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June 16, 2014 - 4:01 pm
Mickey Pena , a left-hander pitching for the Red Sox ' Double-A affiliate in Portland, has been suspended for 100 games by Major League Baseball for a third positive test for a drug of abuse. The suspension will effectively end his 2014 season, and the Red Sox -- according to a source familiar with...
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August 22, 2013 - 7:53 am
Allen Webster once again showed stuff against which his opponents could do little. He allowed just three hits (two singles and a double), struck out seven and got six groundball outs in 5 2/3 innings. But his ongoing struggle to throw strikes continues to limit him. He threw just 61 of 104 pitches...
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August 21, 2013 - 7:54 am
It's a dangerous thing to forecast the impact of a draft several years down the road. The twists of player development are too unpredictable to say that a draft class is franchise-transforming until it actually becomes franchise transformative. The Red Sox ' 2006 draft offers a dramatic case in...
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August 06, 2013 - 8:32 am
A brief look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Monday: TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX: Â 5-4 WIN AT BUFFALO (BLUE JAYS) ( BOX ) -- Allen Webster 's performance was not quite as impressive as his last one, in which he fanned 12 batters while allowing only one walk. He gave up three runs on six...
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April 11, 2013 - 6:27 am
Left-hander Drake Britton showed tremendous stuff after last year's mid-season promotion to Portland, particularly in his final outings of the season, but there remained a fly in the ointment. He still struggled to achieve the pitch efficiency that will be necessary if he is to make a case for a...
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August 31, 2012 - 8:31 am
A quick look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Thursday, entering the final weekend of the regular season throughout the minors . . . TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX: 1-0 WIN, 3-2 WIN AT GWINNETT COUNTY (BRAVES) ( BOX GAME 1 , BOX GAME 2 ) -- Outfielder Bryce Brentz was promoted from Double-A...
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August 24, 2012 - 8:10 am
A brief synopsis of the action in the Red Sox farm system on Thursday . . . TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX: 2-1 LOSS AT CHARLOTTE ( WHITE SOX ) ( BOX ) -- Outfielder Ryan Kalish , who was 0-for-14 in his first three games after being optioned back down to the minors, has shown a better approach in...
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June 15, 2012 - 3:55 am
The absurd dominance of Matt Barnes in his debut season can be encapsulated thusly: By allowing one run in five innings on Thursday, his ERA went up. For the year, in 13 starts between Single-A Greenville and High-A Salem, Barnes has a 0.99 ERA, still the lowest mark in all of professional baseball...
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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 16, 2012 - 6:59 am
Jose Iglesias had been hitting like crazy since the last day of April, but the 22-year-old shortstop had been spraying line drives around the park. Even during a stretch of 11 games that included seven multi-hit contests, he had totaled just two extra-base hits. And so, Tuesday represented a...
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