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Roster Recap: The Humbling of Heath Hembree

Welcome to BP Boston’s Roster Recap series! We continue to break down every player on Boston’s 40-man roster and many of the top prospects in order to provide a comprehensive overview of the roster’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as what we can expect moving forward. There’s no better time than the offseason to review the best (there was some best!) and worst (there was...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Heath Hembree’s Mental Lapse Costs Boston In Loss To Mets

Throwing to a catcher isn’t the only job a pitcher has. Heath Hembree forgot that Sunday afternoon, and it ended up costing the Boston Red Sox. After entering in the seventh inning of a matchup with the New York Mets, Hembree forgot to keep tabs on baserunner David Murphy. Noticing this, Murphy took advantage, sprinting to second without a throw on Hembree’s first pitch. Michael...
August 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Heath Hembree Joins Red Sox With Craig Breslow On Paternity Leave List

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Right-handed reliever Heath Hembree joined the Red Sox before Friday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park. The Red Sox placed left-hander Craig Breslow on the paternity leave list, prompting Hembree’s call-up. Hembree, who was acquired in last season’s Jake Peavy trade, is making his third major...
June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Recall Heath Hembree, Option Robbie Ross Jr. To Pawtucket

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — The Red Sox made a minor tweak to their bullpen. The Red Sox recalled right-handed reliever Heath Hembree from Pawtucket before Saturday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park. Boston optioned left-handed reliever Robbie Ross Jr. to Triple-A to make room for Hembree on its 25-man roster. Ross, who...
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox recall RHP Wright, option RHP Hembree to Triple-A

BOSTON (AP) The Red Sox have recalled right-hander Steven Wright from Triple-A Pawtucket. Boston also optioned right-hander Heath Hembree to its top minor league affiliate before Monday night's game against Toronto. Wright joins the Red Sox for the second time this season after making the opening day roster. The 30-year-old knuckleballer pitched in one game, working the final five...
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April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox recall RHP Wright; RHP Hembree returns to Triple-A

BOSTON (AP) The Red Sox recalled right-hander Steven Wright from Triple-A Pawtucket before Monday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays. To make room for the 30-year old knuckleballer on the roster, the club optioned right-hander Heath Hembree to Pawtucket. Wright is up with the team for the second time this season after making the opening day roster. He pitched in one game, working...
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April 27, 2015  |  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

Is Heath Hembree the Closer of the Future for the Red Sox?

As you know, the Boston Red Sox traded Jake Peavy to the San Francisco Giants on Saturday. (And if you didn’t, check out our take on the trade.) In return, the Sox received two minor league pitchers, 25-year-old righty Heath Hembree and southpaw Edwin Escobar. Unlike Escobar, Hembree has pitched in the big leagues before (albeit just 7.2 innings last season as a September...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Heath Hembree the Next Great Giants Closer?

Closers are made, not born. That’s a mantra that has been repeated ever more frequently over the past few decades as the role of the closer has become more pronounced. The idea, of course, being that great closers aren’t drafted as such; they tend to be failed starting pitching prospects who get converted to the bullpen and see their stuff blossom with the limited innings. Mariano...
Via BaySportsNet
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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