Kiwi in Red Sox
A New Zealander teenager is the latest player to be signed to the American baseball empire, the Boston Red Sox. 17-year-old Te Wera Bishop was approached by Pacific Rim scout Jon Deeble after he watched video footage of Bishop playing softball. Bishop is trained in softball rather than baseball, but Deeble believes that after training he will be an asset to the Red Sox team. “We believe he shows the aptitude and willingness to be a successful baseball player,” Deeble told stuff.co.nz. “With instruction from our Boston Red Sox coaches we are confident he can make the appropriate change from softball to baseball.” Bishop will travel to Fort Meyer next month where he will begin extended spring training.