Rangers Plan To Convert Former Red Sox Outfielder Che-Hsuan Lin Into Pitcher

The Texas Rangers announced Monday that they have signed Taiwan native Che-Hsuan Lin to a minor league contract. The Rangers have some unique plans for Lin, too, as Texas intends to convert the former Boston Red Sox outfielder into a pitcher this season, according to multiple reports. Lin, who was signed by the Red Sox as an amateur free agent in 2007, appeared in nine games with...
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Dealing With Just As Many Injuries This Year As Last, But 2013 Team Knows How to Turn Hardship Into Wins

The Red Sox just weathered another stretch where young replacements struggled on the big league stage, with Alex Wilson getting decimated in relief and Allen Webster slipping in his latest spot start. But no matter — Boston has the best record in the American League (and almost the majors) heading into Friday’s game. Something strange is happening with the team that calls Fenway...
July 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Daily Notes: Baseball Information for the Reader’s Enjoyment

Table of Contents Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes. 1. Three Notable Pacific Coast League Peformances 2. SCOUT Leaderboards: Triple-A Pacific Coast League 3. Today’s Notable Games (Including MLB.TV Free Game) 4. Today’s Game Odds, Translated into Winning Percentages Three Notable Pacific Coast League Peformances The leaderboards for the...
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April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Daily Notes: The PCL’s Very Earliest Top Performances

Table of Contents Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes. 1. SCOUT Leaderboards for the Pacific Coast League 2. Today’s Notable Games (Including MLB.TV Free Game) 3. Barely Necessary Footage: A.J. Griffin’s Changeup, As Reference 4. Today’s Game Odds, Translated into Winning Percentages SCOUT Leaderboards for the Pacific Coast League Considered...
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April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 World Baseball Classic Preview: Pool B

If Pool A in this year's WBC is relatively straightforward and boring, Pool B looks quite different. In this group, there's 2009 WBC runner-up Korea, there's one of the stronger international teams in Chinese Taipei, and there's Australia and the Netherlands, both of whom field fairly strong teams for non-traditional baseball countries. After the jump, let's break...
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February 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Full World Baseball Classic rosters announced

With much fanfare (and little attention), the provisional rosters for the 16 World Baseball Classic teams have been released. I'm not going to post the full rosters here, but will instead link to the WBC's website and note any interesting major leaguers or former major leaguers on each team's roster. POOL A Brazil. No major leaguers, but is managed by Hall of Famer...
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January 17, 2013  |  Discuss

No no no no no no no no no no no no no no

  The Dan Haren to Boston speculation is picking up, with Mike DiGiovanna of the LA Times adding this nugget (via MLBTradeRumors): The Angels might try to include Vernon Wells in a trade. DiGiovanna speculates they could ask for John Lackey in return, and even kick in some money to Boston. [Now return to the headline and read that 27 times in a row.] Hopefully this is LA-driven...
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November 01, 2012  |  Discuss

OF Che-Hsuan Lin Claimed off Waivers by Astros

Former Red Sox outfielder Che-Hsuan Lin was claimed off waivers by the Houston Astros on Friday, less than ten days after being designated for assignment by the Red Sox in a move to clear a 40-man roster spot for newly claimed pitcher Sandy Rosario. Lin, 24, was once regarded as a top Red Sox outfield [...]
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October 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Red Sox Claim Rosario off Waivers; Designate Lin

It appears Boston's version of Lin-sanity is over as the Boston Red Sox have designated Che-Hsuan Lin for assignment to make room for Sandy Rosario who was claimed off waivers from the Miami Marlins on Wednesday. Here's the release from the Red Sox: BOSTON, MA - The Boston Red Sox today claimed right-handed pitcher Sandy Rosario off waivers from the Miami Marlins and designated...
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October 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Red Sox claim RHP Rosario off waivers from Marlins

The Boston Red Sox have claimed right-handed reliever Sandy Rosario off waivers and designated outfielder Che-Hsuan Lin for assignment. Rosario was claimed from the Miami Marlins on Wednesday. In four games for them this season, he gave up six runs in three innings. He has pitched in 10 major league games, all with Miami during the last three seasons. Rosario made 25 relief appearances...
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October 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Red Sox Claim Rosario, DFA Lin

The Red Sox have claimed relief pitcher Sandy Rosario off of waivers from the Marlins.  Che-Hsuan Lin was designated for assignment to make room for Rosario on the 40-man roster.
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October 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Bobby Valentine Indirectly Calls Jacoby Ellsbury Platoon Player, Defends Decision to Sit Him on Monday

There were two gaping holes in the Red Sox lineup on Monday. Without Dustin Pedroia and Jacoby Ellsbury, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine came under fire for fielding a lineup comprised of mostly minor leaguers. Pedroia's absence was obvious, considering he suffered a broken left finger. Valentine, however, never explained Ellsbury's situation, especially after he played in...
October 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Red Sox Simply Playing Out Their Hand as Depleted Lineup Inches Closer to Season's End

Editor's note: is going to tell the story of the 2012 Red Sox in Bobby Valentine's words. Each game day, we will select a Valentine quote that sums up the day for the Red Sox. The Red Sox are fielding weaker lineups by the day. With Dustin Pedroia and Jacoby Ellsbury out, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine was forced to start six players -- Pedro Ciriaco, Mauro Gomez...
October 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Anibal Sanchez Victorio

