The 24-year-old hasn't hit much over the past two seasons (sub-.200 batting average between Triple-A and Double-A) and struck out over 30 percent of the time in 2016, but his true calling card is his defensive utility. Coyle's ability to play second base, third base, and the outfield paired with his ability to take walks could help him stick around in the organization, although his fantasy stock will remain pretty low until he starts making more contact.
Coyle has continued to disappoint this season since being signed by the
After being designated for assignment by the Red Sox on July 8, the minor league second baseman was claimed despite his .165 batting average at Double-A and Triple-A. It is incredibly unlikely that he will see time in the majors this season.
Coyle was designated for assignment Friday, Evan Drellich of the Boston Herald reports.
Coyle was DFA'd on Friday in order to make room for Michael Martinez who came over in a trade from the Indians on Friday. The 24-year-old second basemen has batted .165/.263/.280 with five home runs and 14 RBI during 218 at-bats between Double-A Portland and Triple-A Pawtucket this season.
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|2012||AFA-Salem Red Sox||116||437||60||109||31||2||9||63||29||116||16||0||.316||.391||.249|
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|2013||AFA-Salem Red Sox||48||195||41||47||9||1||14||28||24||65||11||0||.321||.513||.241|
|2014||AA-Portland Sea Dogs||96||336||60||99||23||1||16||61||38||95||13||1||.371||.512||.295|
|2015||R-Gcl Red Sox||10||38||10||11||4||0||1||8||3||19||0||0||.357||.474||.289|
|2015||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||39||126||21||20||3||0||5||16||20||44||4||1||.274||.302||.159|
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