Yasmany Tomas worked out privately for the Red Sox

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The Red Sox’ interest in Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas has been reported as something between “meh” and “feh,” and originally they weren’t even going to hold a private workout for him. But they switched gears on the matter yesterday, and checked out the young man’s wares in the Dominican Republic:

Granted, that’s Tomas’ agent tweeting about balls being punished. He may be a bit biased on the matter.

The Sox have a lot of decisions to make regarding their outfield at the moment and it doesn’t seem like Tomas would fit there. They have Yoenis Cespedes, Rusney Castillo and Jackie Bradley, Jr. Mookie Betts is an infielder but played mostly in the outfield after being called up. Shane Victorino is under contract for another year. Allen Craig is hanging around for the next few years, most likely.

As Rob Bradford of WEEI tweets, this may have been more of a workout of convenience than anything else. Tomas as there, the Sox had a field open and the agent is trying to make it look like it’s a bigger deal than it is.

Carlos Martínez underwent ‘small procedure’ on right shoulder

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Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak confirmed on Sunday, to KMOX/1120 AM and StlToday.com, that pitcher Carlos Martínez underwent a “small procedure” to address discomfort in his right shoulder and encourage healing as well as a platelet-rich plasma injection.

Martínez, 28, began experiencing shoulder issues in 2018 which impacted his ability to pitch deep into games. Upon his return from the injured list in late August that year, the club moved him into the bullpen. He remained in the bullpen for 2019, making his season debut in May, and had a successful year, racking up 24 saves with a 3.17 ERA and a 53/18 K/BB ratio in 48 1/3 innings.

Martínez wants to start again and the Cardinals have said they will afford him the opportunity. He is expected to be on track to participate in spring training as usual.