JEWISH BASEBALL NEWS — Last summer, catcher Matt Kramer‘s brief minor-league career looked pretty much finished.

After batting just .178 with the “Class A” Rome Braves (Atlanta Braves) in 2010, he was released. Kramer spent the rest of the season with the Sioux City Explorers of the independent American Association, where the Harvard alum batted a healthy .346.

But the Boston Red Sox weren’t interested in this bat, or his glove. They liked the 24-year-old righty’s arm.

“Last week, Kramer was in Florida and threw so well that the (Red) Sox decided to make a move,” Harvard’s web site reported Monday (2/14/2011). “Confirmed reports out of Fort Myers had Kramer consistently throwing 93-94 and touching 95 MPH on his fastball with an 87 MPH slider.”

No word yet from the Red Sox on Kramer’s signing, or where he may end up playing.

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