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Ryan Hannable
July 11, 2018 - 3:17 pm
The Red Sox made a minor roster move in advance of the series finale against the Rangers on Wednesday. Left-hander Jalen Beeks was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket and left-handed reliever Robby Scott was recalled as the corresponding move. Beeks, a starter, threw 2 1/3 innings of relief of Hector...
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Ryan Hannable
July 11, 2018 - 3:09 pm
Continuing the trend of keeping every player fresh, third baseman Rafael Devers will get a night off Wednesday as the Red Sox go for a three-game sweep of the Rangers. The Red Sox are going for their ninth straight win overall. In his place, Eduardo Nunez will get the start at third base. It's his...
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Alex Reimer
July 11, 2018 - 10:59 am
Red Sox ratings keep climbing upwards as they continue to wallop the American League. Through 85 games this season, the Red Sox are drawing a 6.16 household rating, the Globe’s Nick Cafardo reports . Last season at this time, they were clocking in at 5.15. The increase isn’t surprising, considering...
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Rob Bradford
July 11, 2018 - 10:17 am
They've done this before. In 2007, the Red Sox went out and got the best available closer at the non-waiver trade deadline, Eric Gagne. (That didn't work out so well.) Two years later they reeled in another closer in Billy Wagner. (That worked out significantly better.) And last year? It was Mets...
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Cameron Kerry
July 11, 2018 - 9:31 am
Here are all the happenings from Tuesday night in the Red Sox farm system. TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (39-43): Scheduled off-day DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS (31-50): Scheduled off-day HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX (43-44): W, 8-4 vs. Winston-Salem - Third baseman Bobby Dalbec smacked two home runs,...
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Vincent Gallo
July 11, 2018 - 8:27 am
HARTFORD -- Trey Ball sat in the dugout and stared out at Dunkin Donuts Park through the shades of his sunglasses, the sound of a siren’s wail through Hartford slightly drowning out the confines pregame Christmas-in-July tunes. He lightly scratched his goatee as he searched for the precise quote...
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Rob Bradford
July 10, 2018 - 11:34 pm
In the middle of the Red Sox' 8-4 win over the Rangers Tuesday night the rumors started swirling: the Red Sox were dipping their toes in the Manny Machado Sweepstakes. An inquiry to a major league source with knowledge of the situation on the matter resulted in a response reiterating that the Red...
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Portland Sea Dogs
Vincent Gallo
July 10, 2018 - 11:15 pm
It’s been three seasons since Sea Dogs pitching coach Paul Abbott began working with Travis Lakins. Upon meeting the then 20-year-old righty, it was clear to him that the pitcher drafted out of Ohio State had the presence of will to improve. Abbott still shows a voice inflection of astonishment...
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Alex Reimer
July 10, 2018 - 6:39 pm
J.D. Martinez is the Red Sox’ best big-money free agent signing since Manny Ramirez. The fact that he remained on the open market until late February looks stranger with each passing day. Martinez belted his league-leading 28th home run of the season Monday in Boston’s 5-0 victory over the Rangers...
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Kyle DaLuz
July 10, 2018 - 6:32 pm
Lou Merloni has had it with people trying to take away from the Red Sox' success so far this season. Boston sits atop the American League East at 63-29, are 2.5 games ahead of the New York Yankees, and are currently riding a seven-game win streak. But that hasn't stopped talking heads from trying...
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