Post archive for ‘Red Sox 2012 Regular Season’

Bullpen, controversial call contribute to 7-5 Red Sox loss to Tigers

By Jeff Louderback The Red Sox could have departed Detroit with three wins in the four-game series. Instead, they returned to Boston with three losses, two of which saw the bullpen – especially Andrew Bailey – implode. On Sunday, the Red Sox owned a 4-3 lead entering the bottom of the seventh after Felix Doubront [...]

Middlebrooks’ return leads to utility role for Iglesias

By Jeff Louderback Should the Red Sox have left Will Middlebrooks on his rehab assignment in Pawtucket a bit longer? The 24-year-old third baseman, who was activated from the disabled list on Monday after recovering from a lower back strain, was 1-for-7 with an RBI single in Boston’s 10-8 victory in 14 innings at Tampa [...]

Franklin Morales roughed up in rehab start

By Jeff Louderback In need of rotation depth, the Boston Red Sox are stretching out Franklin Morales as a starter in his rehab assignment. The 27-year-old left-hander had pitched well until Saturday, when he allowed five runs, three hits and three walks in four innings in Triple-A Pawtucket’s 6-3 loss to Indianapolis, the Pittsburgh Pirates’ [...]

Lavarnway summoned from Pawtucket to replace Ross

By Jeff Louderback Next season, the Red Sox catching tandem could consist of veteran David Ross and top prospect Ryan Lavarnway. As for now,the 25-year-old Lavarnway has replaced Ross on the 25-man roster since the latter was placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list. The 36-year-old Ross suffered concussion symptoms in Saturday’s game against the [...]

X-rays negative for Victorino, cleared to play on Tuesday

By Jeff Louderback Shane Victorino, who was sidelined with a back ailment earlier this month, was pulled from Sunday’s game against Toronto at Fenway Park when he collided with the right field wall chasing a home run ball. The Red Sox announced on Monday that the 32-year-old outfielder was cleared to play again after X-rays [...]

Red Sox summon De La Torre from Pawtucket

By Jeff Louderback Jose De La Torre, who was acquired last season from Cleveland for utility man Brent Lillibridge, was called up from Triple-A Pawtucket to give the ragged Red Sox bullpen a fresh arm. To make room for De La Torre on the 40-man roster, Joel Hanrahan was placed on the 60-day disabled list. [...]

Morales to make rehab appearance on Wednesday

By Jeff Louderback With Felix Doubront now in the bullpen and Alfredo Aceves at Pawtucket, the Boston Red Sox can benefit from additional starting pitching depth. Franklin Morales, who has occupied the disabled list all season with shoulder soreness and a pectoral strain, is slated to make a two-inning rehab appearance at Double-A Portland on [...]

Top prospects Cecchini, Marrero combine for seven hits

By Jeff Louderback With Will Middlebrooks and Jose Iglesias establishing themselves, and Xander Bogaerts rapidly ascending the farm system, the Red Sox are well-stocked with promising infielders for the long term. Two additional names with whom Red Sox fans will become more familiar combined for seven hits in advanced Single-A Salem’s 7-6 win over the [...]

Clay Buchholz wraps up exceptional spring training

By Jeff Louderback For the Boston Red Sox to secure a post-season berth in 2013, they need Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz to re-emerge as frontline starters. So far, so good this spring. Lester was 3-0 with a 0.75 ERA in 24 innings, limiting opposing hitters to a .101 average with 20 strikeouts, four walks [...]

Red Sox need production from Victorino

By Jeff Louderback When the Boston Red Sox inked Shane Victorino to a three-year, $39 million deal over the offseason, eyebrows were raised about the total salary commitment. The 32-year-old Victorino struggled through an injury-plagued 2012 campaign (including a nagging hand ailment) that limited him to a .255 average, 11 home runs and a .704 [...]

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