Tag archive for ‘Mauro Gomez’

Mauro Gomez claimed off waivers by Blue Jays

By Jeff Louderback Mauro Gomez, the slugging corner infielder/DH who was named the International League’s Most Valuable Player last year while playing at Triple-A Pawtucket, was claimed off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays and was optioned to their IL Triple-A affiliate in Buffalo. Gomez was designated for assignment by the Red Sox to make [...]

Bradley makes Opening Day roster, Gomez designated for assignment

By Jeff Louderback Named to the club’s 25-man roster on Sunday, 22-year-old Jackie Bradley will become the first Boston Red Sox rookie to draw a starting assignment since Shea Hillenbrand in 2001. Bradley, who was a supplemental round pick out of the University of South Carolina in 2011, was expected to open the regular season [...]

Competition is on for backup first base/left field job

By Jeff Louderback Cleared to start baseball activities, Mike Napoli fielded 50 ground balls at first base during Red Sox spring training camp on Sunday. The right-handed hitting Napoli is slated to play first base when left-handers are on the mound, and there is competition for the role of a left-handed hitter who can play [...]

Internal candidates set for backup first base job with Red Sox

By Jeff Louderback By finalizing a one-year deal with Mike Napoli, the Boston Red Sox added a power-hitting right-handed bat at first base for 2013. Seeking a left-handed hitting complement, the club recently added 36-year-old Lyle Overbay. The question remains, “Will the Red Sox bring in another left-handed hitting candidate to play first base?” Overbay [...]

Red Sox sign Lyle Overbay to minor league deal

By Jeff Louderback Needing a left-handed bat to platoon with the right-handed hitting Mike Napoli at first base, the Boston Red Sox signed 36-year-old Lyle Overbay to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training on Thursday. According to multiple media reports, Overbay can opt out of the contract if he is not [...]

Red Sox ink Mark Hamilton to minor league deal, add to power depth at Pawtucket

By Jeff Louderback The Red Sox announced the signing of a left-handed hitting first baseman/outfielder on Friday, but the void for a player who fits that description on the 25-man roster remains. Mark Hamilton, who was a second round pick in 2006 out of Tulane University by the St. Louis Cardinals, signed a minor league [...]

Five potential first base trade targets for Red Sox

By Jeff Louderback With the debut of spring training six weeks away, the Boston Red Sox still do not have a starting first baseman. Their 40-man roster lacks a true first baseman since Mauro Gomez is best suited as a DH, David Ortiz is a DH and Jarrod Saltalamacchia has played just 40 Major League [...]

Mauro Gomez earns more MVP honors

By Jeff Louderback Along with versatile infielder Pedro Ciriaco, right-handed slugging first baseman/DH Mauro Gomez was a wise minor league free agent signing by Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington last offseason. The 28-year-old Gomez captured the International League MVP award and had a successful Major League debut with Boston. This offseason, he earned more [...]

Red Sox have chance to shape AL playoff picture

Showing signs of a pulse after taking the first two of a four-game series at Tropicana Field against the Tampa Bay Rays, the Boston Red Sox can continue impacting the landscape of the American League playoffs with six games with the Orioles, four with the Rays (including the final two of this series) and the [...]

Ciriaco delivers clutch RBI double in 3-2 Red Sox win

“This is the weakest roster we’ve ever had in September in the history of baseball,” Bobby Valentine told reporters earlier this week when asked if the team could use some reinforcements from Triple-A Pawtucket. Though his quote reflects the exaggeration he is prone to showcasing, Valentine is correct, to a degree. The current Red Sox [...]

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