Red Sox notebook: Pitching prospect Seabold on IL with elbow inflammation

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CONNOR SEABOLD

Red Sox pitching prospect Connor Seabold has been placed on the injured list with right elbow inflammation, the WooSox announced Monday. Worcester starts its inaugural season Tuesday in Worcester and released its Opening Day roster Monday afternoon.

Seabold, who is ranked by MLB.com as the No. 14 prospect in the system and is considered close to be major-league ready, was placed on the IL for precautionary reasons, Red Sox chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom said via text.

“Connor is dealing with some minor elbow soreness,” Bloom said. “It’s a long season and so we’d rather address this now rather than try to push through it. He’s on a gradual progression back to full strength.”

Seabold, 25, was acquired along with Nick Pivetta in the August trade that sent Brandon Workman and Heath Hembree to the Phillies. Seabold was expected to be part of…

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