Jackie Bradley Jr.

May 04, 2012 - 7:17 am
Jose Iglesias did not appear in either of the two games for which he was summoned to the majors, and so with Will Middlebrooks now up in place of Kevin Youkilis , the Red Sox moved swiftly to option him back to Pawtucket so that he could return to the lineup on Thursday. The result was one of 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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May 02, 2012 - 6:22 am
After a month in the spotlight in Triple-A Pawtucket, Will Middlebrooks may be ready for his closeup. With third baseman Kevin Youkilis having been sidelined for the last three games by a stiff back, the Red Sox ' top prospect likely would have been in line for his call-up on Tuesday, but a minor...
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April 30, 2012 - 6:26 am
On Sunday, for the first time, Matt Barnes gave up a run as a professional. It took five starts and it was not until his 27th inning of work that it occurred, but it happened. The right-hander permitted three hits (all singles), walked none and struck out eight in 5 2/3 innings against Lakewood. (...
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April 29, 2012 - 7:08 am
It is, Red Sox pitching coach Bob McClure told reporters, a good problem to have. Both Felix Doubront and Daniel Bard have looked very promising in the rotation, and so there is certainly no rush to replace either. Meanwhile, Aaron Cook has been terrific in his minor league stint with Triple-A...
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April 27, 2012 - 7:23 am
Just two Red Sox affiliates played on Thursday, as both Pawtucket and Portland got a night off. ... SALEM RED SOX: 4-1 WIN VS. WILMINGTON (ROYALS) ( BOX ) -- The Red Sox were in position to take Jackie Bradley Jr. with the No. 40 overall pick in the draft only because he struggled both in terms of...
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April 24, 2012 - 5:09 am
Some prospects are uncomfortable with "top prospect" status. A few years ago, Lars Anderson suggested that the prospect hype machine created something of a fishbowl existence that was hard to comprehend, and that magnified the challenges of his struggles. Casey Kelly and Jose Iglesias had...
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April 20, 2012 - 5:35 am
The good news for Andrew Miller was that he tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings while striking out three. He came into a game in the middle of an inning (the fifth, to be exact), and after walking the first batter he faced, he settled to strike out the next hitter. He then got through a scoreless sixth...
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April 19, 2012 - 7:08 am
Will Middlebrooks entered the year as the top prospect in the Red Sox system. Not only has he lived up to that billing, but he's actually managed to continue building his prospect status in the early weeks of the 2012 season, a development that continued with a dominant performance on Wednesday...
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April 18, 2012 - 6:28 am
On a day when the Orioles claimed Luis Exposito off waivers from the Red Sox , the organization underscored the creation of depth at the catching position that allowed it to let go of a catcher in its upper levels. In the near-term, Ryan Lavarnway looms as one of the top prospects in the system,...
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