Mike Hazen

Ruben Amaro Jr. demoted to bat boy

Ruben Amaro JrBoston, Mass. – Citing his recent poor performance as a first base coach, Boston Red Sox GM Mike Hazen said a decision has been made to demote Ruben Amaro Jr. to the position of bat boy for the first month of the season.

“We hope Ruben will gain some much needed experience and we’ll evaluate his status with the team after April,” Hazen said.

When asked what led to the demotion, Hazen said it was several moments during Spring Training that stood out to the organization, namely Amaro’s habit of defending his decision to not use advanced statistics during his tenure as the Phillies GM.