According to Baseball America, the Red Sox signed reliever Dayan Diaz and third baseman Carlos Rivero to minor league deals. Diaz pitched at three levels in 2013, finishing with the Cubs' Double-A affiliate at Tennessee, and compiling a 3.00 ERA in 21 total innings. Rivero comes from the Nationals organization and split last season between Double-A Harrisburg and Triple-A Syracuse, batting .242 with five home runs.
The Cubs continued shaping their roster for the upcoming season and shifted three players Friday. Outfielder Matt Szczur was optioned to Double-A Tennessee, while pitcher Dayan Diaz and catcher Michael Brenly -- both non-roster invitees -- were moved to the minor-league camp.
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