Anibal Sanchez threw a complete game shutout with four baserunners and 10 Ks.  I told you to draft him! (Then drop him.)  Shut up, Parenthetical, you know-it-all.  (That’s kinda harsh.)  This is exactly what I expected from Anibal (in the NL).  Seriously, Parenthetical, let me get a train of thought out here.  (My bad).  If there was one pitcher I said to draft this year...
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September 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Linsanity Comes to Fenway Park as Red Sox Start Rookie Center Fielder

Everyday it seems like a new lineup for the Red Sox, who not only are juggling things around trying to deal with injuries and find a winning combination, but also making their best effort to appease the veterans while still giving the rookies a chance to show off their skills. On that note, the Red Sox are still without center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury, who wanted to play on Tuesday...
September 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Beat Farming: Pawsox are champions of the International League

The Pawtucket Red Sox have won the 2012 Governors' Cup Championship after sweeping the Charlotte Knights in the 5-game series last night. At least some team in the organization has won a championship. This is Pawtucket's first title since 1984. Mike Rivera singled home Danny Valencia in the 2nd to give the Pawsox an early 1-0 lead. Two batters later, Che-Hsuan Lin drove...
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September 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Beat Farming: Pawsox blank Knights, take commanding 2-0 lead

The Pawtucket Red Sox are now one game away from being crowned champions of the International League after their 2-0 shutout of the Charlotte Knights. Zach Stewart didn't give Charlotte anything to work with in his 6 innings of work. Stewart scattered just 4 hits, walked 1, and struck out 4 in his outing. Pedro Beato pitched the next 1 1/3 innings, gave up no hits and pitched...
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September 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Beat Farming: Pawsox advance to Governors' Cup final with 7-1 win

The Pawtucket Red Sox have advanced to the Governors' Cup final (final round of IL Playoffs) with their 7-1, game 4 victory over the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees. The Pawsox jumped out to an early and permanent lead as they scored all 7 runs in the 2nd inning. Danny Valencia had the most notable contribution, a 3-run homer for his first of the playoffs. Pawsox pitching...
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September 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Beat Farming: Scranton walks off with win, Pawsox lead 2-1

The Pawsox held onto their 2-0, then 3-0 lead for 7 innings before blowing the series winner in the 8th and 9th innings. Bryce Brentz and Mike Rivera hit back-to-back solo homers for the Pawsox to give them the 2-0 in the 2nd inning. Pawtucket held that lead and increased it to 3-0 in the 8th on a J.C. Linares RBI triple. Starting pitcher, Billy Buckner (don't read too much...
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September 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Beat Farming: Farm system catches Sox fever; everyone loses

Who has the time to keep up with all of the Sox' minor league teams? We'll do all the work to keep you updated with the beat on the farm. Notable Performances: Nate Spears (3B): 2-for-4, RBI Che-Hsuan Lin (CF): 2-for-4, BB Box Score Click here for Pawtucket Red Sox playoff tickets. Box Seats $11 | General admission $7/Adults, $5/children ...
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September 03, 2012  |  Discuss

What Will the 2013 Red Sox Look Like?

The phrase “fire sale” has been frequently heard in the same sentence as “Red Sox” this weekend, as the trade that sent Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto to the Dodgers had the tenor of one that gutted the team, and looking at their starting lineup on Sunday only reinforced that notion. But while the rest of 2012 may feature a slide not seen in New...
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August 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Red Sox win, but the talk is about Ortiz

BOSTON - The Red Sox hung on for a win at Fenway Park Sunday, but much of the talk before and after the 8-6 victory over the Royals centered around David Ortiz and the likelihood the slugger will return to the disabled list Monday and could be shut down for the season. That, in turn, could mean the DH has played his final game with the Red Sox. Ortiz, who returned Friday night...
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August 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Red Sox 8, Royals 6

BOSTON - Beleaguered Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine, ejected in the fifth inning of Sunday's game at Fenway Park, wasn't around to see his two newest players help his team to an 8-6 win over the Royals. First baseman James Loney, the lone major leaguer acquired from the Dodgers in the weekend's mega-deal, singled home the tying run in the fifth inning, and reliever...
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August 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Red Sox make room for Loney, call up Beato

The Boston Red Sox made room for newly acquired first baseman James Loney by optioning outfielder Che-Hsuan Lin to Class AAA Pawtucket, the team announced Sunday. The Red Sox also recalled right-handed reliever Pedro Beato from Pawtucket. Loney was acquired Saturday in a blockbuster trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The move sent first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, outfielder Carl...
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August 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Abreu's single gives Royals 10-9 win over Red Sox in 12 innings

BOSTON – It took them a little longer, but the Kansas City Royals held on to beat the Boston Red Sox 10-9 in 12 innings Saturday night at Fenway Park. Junichi Tazawa took the loss for the Red Sox, falling to 0-1. With two outs in the 12th, Tazawa walked Jeff Francouer, who took third on Eric Hosmer’s double and scored on Tony Abreu’s single to left with the go-ahead run....
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August 26, 2012  |  Discuss
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