Post archive for ‘Red Sox Farm System News’

Lester leaves Thursday’s start early with “jammed hip”

By Jeff Louderback After allowing back-to-back singles to open the eighth inning in Thursday night’s game against Toronto, Jon Lester departed with a 3-0 count to Emilio Bonifacio. Jarrod Saltalamacchia called out the trainer and Red Sox manager John Farrell, and Lester limped off the mound with what the club called a jammed hip. “I [...]

Ranaudo, Bogaerts headed to Futures Game; Cecchini could be voted in by fans

By Jeff Louderback Anthony Ranaudo has re-emerged as one of the top starting pitching prospects in the Red Sox system this season. Xander Bogaerts is widely considered one of the top 10 prospects in baseball. Both will represent the organization in the Futures Game on July 14 – Ranaudo for the USA squad and Bogaerts [...]

Presenting the ideal Red Sox bullpen (hint, not the current version as it is)

By Jeff Louderback In three games for the Red Sox this season, Pedro Beato has not allowed a run. His latest scoreless frame was delivered last night in Boston’s 11-4 trouncing of the Colorado Rockies. Beato’s reward? He was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket to make room for Clayton Mortensen, who was activated from the disabled [...]

Bogaerts, Workman impress at Pawtucket

By Jeff Louderback Xander Bogaerts belted his fourth home run in 12 games since making his Triple-A debut while Brandon Workman continued his impressive leap from Double-A to Triple-A on Tuesday. Bogaerts, who is considered one of the top 10 prospects in baseball by Baseball America and, had a sluggish start at Pawtucket after [...]

Middlebrooks optioned to Pawtucket, Snyder called up

By Jeff Louderback In time, Will Middlebrooks will likely emerge as a productive middle of the order bat for the Red Sox. For now, he will work on regaining his confidence and improving his plate approach at Triple-A Pawtucket. The 24-year-old third baseman was optioned to Pawtucket on Tuesday so he can get regular playing [...]

Injuries impacting Red Sox pitching staff

Like many clubs, the Red Sox are receiving a stern test with their pitching depth because of injuries. Clay Buchholz – he of the 9-0 record and 1.71 ERA – is not likely to return to the mound until the Red Sox-Padres series at Fenway Park the first week of July because of lingering soreness [...]

Victorino back to the DL?

By Jeff Louderback Shane Victorino plays the game with passion and occasional reckless abandon. It is why he is a popular teammate, and it is also why he has been hampered with an assortment of aches and pains in his first season with the Boston Red Sox. The 32-year-old outfielder departed Sunday’s game early. He [...]

Jon Lester could be pitching his way out of Boston

By Jeff Louderback Jon Lester is not an ace. That much is clear after last year’s forgettable season and a stat line this year that is more reflective of a marginal No. 5 starter than a frontline arm. Lester might never regain the stuff that made him one of the game’s best pitchers from 2008 [...]

Brandon Workman could reach Red Sox this summer

By Jeff Louderback It would not be shocking to see Brandon Workman‘s career emulate the path of Jonathan Papelbon. That is what a one talent evaluator told’s Alex Speier. A second round pick out of the University of Texas in 2010 and Boston’s 2012 Minor League Pitcher of the Year, Workman is not typically [...]

Andrew Miller deserves shot as Red Sox closer

By Jeff Louderback After Andrew Bailey walked Victor Martinez on five pitches to open the bottom of the ninth inning last night, Red Sox manager John Farrell summoned Andrew Miller to warmup in the bullpen. Because of what transpired next, chances are that Miller will be the one on the mound to protect a lead [...]

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