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Christian Vazquez, Edwin Escobar Among Red Sox Primed For Winter Ball

BOSTON — Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo won’t be the only Red Sox player in winter ball this offseason. Red Sox manager John Farrell said before Thursday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park that catcher Christian Vazquez and left-handed pitcher Edwin Escobar also plan to play winter ball in some capacity. Bryce Brentz still is considering the idea, according...
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Edwin Escobar Goes For PawSox In Title Game

Edwin EscobarTonight, the Pawtucket Red Sox will try to become the best AAA team in the nation—as they face off against the PCL champ Omaha Storm Chasers. On the mound for the PawSox will be one of the assets Boston got back for Jake Peavy—Edwin Escobar. Only 22, the left-handed Escobar is projected to be a top of the rotation starter down the road, and is ranked #56 among all...
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September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

How Much (Extra) Credit Should We Give a Lefty Starter?

Edwin Escobar, who came from the Giants in the Jake Peavy deal, debuted with the Red Socks on Tuesday. One inning of work is not enough to know much other than perhaps velocity, but that point alone started a discussion. He sat just under 92 mph, and once you correct for his appearance coming out […]
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Heath Hembree Optioned To Pawtucket; Edwin Escobar Called Up To Red Sox

The link between pitchers Heath Hembree and Edwin Escobar extends beyond their inclusion in last month’s Jake Peavy trade. The Boston Red Sox optioned Hembree to Triple-A Pawtucket before Wednesday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Escobar was recalled from Pawtucket to take Hembree’s spot on the active roster. Hembree struggled in the 11th inning of the...
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Edwin Escobar Called Up By Red Sox; Heath Hembree Optioned To Pawtucket

Right-hander Heath Hembree certainly earned the respect of his teammates and coaches Saturday. It came at a price. Hembree threw 62 pitches over four shutout relief innings in the Boston Red Sox’s 5-4, 19-inning loss to the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium. The Red Sox, needing a fresh arm for Sunday’s series finale, optioned Hembree to Triple-A Pawtucket after the game. Left...
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Jake Peavy Traded To Giants: Who Did Red Sox Receive In Deadline Deal?

The Boston Red Sox traded pitcher Jake Peavy to the San Francisco Giants on Saturday in exchange for minor league pitchers Edwin Escobar and Heath Hembree. Peavy has been the subject of trade rumors for weeks — the St. Louis Cardinals also were reported to be interested in the right-hander — and a deal seemed inevitable. It really became a matter of what the Red Sox could get...
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Welcome, Jake Peavy

For the first time since 2009, Jake Peavy is headed back to the National League, and he’ll be in the same division he was before in the NL West. The San Francisco Giants are hoping to make another World Series run. On Saturday, the team traded for Jake Peavy of the Boston Red Sox. That’s because on Saturday the San Francisco Giants pulled off a trade to acquire the 2007 NL Cy...
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

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