Found May 03, 2012 on Ted's Army:

6a01310f9ede0b970c0168e9b986f9970cWho has the time to keep up with all of the Sox minor league teams? We'll do all the work to keep you updated with the beat on the farm.

Pawsoxmay2Mark Melancon is doing all he can to get that phone call to re-join the Boston Red Sox. Including last night, Melancon has pitched in 6 2/3 innings over 6 appearances, allowing 4 hits, 0 runs, and has struck out 11 batters. I'm sure this is a big confidence boost, but Melancon has been in this situation before and the Red Sox are going to make him earn his roster spot back.

Notable Performances:

Daniel Nava (LF): 2-for-4, double, triple, 2 RBI

Che-Hsuan Lin (CF): 2-for-4, double

Nate Spears (3B): 1-for-4, solo HR (1)

Mark Melancon: 2 IP, 0 H, 3 K

Box Score

Seadogsmay2Notable Performances:

Reynaldo Rodriguez (1B): 2-for-4, solo HR (2), 2 R

Ronald Bermudez (CF): 1-for-3, double

Brock Huntzinger (RP): 2 IP, 0 H, 3 K, 1 BB

Box Score

Salemmay2Notable Performances:

Xander Bogaerts (SS): 1-for-4, double, 2 RBI

Brandon Workman (SP): 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 6 K

Andrew Jones (RP): 2 IP, 0 H, 1 K

Ruben Flores (RP): 1 IP, 0 H, 1 K

Box Score

Drivemay2Notable Performances:

Jose Vinicio (SS): 1-for-3, triple, RBI, run

Cody Koback (CF): 1-for-3, walk

Box Score


Red Sox place 3B Kevin Youkilis on 15-day DL

The Red Sox have placed third baseman Kevin Youkilis on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained back. Boston made the move Wednesday and also promoted Triple-A prospect Will Middlebrooks to take Youkilis' roster spot. Youkilis had been a late scratch the past three days, and manager Bobby Valentine said he has improved but wouldn't have been able to play for at least...

Red Sox Call Up Aaron Cook From Pawtucket

We all knew that the Boston Red Sox were going to call up Aaron Cook from Triple-A Pawtucket. Well now the move is official. To make room for Cook on the 40-man roster, Carl Crawford was moved to the 60-day DL. Jose Iglesias was optioned to the PawSox to make room for Cook on the 25-man roster. Here's the full release from the Red Sox: The Boston Red Sox today selected...

Felix Doubront's Tough Start Is a Reminder He's Still a Rookie, Adjusting With Each Start

BOSTON –– It's normal to forget that Felix Doubront is a rookie. Prior to Tuesday's 5-3 loss, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine recognized the fact. In Doubront's first four stats, the lefty was arguably the most effective pitcher in the rotation, having allowed 10 runs over 22 innings. For a rookie –– a first-time, full-time starter –– there will be shortcomings...

Lars Anderson Demoted to Triple-A, No Corresponding Move Has Been Announced

BOSTON –– Lars Anderson is heading back down to Triple-A. After Tuesday's 5-3 loss against the Athletics, Anderson was summoned into Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine's office. Shortly after the conversation, the first baseman and outfielder started cleaning out his locker. The Red Sox haven't announced a corresponding move for Anderson. General manager Ben Cherington...

Red Sox minor leaguer Price suspended for 50 games

Boston Red Sox pitcher Mathew Price has been suspended for 50 games for a second violation for a drug of abuse under the minor league drug program. A 22-year-old right-hander from Virginia Tech taken in the eighth round of the 2010 amateur draft, Price had made one appearance this season for Class A Greenville of the South Atlantic League. He had been on the disabled list since...

Aaron Cook to Start Saturday While Josh Beckett Deals With Lat Muscle Stiffness

BOSTON –– Aaron Cook has received his promotion. Now, he'll be rewarded with a start Saturday against the Orioles. Before Wednesday's game against Oakland, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine announced that Josh Beckett –– who was originally slated to start Saturday –– was experiencing stiffness in his right lat muscle. "Josh is going to just miss that one start...

Daniel Nava Still King of Dazzling Red Sox Debuts Despite Will Middlebrooks' Hot Start (Video)

Will Middlebrooks impressed in his first appearance in the major leagues, but how does he stack up to other memorable Red Sox debuts of the past? NESN Nation's Dan Duquette set out to find what our Twitter followers thought of the third baseman's first game and how it compared to Daniel Nava's. Turns out, hitting a grand slam on the first pitch you see in the bigs is...

Destination Red Sox Nation - 5/3

Destination Red Sox Nation is our look at how the minor league teams of the Boston Red Sox fare each night. Game story and box score links as well as links to team rosters, team stats and league standings can be found by clicking on the read more button below if you're on the home page. If you would like to listen to any of the Red Sox minor league affiliates' games...

Red Sox Sign Mark Prior and Give Cook a Start

The Red Sox have signed pitcher Mark Prior and plan to have him stay in Fort Myers to build up arm strength.  If Prior can get his form back it will give Valentine some more options in the rotation.  In other Red Sox news, Aaron Cook will start Saturday in place of Beckett who will be pushed back a day.

Red Sox News & Notes - 5/4

The cold, damp weather plus some good pitching in the last two games hasn't been kind to the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park this week. And it's not expected to change until Sunday at the earliest. The weather that is. Hopefully the weather along with some good Red Sox pitching cools off the surprising Baltimore Orioles who come to the Fens for a three-game weekend set....

Red Sox, Orioles Acting Like Last Year Never Happened With Businesslike Attitudes Early (Video)

Where's the fire? Why aren't emotions running wild? So far, the Red Sox and Orioles seem to be playing like the two professional baseball teams that they are and not bitter rivals with a history of some tense matchups. Which is fine, we guess. Just a little unexpected. NESN Nation's Dan Duquette figured that the emotions of last season might carry over a little bit more...

Will Middlebrook’s first MLB game LiveBlog

It would be criminal not to liveblog Will Middlebrooks’s first MLB game, so here it is! /**/  

Stick In The Middlebrooks With Youk

Will Middlebrooks was called up to step between his brother, Donnybrook, Bobby Valentine and Youuuuuuuuuk.  Youuuuuuuuuk said, “Ow, my back hurts, I need the DL,” Valentine said, “Just wrap yourself in lavash, that makes everything better.”  Donnybrook erupted in a public place because of needling from Sawx fans and Will Middlebrooks hits a lot of homers in the minors...

Sox Offense Sputtering to Start May

Adrian Gonzalez throwing a bat down after striking out with two outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh.  The All-Star first baseman has had trouble at the plate lately, hitless in his last 11 at-bats.  Following a six-game winning streak which saw the Boston Red Sox score 45 runs against the Minnesota Twins and Chicago White Sox, the offense has fallen off...
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