In a surprise move reported today in The Boston Globe, the Pawtucket Red Sox, the Boston Red Sox’s AAA minor league affiliate, has been sold and will be moving to Providence.
The team’s new owners, which include Red Sox President Larry Lucchino, bought the team for $20 million. The mayor of Pawtucket, Donald Grebien, essentially confirmed the move in an interview in which he said he “was presented with a plan that doesn’t include” his city in the PawSox’s future. The team has played in Pawtucket for 42 years.
Not only do the Providence Bruins now have a rival for most beloved minor league affiliate of a professional sports team in Providence, but Brown students also have even easier access to what is certainly one of the most underrated spring activities out there: watching fairly good major league baseball players as they rehab their way back to The Show.
Though there’s no word yet on where exactly the ProSox (?) would play, their arrival in the city is an exciting prospect for local baseball fans.