The Red Sox plan to send Jose Iglesias back to the minor leagues.
Having the highest batting average on the team and instrumental in helping win the majority of early week games, Iglesias must feel like one of the boat people, sailing back to Pawtucket.
The former Cuban refugee has now become another in a decade long list of shortstop refugees for the Red Sox. The next big thing arrived, played, and was sent packing for a Scott Boras client with a history of injuries.
Because the Red Sox have started better than in the best three years, GM Ben Cherington has received a pass ball for his smarmy administration.
Yet, nothing typifies smarmy than to keep one player on the roster (Jackie Bradley, Jr. despite a slow start) and to send away the man who proves to be more joyful than Christmas in April.
The Red Sox they always do what is best for the team, but it turns out to be not so good, let alone not so best.
We may discover that betterment of the team has Stephen Drew's name on the ball. If he doesn't bat .400 in his first seven games, then someone ought to ask the big question: why did they sign Drew to $9m for this season?
What is at stake is the reputation of Cherington. If he signed a player at a steep cost, he has to show why, hence Iglesias goes south upon the arrival of Drew in the north.