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It’s official: Garin Cecchini is being promoted to Double-A

06.20.13 at 10:53 am ET
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According to industry sources, Red Sox third base prospect Garin Cecchini has been told that he’s been promoted from High-A Salem to Double-A Portland. As noted in Wednesday’s minor league roundup:

The 22-year-old is hitting .350 with the second best OBP (.469) in all of minor league baseball. He has a .547 slugging mark on the strength of 28 extra-base hits, and he’€™s walking with much greater frequency (43 times) than he’€™s striking out (34). He’€™s been as impressive, as consistent a hitter as there’€™s been in the Red Sox minor league system, and so it’€™s time for him to move up to another level, just as was the case for Jackie Bradley Jr. when the outfielder enjoyed similar offensive dominance to Cecchini in 2012 at Salem.

Cecchini will join the Sea Dogs on their current roadtrip, meeting the team for its weekend series in Trenton; he’s slated to make his home debut in Portland on Monday.

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