FORT MYERS, FL - Prior to today's game against the Rays, the Boston Red Sox made the following roster moves:

Catcher Dan Butler was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Right-handed pitchers John Ely and Dalier Hinojosa, and left-handed pitcher Rich Hill were reassigned to minor league camp.

Left-handed pitcher Jose Mijares was released.

The announcements were made by Executive Vice President/General Manager Ben Cherington.

With these moves, the Red Sox now have 35 players in big league camp, including 30 players from the 40-man roster, and five non-roster invitees.