Post archive for ‘Red Sox Farm System News’

Buchholz gets a chance to rest his back, Miller gets opportunity to prove himself in the majors

By Jeff Louderback Michael Bowden can exhale. The right-handed reliever will not be optioned to Pawtucket for a third time this season – at least not yet. Clay Buchholz was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain (retroactive to June 17) and Andrew Miller was called up from Pawtucket to start Monday night [...]

Reddick up, Crawford to the DL

After leaving last night’s game with what was diagnosed as a Grade 1 hamstring strain, which is the mildest, Carl Crawford was placed on the 15-day disabled list today and Josh Reddick was called up from Triple-A Pawtucket. It is a wise move to place Crawford on the DL since, even though it is a [...]

A myriad of Red Sox notes heading into interleague play; including Papelbon, Lowrie and Andrew Miller

By Jeff Louderback If history repeats itself, the Red Sox are about to embark on their annual lambasting of National League teams. Since 2003, Boston is a major league best 97-50 in interleague play, and this season the schedule favors the Red Sox. Over the next 15 games, Boston hosts Milwaukee and San Diego and [...]

DL stints would benefit Lowrie, Buchholz

By Jeff Louderback Jed Lowrie is likely headed to the disabled list after his left shoulder popped out of its socket during a swing in the first inning against David Price last night. Chances are, the versatile Drew Sutton will be called up to replace Lowrie. Sutton, who hit .290 (9-for-31) with six doubles for [...]

Andrew Miller to make Red Sox debut Monday against Padres, media reports indicate

By Jeff Louderback Andrew Miller, the 6-foot-7 power left-hander who dominated Triple-A hitters this season with Pawtucket, will be called up to the Red Sox and start on Monday against San Diego at Fenway Park, according to multiple media reports. The 26-year-old Miller had an opt-out clause in his contract that allowed him to leave [...]

Will it be Miller’s time tonight for Red Sox?

By Jeff Louderback What will the Red Sox do with Andrew Miller? Or, perhaps, a better question is, “What will Andrew Miller decide to do with the Red Sox?” The 26-year-old power left-hander, who struck out 10 and allowed one run and five hits over 5.1 innings last night against Charlotte (White Sox), has an [...]

A myriad of Red Sox minor league notes

As the Red Sox have the day off and prepare for a three-game series at Tropicana Field against the Tampa Bay Rays, here is a grab bag of Red Sox farm system notes: Catcher Michael McKenry, who was acquired from Colorado earlier this year, was traded to Pittsburgh for a player to named later or [...]

Stephen Fife named Eastern League Player of the Week

Stephen Fife, a right-handed pitcher for the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs, has been selected as the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for the week of June 6 to June 12.   The 24-year old Fife tossed a one-hit shutout over 6.1 scoreless innings against Richmond (Giants) last week, striking out seven and walking one. A third [...]

The inspirational story of former Red Sox prospect Anthony Rizzo gets more compelling with his Padres debut

By Jeff Louderback The best trades in baseball are the ones that benefit both teams. That was the case in the deal that sent first baseman Adrian Gonzalez from San Diego to Boston for highly touted prospects Casey Kelly, Anthony Rizzo and Reymond Fuentes last off-season. Knowing they would be unable to afford the slugging [...]

Bowden returns to Red Sox for third time this season

By Jeff Louderback Needing a fresh arm in the bullpen, the Red Sox called up right-hander Michael Bowden and optioned catcher Luis Exposito to Triple-A Pawtucket. Bowden will be available tonight in Toronto. In his first season as a full-time reliever, the 24-year-old Bowden is 2-2 with a 3.86 ERA and five saves in 20 appearances. [...]