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It’s back to Triple-A for Steven Wright.
The Red Sox announced that Wright, who dazzled in relief on Thursday, was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket to make room for the newly acquired Matt Thornton.
Wright pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings out of the bullpen against the Mariners on Thursday, but the Red Sox acquired Thornton in a trade with the White Sox on Friday. Boston sent minor league outfielder Brandon Jacobs to Chicago in exchange for Thornton and cash.
There’s a chance that Wright could return to the Red Sox after the All-Star break, as manager John Farrell didn’t rule out the knuckleballer making a big league start. For now, though, he’ll rejoin Pawtucket, where he’s in the midst of a 17 2/3-inning scoreless streak.
Thornton joined the Red Sox in Oakland on Saturday.
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Red Sox Acquire Reliever Matt Thornton From White Sox for Outfielder Brandon Jacobs (nesn.com)
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The Boston Red Sox were quick to add another lefty to the bullpen before the All-Star Break. As Gordon Edes reported for ESPN Boston, the Red Sox acquired left-hander Matt Thornton from the White Sox for minor leaguer Brandon Jacobs on Friday.
With the devastating loss of Andrew Miller, the only lefty in the Sox’ pen at the time was Craig Breslow. By adding Thornton...
The Boston Red Sox have decided to option right-handed reliever Steven Wright to their Triple-A Pawtucket minor league affiliate. Wright, who was recalled just a few days ago, earned his first win with the big league club after tossing a solid 5 2/3 scoreless innings in long relief. Look for Wright to get another opportunity down the road this season.
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Boston could always use another Thornton, right?
The Red Sox acquired reliever Matt Thornton, along with cash considerations, from the White Sox on Friday in exchange for minor league outfielder Brandon Jacobs. The deal — like any trade, really — carries some risk, but not enough to reconsider the addition of a potentially valuable left-hander to a bullpen in flux.
It was no...
The Red Sox, getting a jump on the bullpen market, announced on Friday night the acquisition of left-hander Matt Thornton and cash from the White Sox for minor-league outfielder Brandon Jacobs.
Thornton, who turns 37 on Sept. 15, will give the Sox a second left-handed reliever to go with Craig Breslow. Andrew Miller is out for the season due to a left-foot injury, and another lefty...
New Red Sox reliever Matt Thornton
The Red Sox made a fairly important move tonight by acquiring White Sox left-handed relief pitcher Matt Thornton. Thornton is 0-3 with a 3.86 ERA in 40 appearances for the White Sox this season. He is a solid lefty arm that will be added to a severely depleted bullpen. After the injury to Andrew Miller and the ineffectiveness of Andrew Bailey...
The Red Sox acquired left-handed reliever Matt Thornton last night in exchange for outfield prospect Brandon Jacobs. As I mentioned last night Thornton is an important get for a depleted Red Sox bullpen. Thornton will be more of a left-handed specialist for the Sox going forward (lefties have a career .229 career BA vrs. Thornton and a .173 average this season.) He has been...
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The Red Sox did not wait until closer to the trade deadline to
improve their bullpen. On Friday night they obtained lefthander Matt
Thornton from the White Sox in exchange for Double A outfielder Brandon...
The Chicago White Sox and Boston Red Sox have made a deal. Not a deal of huge proportions, but the Red Sox did acquire former All-Star reliever Matt Thornton along with cash considerations in exchange for minor league outfielder Brandon Jacobs.
The Red Sox have added a lefty arm for the stretch drive while the White Sox have officially begun their tear down. Thornton is 0-3 with...
Earlier tonight, the White Sox made the first of what could be more than a couple of trades in the coming weeks. Long-time Sox reliever and left-hander Matt Thornton was sent to the Boston Red Sox and AA outfielder Brandon Jacobs. The White Sox also sent $750K to Boston, meaning the Red Sox will have to pay the bulk of Thornton’s remaining $3.5 million dollar contract.
The Red Sox took the first step toward shoring up their embattled bullpen Friday, acquiring left-handed reliever Matt Thornton from the White Sox.
Thornton fills a serious need for the Red Sox, as Andrew Miller‘s injury last week left Craig Breslow as the only southpaw remaining in the Boston bullpen.
Miller, whose impending foot surgery will likely put him out for the remainder...
It took a single extra inning but the Red Sox took 3 out of 4 games against the Mariners in Seattle. The team rallied from a 4 run deficit in the 3rd inning and won 8-7 in what was a battle of offense. Here are the stars of the game:
Star 3: Brad Miller
Miller, who hit at the top of the lineup for the Mariners did everything a mannager would want...
The Red Sox, continuing their search for bullpen help, are maintaining contact with the White Sox and Brewers about possible trades, according to major league sources.
The White Sox, sources say, are actively shopping two potential free agents, lefty Matt Thornton and righty Matt Lindstrom. The team, however, is unlikely to trade its closer, right-hander Addison Reed, who is under...