranked in the bottom four (of players with 100 or more plate appearances) of the MLB in wRC+ before being demoted, and his mark of a .179 batting average ranked in the bottom 20 of the Majors. As well as his slugging percentage which ranked in the bottom 15 of the Majors, with his mark of .224.
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