Posted July 04, 2012 on AP on Fox
James Loney was in the Red Sox lineup and playing first base on Sunday, a day after he was acquired from Los Angeles in the trade that unloaded Josh Beckett, Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and more than $250 million in salaries on the Dodgers. The Red Sox also optioned outfielder Che-Hsuan Lin to Triple-A Pawtucket and recalled right-handed pitcher Pedro Beato from Pawtucket. Loney, 28, is a career .284 hitter who is batting .254 with four home runs and 33 RBI this season. Lin, 23, was recalled Saturday for his third stint with the Red Sox this season. Beato was acquired by the Red Sox from the Mets on Aug. 16, completing the trade for catcher Kelly Shoppach.

Your Morning Dump...where more players could hit the DL

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Aceves Blows Lester's Nice Start

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The ripple effect of the Daniel Bard decision

The choice to make Daniel Bard a starter may have had farther reaching consequences for the Boston Red Sox It’s an old adage that the waves made by a stone hitting the water are larger the further you get away from the source and that this applies to the decision’s made not concerning rocks and still lakes. The Boston Red Sox are currently paying because of the waves created...

Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy Dance in NESN Booth After Red Sox-A's Game (GIF)

Sometimes, you just gotta let loose. That's what NESN announcers Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy did after the Red Sox' loss to Oakland on Monday night, and luckily for us the cameras were rolling. You could say that they were dancing, but that's a very liberal definition of the word. In any case, it's awesome, so check out the latest hijinks from the two in the animation below.

Red Sox Offense Finding a Valley in a Season of Mostly Peaks

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Cody Ross Proves to Be a Quick Healer in Return From Foot Injury (Video)

Cody Ross spent a couple of the best years of his career in the Bay Area, coming over to the San Francisco Giants in a midseason 2010 trade. Of course, Ross played a huge role to helping to Giants to their first World Series title since they switched coasts, and he clearly has some pleasant memories of his time in the shadow of the Bay Bridge. Playing Monday night on the opposite...

Red Sox Live Blog: Daisuke Matsuzaka Set to Oppose Young Athletics Stud Jarrod Parker

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Yankees Claim McDonald from Red Sox

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Happy 4th of July From Red Sox and Fenway West!

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Red Sox release Bobby Jenks- White Sox release Will Ohman

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New York Yankees @ Boston Red Sox Pitching Matchups: 7/6-7/8

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Video: Congrats To Big Papi On 400 Career Home Runs

In the 4th inning of Wednesday afternoon's loss to the Oakland Athletics, Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz made a little history when he hit the 400th home run of his career off of A's rookie A.J. Griffin. {mp4remote}{/mp4remote} Big Papi is the 49th player in MLB history to hit at least 400...

Yankees claim Darnell McDonald off waivers

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