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Rob Bradford
June 08, 2018 - 12:49 pm
It was no surprise Jalen Beeks was sent back to Triple-A Pawtucket Friday. His replacement was somewhat of an eyebrow-raiser. The Red Sox purchased the contract of another PawSox starter, Justin Haley, adding the 26-year-old to the 25-man roster. With Brian Johnson and Hector Velazquez both having...
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Alex Reimer
June 08, 2018 - 12:38 pm
From the outside, it remains hard to believe there isn’t an active openly gay player in any of the five major professional sports leagues. It seemed like there was a breakthrough roughly five years ago, when Jason Collins came out at the end of his NBA career, Michael Sam announced he was gay prior...
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Cameron Kerry
June 08, 2018 - 10:51 am
Red Sox fans have seen glimpses of Tzu-Wei Lin, but not enough to justify writing him off or warranting a permanent call-up. Lin has driven up I-95 mostly to fill in for injured infielders. Lin's versatility allows him to play multiple positions across the diamond. Lin has played in 14 games for...
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Cameron Kerry
June 08, 2018 - 9:58 am
Here are all the happenings from a busy Thursday night in the Red Sox farm system. TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (27-30): W, 5-1 vs. Louisville -- Rusney Castillo, Ivan de Jesus Jr., and Mike Ohlman all homered in the win. -- Starting pitcher Chandler Shepherd earned his fourth win of the season,...
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Rob Bradford
June 08, 2018 - 8:26 am
One reaction to the news that Julian Edelman had been popped for performance-enhancing drugs was telling. "He now has four more games to get his knee in better condition." This wasn't the across-the-board response to Thursday's news, but it was out there. And it was accepted. That shouldn't have...
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Rob Bradford
June 07, 2018 - 11:24 pm
Abe Alvarez was a nice story. The Red Sox' second-round pick in 2003 was just 21 years old when called up to the major leagues just more than a year after leaving college. He was supposed to be the team's next really good pitching prospect, with an inspirational side story just for good measure. (...
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Rob Bradford
June 07, 2018 - 3:14 pm
Blake Swihart is finally getting his chance to catch. For the first time this season Swihart gets the nod as the Red Sox' starting catcher, serving as the team's backstop with Jalen Beeks getting the start. Swihart has caught two innings this season after getting six starts at the position (...
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Vincent Gallo
June 07, 2018 - 9:39 am
Here is what happened in the Red Sox farm system on Wednesday. TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (26-30): W, 8-1 vs. Louisville -- Tzu-Wei Lin and Rusney Castillo each went 2-for-4 in the win. Lin doubled in a run and crossed the plate once, while Castillo also finished with a run scored. Lin upped his...
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Rob Bradford
June 07, 2018 - 12:00 am
The lights went out for one misguided fan thanks to a perfect form tackle by a Fenway Park security guard. The price paid for running on the field Wednesday was probably some sore ribs and definitely a bail of $500. For everybody else with a rooting interest in the Red Sox, the bulbs burned...
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Connor Donahue
June 06, 2018 - 4:34 pm
Picks 16-20 seemed like business as usual for the Red Sox on Wednesday. The Sox continued their healthy balance between college and high school level talent and picked up a few big bats along the way. Round 16 The Red Sox made it back-back-back pitching selections by taking right-hander Christopher...
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