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Red Sox Minor Lines: Roenis Elias’ first rehab start does not go well

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The minor league affiliates get swept.

Pawtucket L 1-3

Aneury Tavarez: 0-5, 1 K

Rusney Castillo: 1-4, 1 2B

Steve Selsky: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 K

Sam Travis: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI

Jantzen Witte: 1-4, 1 K

Edgar Olmos: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K

Robbie Ross: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Pretty quiet day on offense for the PawSox, although to their credit they were facing Jose Berrios. They won’t face many more talented arms over the course of the season. The good news is Selsky continues to hit, and hopefully he’ll be up with the big-league club again now that he’s eligible. Travis also got an extra-base hit, his second in as many days after going 12 days without one.

Portland L 8-13

Danny Mars: 1-5, 1 R, 1 RBI

Josh Tobias: 1-4, 1 BB, 1 R, 2 RBI

Rafael Devers: 1-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 E

Nick Longhi: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 E

Tzu-Wei Lin: 0-2, 2 BB, 2 R, 1 K, 1 SB

Trey Ball: 6 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K

Luis Ysla: 0.2 IP, 3 H, 6 R, 3 BB, 1 K

Jake Cosart: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K

Before the season started, I wondered if Ysla could avoid the fate of Williams Jerez. That is, avoid becoming a winter addition to the 40-man roster who couldn’t end up making the leap beyond Double-A. So far, it’s not looking good. Ysla now has a 6.17 ERA (that’s admittedly heavily skewed by this outing) with 15 strikeouts and 10 walks in 11 23 innings. For someone on the 40-man roster, you’re looking for a much more dominant start to the year in Double-A.

Salem L 7-11

Michael Chavis: 2-5, 1 HR, 1 R, 3 RBI, 1 K, 1 E

Josh Ockimey: 1-4, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 K

Austin Rei: 0-4, 1 BB, 2 K

Roenis Elias: 4 IP, 10 H, 9 R, 7 ER, 2 BB, 1 K

With the team lacking the one big depth option for the back of their rotation, they could really use Elias to get back to the league-average talent he was in Seattle. Sunday marked his first rehab start and....well, it didn’t go so well. Obviously you can’t read too much into someone’s first outing in about two months, but he’ll need to look a lot better next time at whatever level they put him at.

Greenville L 6-7

Santiago Espinal: 2-5, 1 BB, 1 RBI, 1 SB

Bobby Dalbec: 1-4, 1 BB, 1 R, 3 K

Yoan Aybar: 0-5, 1 K

Aybar has done absolutely nothing at the plate for Greenville this year. He was seen as being extremely raw coming into the year, so it’s not overly surprising, but it’s still disappointing. After this 0-5 day, he’s hitting .167/.224/.205. Teammate Lorenzo Cedrola, who sat on Sunday, was seen as a similar type of player before the season began, but he’s clearly pulling far ahead of Aybar.