Yamaico Navarro, who played with the Greenville Drive last year, hit a solo home run yesterday in the Boston Red Sox’ opening Spring Training game.
True, it was against Boston College, but still, he was in a Sox uniform and had six total bases with a double and 2 RBIs. Another half dozen or so former Drive players also got into the game. Now the big test will be how they do against much better pitching.
He’s not on their 40-man roster, nor is he a non-roster invitee, so my guess is that he got a shot at playing for the big club because most of the starters would be playing Minnesota later in the day.
I shot both of these photos of Navarro last April in Greenville. He went on to hit .304 during the year between Greenville and Lancaster, both Class A teams.