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For the first time in years, the Pawtucket Red Sox have been fortunate to have several young pitching prospects help their club to form one of the better rotations in all of Triple-A baseball. Two pitchers in Anthony Ranaudo and Allen Webster have impressed Pawsox fans at times this season with their electric stuff and both could play an important role in the future in the Red Sox starting rotation. Pawsox catcher Dan Butler has had the opportunity to work with both Ranaudo and Webster this year and has a lot of praise for both of them. Butler spoke to CLNSRadio.com on Monday and had this to say about the Pawsox two young starters and more. Ranaudo DB:“He is a power pitcher. They both are but Ranaudo’s is going right after guys and attacking hitters. He is doing a good job at throwing his secondary stuff for strikes. Last year, he didn’t throw his changeup much and this year it’s an effective pitch now. There is progress with that. Webster DB: “He is going after hitters and is getting strike one, getting ahead in the count.” “He is able to throw both of secondary and throws all of this three…
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With a flurry of roster moves expected today with the Boston Red Sox, the Pawtucket Red Sox are experiencing a different feel around McCoy Stadium without Xander Bogaerts in tonight's lineup. Bogaerts, according to multiple reports has called up to the majors in an effort help with the Red Sox offense in their attempt to win the AL East divison. Pawsox manager Gary DiSarcina...
Boston Red Sox first baseman David Ortiz has left the game against the San Francisco Giants in the fifth inning because of tightness in his lower back.
Ortiz was hitless in three at bats in Boston's 12-1 win on Wednesday, striking out his last two times. He came out of the game following the top of the fifth inning and was replaced by Mike Napoli.
Ortiz entered the day batting...
Boston Red Sox right-hand pitcher, Ryan Dempster, was suspended by MLB for five games and fined an undisclosed amount on Tuesday for hitting New York Yankees third baseman, Alex Rodriguez, with a pitch on Sunday at Fenway Park.
Dempster was the first pitcher to be accused of throwing at A-Rod following his 211 game suspension in the Biogenesis scandal.
Dempster denied it was intentional...
Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz doesn't approve of the fact that teammate Ryan Dempster decided to hit troubled New York Yankees third basemen Alex Rodriguez with a fastball in Sunday's game between the two bitter rivals.It took Dempster four pitches before he was finally able to nail Rodriguez in his midsection. And it led to both benches clearing once the dirty deed...
Brock Holt has been doing some yo-yoing between Pawtucket and the big leagues this season, and that can’t be an easy adjustment for a young player. But with his latest demotion to make room for top prospect Xander Bogaerts, Holt made sure to give mention to the guy who helped him fit in: David Ortiz.
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Ryan Dempster you lose.
ESPN is reporting that Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster has been suspended five games for throwing at Alex Rodriguez over the weekend.
Ryan Dempster five-game suspension for throwing at A-Rod. #yankees #redsox
— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) August 20, 2013
Ryan Dempster of course was mad about Rodriguez juicing and still being allowed to play while suspended...
There’s still a lot of talk swirling around Ryan Dempster’s five-day paid suspension. Obviously the Yankees don’t think it’s harsh enough. And before the suspension was dealt, John Farrell didn’t even think it was going to happen.
But as it turns out, Demspter’s suspension is pretty standard.
Writer Marc Normandin of Over the Monster...
Major League Baseball let Boston Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster know they'll handle Alex Rodriguez's punishment on their own with no need for vigilante acts suspending Dempster five games for intentionally hitting the New York Yankees slugger Sunday night.
Dempster who was also fined an undisclosed amount was not ejected from the game Sunday after hitting Rodriguez in the...
The Boston Red Sox traded Jose Iglesias to the Detroit Tigers at the trade deadline in a three-team deal that brought them Jake Peavy. The main reason Boston had the luxury of making such a move to bolster their rotation is 20-year-old prospect Xander Bogaerts. Red Sox manager John Farrell has announced that Bogaerts will […]
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The Boston Red Sox are looking forward to the day, in the near future, when Clay Buchholz returns to the big league starting rotation and the light at the end of the tunnel is getting closer.
Buchholz is likely to start for one of Boston’s minor league teams on Sunday while he works to come back from a right bursa sac strain. This comes on the heal...
Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster wasn’t ejected from Sunday night’s game against the Yankees, even after he appeared to throw at Alex Rodriguez multiple times before plunking the Yankees third baseman on a 3-0 pitch. Dempster wasn’t as lucky, however, when it came to discipline from the league.
Major League Baseball announced Tuesday that Dempster has been suspended five games...
Two weeks ago the Red Sox defended their decision to recall Will Middlebrooks by insisting he had made enough improvements during a six-week demotion.
Still the burden of proof was on Middlebrooks.
Well making his 11th consecutive start here today after returning from Triple A Middlebrooks belted a two-run homer in the second inning that started the Red Sox on their way to a 12...
Newly acquired Brayan Villarreal walked in the winning run in a
bases-loaded, bottom-of-the-ninth situation Monday night in San Francisco,
giving the Giants a 3-2 win over the Red Sox. (US Presswire photo)
Faces both old and new graced the Red Sox dugout Tuesday night at AT&T Park in San Francisco as the Sox squared off against...
After a late night battle with the Yankees, the Red Sox traveled 3000 miles Monday to San Francisco to take on the Giants.
It would have been understandable if the Sox came out flat, but it looked as if it was the Giants that were jet lagged.
Sox starter Jon Lester (11-7) was dominant, hurling 8 1/3 strong innings, scattering six hits and striking...