chris balcom-miller

September 02, 2013 - 4:09 am
A brief look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Sunday: TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX: 5-0 WIN (5 INNINGS) AT LEHIGH VALLEY (PHILLIES) ( BOX ) -- For the sixth time in 10 Triple-A starts since the beginning of July, knuckleballer Steven Wright did not allow an earned run. The right-hander...
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July 23, 2012 - 7:11 am
A look at the happenings in the Red Sox minor league system on Sunday ... TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX: 9-3 WIN (12 INNINGS) AT LOUISVILLE (REDS) ( BOX ) -- The progress for Daniel Bard appears incremental, but it's progress nonetheless. For the first time this month, he has back-to-back scoreless...
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July 09, 2012 - 7:16 am
A couple of Red Sox prospects enjoyed a day in the national -- and, indeed, international -- spotlight on Sunday, as Salem Red Sox teammates Xander Bogaerts and Matt Barnes were at the All-Star Futures Game in Kansas City. Bogaerts said that, in one respect, he looks to Derek Jeter for inspiration...
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June 20, 2012 - 8:46 am
A quick review of some of the prospect performances in Tuesday's action across the Red Sox minor league system: TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX: 4-3 LOSS AT SYRACUSE (NATIONALS) ( BOX ) -- Pedro Ciriaco , a candidate for a call-up to the majors with Dustin Pedroia suffering what may have been a...
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June 08, 2012 - 9:19 am
At times, Jose Vinicio looks like a kid who has been allowed to chase flyballs on a baseball field. The 5-foot-10 18-year-old has a listed weight of 150 pounds. He's at least 10 pounds shy of that, maybe more. He does not inhabit his uniform so much as he is swallowed by it. But a baseball field is...
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May 21, 2012 - 7:58 am
Right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka had a cortisone shot in his right trapezius muscle in his upper back, manager Bobby Valentine told reporters, and he will not make his scheduled start on May 22. That almost certainly means that he will be shut down for at least seven days, thus permitting the Red Sox...
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May 08, 2012 - 8:00 am
The reality is that Tommy John surgery, more often than not, does not feature a straight line rehab process. Rich Hill represented the exception, experiencing no setbacks in the roughly 11 months since his surgery to the point where he's already asserted himself as an important contributor in the...
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May 03, 2012 - 2:39 pm
With Will Middlebrooks now in the major leagues, the top position playing prospect in the Red Sox system is now almost certainly a 19-year-old in Salem who is playing at a level well beyond his years. TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX: 5-3 LOSS AT TOLEDO (TIGERS) ( BOX ) -- Ross Ohlendorf had his worst...
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April 21, 2012 - 5:56 am
It was a big night for a number of position prospects in the Red Sox system, with noteworthy contributions from Will Middlebrooks , Xander Bogaerts and Sean Coyle . That said, the most important performance of the day might have been a single scoreless inning, that turned in by right-hander Mark...
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April 16, 2012 - 2:35 am
While it appeared that Andrew Miller was nearing the end of his rehab assignment, the left-hander had a forgettable day that may have delayed his timetable. Meanwhile, Will Middlebrooks is doing plenty to validate the sense that he is, in fact, the top prospect in the Red Sox farm system. And Juan...
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