Hector Velazquez

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Amin Touri
July 04, 2019 - 11:17 pm
Alex Cora said in June that it seemed like the Red Sox had an easier time mounting big comebacks than protecting leads, and with Boston overturning a five-run deficit in Toronto on Thursday, he might have had a point. Marco Hernandez, who’s making a habit of coming through in big moments, went...
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Amin Touri
July 04, 2019 - 10:46 pm
It’s been written to death that Alex Cora routinely calls Hector Velazquez and Brian Johnson the “MVPs” of the Red Sox’ 2018 success for the consistency they brought to the fifth starter role, important depth pieces during Boston’s historic 108-win season. That consistency has been nonexistent this...
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Amin Touri
June 26, 2019 - 2:05 pm
With the Red Sox heading to London on Wednesday evening for a weekend pair with the New York Yankees, Alex Cora gave some updates on roster plans on Wednesday morning ahead of the trip. Boston is afforded a 26th man for the weekend, and Sam Travis, currently at Triple-A Pawtucket, will fill that...
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Ryan Hannable
June 17, 2019 - 2:16 pm
Prior to their series against the Twins in Minnesota, the Red Sox announced several minor roster moves. They are as follows. Right-handed pitcher Hector Velázquez was returned from his injury rehabilitation assignment with short-season Single-A Lowell and reinstated from the 10-day injured list...
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Mike Shawaryn
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Ryan Hannable
May 30, 2019 - 4:16 pm
The Red Sox made yet another roster move prior to the series opener against the Yankees on Thursday. Right-hander Hector Velazquez was placed on the 10-day injured list with a low back strain and to replace him on the roster the team selected Mike Shawaryn from Triple-A Pawtucket. If he gets into a...
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Red Sox pitcher Hector Velazquez
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Ryan Hannable
May 18, 2019 - 10:47 pm
Injuries have not been kind to the Red Sox ’ starting rotation over the first 45 games of the season. David Price and Nathan Eovaldi are currently on the injured list, along with No. 6 starter Brian Johnson. This has forced the Red Sox to call upon Hector Velazquez to start seven games, and while...
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Ryan Hannable
April 12, 2019 - 4:48 pm
The Red Sox will use a sixth starter on Marathon Monday, as unless he's used heavily out of the bullpen this weekend Hector Velazquez will get the start. "We're going with six starters," manager Alex Cora said prior to Friday's game. "After the off day on Thursday we've played how many, 20-...
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John Tomase
March 02, 2019 - 11:44 am
The Red Sox announced one-year deals with 17 players on Saturday, including postseason heroes Andrew Benintendi, Ryan Brasier, and Rafael Devers. With the agreements in place for these pre-arbitration players, all players on the big league roster are now under contract for 2019. Here's the full...
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Ryan Hannable
May 13, 2018 - 5:25 pm
When the Red Sox got to Toronto early Friday morning, their bullpen was a mess. It had blown a 6-5 lead against the Yankees in the eighth inning on Wednesday and then nearly blew a 4-0 lead in the seventh inning on Thursday, but with the way the final two games of the series went against the Blue...
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Brian Johnson
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John Tomase
February 25, 2018 - 11:26 am
The Red Sox are auditioning fifth starters. Manager Alex Cora confirmed on Sunday morning that neither left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez nor knuckleballer Steven Wright will be ready to start the season. That creates an opening in the rotation when the Red Sox need a fifth starter in the opener of a...
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