2015 Red Sox Opening Day Roster

From the Boston Red Sox: BOSTON, MA-The Boston Red Sox set their 2015 Opening Day 25-man roster by making the following moves: Right-handed pitcher Koji Uehara was placed on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to March 27) with a left hamstring strain, and left-handed pitcher Edwin Escobar was placed on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to March 29) with left elbow inflammation...
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April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Agree To Terms With Mookie Betts, 20 Others On 2015 Contracts

This embed is invalid" /> All players on the Boston Red Sox’s major league roster now officially are under contract for 2015. The Red Sox announced Sunday that they have agreed to terms with 21 players on one-year contracts for the 2015 season. The list includes: Matt Barnes, RHP Edwin Escobar, LHP Heath Hembree, RHP Joe Kelly, RHP Tommy Layne, LHP...
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March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Reports: Rusney Castillo, Nine Others Set For Red Sox Rookie Program

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox Rookie Development Program kicks off next week. There are expected to be 10 participants at this year’s event. Rusney Castillo, Mookie Betts, Blake Swihart, Eduardo Rodriguez, Heath Hembree, Edwin Escobar, Brian Johnson, Zeke Spruill, Sean Coyle and Henry Ramos are scheduled to participate, according to...
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January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Prospects to Know: Left-Handed Pitchers

The “Prospects To Know” series continues with the Red Sox top left-handed pitching prospects, highlighted by a strong quartet of lefty prospects in the upper minors. Henry Owens delivers a pitch for Portland. Photo by Kelly O’Connor, sittingstill.smugmug.com Henry Owens Owen’s 2014 season cemented his status as the top pitching prospect in the Red Sox system. He dominated...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Bochy: Peavy trade was best in-season move of 2014

Only time will tell just how good the Jake Peavy trade was for the Boston Red Sox. The San Francisco Giants sure aren’t complaining. The Red Sox traded a struggling Peavy to the Giants back in July in exchange for pitching prospects Heath Hembree and Edwin Escobar. Peavy turned his season around, guided the Giants to the postseason and contributed toward San Francisco nabbing...
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December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

3 Reasons to continue watching the 2014 Red Sox

Jorge CamargoContributing WriterAfter beating the the O's one last time for this season, the Red Sox currently hold a 68-88 record. Since the Bobby Valentine season ended with a 69-93 record, it seems very unlikely that this year the Red Sox will end with a worse record. After all, the 2014 squad did better that the 2012 Red Sox. Since the Red Sox are not making it to the playoffs...
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September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Recall Rusney Castillo, Five Others From Triple-A Pawtucket

The Boston Red Sox on Wednesday recalled six players from Triple-A Pawtucket. Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo was among those called up before Wednesday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. Outfielder Bryce Brentz, third baseman Garin Cecchini, catcher/first baseman Ryan Lavarnway, left-handed pitcher Edwin Escobar and right-handed pitcher Heath Hembree also joined...
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

PawSox Fall To Storm Chasers 4-2 In Triple-A National Championship

Rusney Castillo smacked his first professional home run, but it wasn’t enough to lead the Pawtucket Red Sox to a win. The PawSox fell to the Omaha Storm Chasers 4-2 in the Triple-A National Championship in Charlotte, N.C., on Tuesday night, marking the second time in three years that they’ve won the International League Governors’ Cup and failed to win it all. Still, the PawSox...
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Has Jake Peavy been So Much Better with the Giants?

#454451038 / gettyimages.com Since coming to the Giants in the July 26st trade that sent Prospects Edwin Escobar and Heath Hembree to the Red Sox Jake Peavy has been nothing but incredible. Team W L ERA FIP WHIP K/9 BB/9 AVG HR/FB BOS 1 9 4.72 4.80 1.43 7.26 3.34 .273 12.6% SFG 4 4 2.36 3.00 1.09 6.58 2.03 .240 3...
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September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Garin Cecchini’s Walk-Off Single In 10th Lifts PawSox To Playoff Win

The Pawtucket Red Sox opened their International League semifinal playoff series against the Syracuse Chiefs with a dramatic win at McCoy Stadium. Garin Cecchini lifted the PawSox to a 2-1 win Wednesday with a walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th inning. Pawtucket leads the series 1-0 with Game 2 scheduled to be played Thursday night. Edwin Escobar, who was acquired from the...
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September 03, 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 […]
Via Fangraphs
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...
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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...
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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

Red Sox Trades Could Come Fast and Furious

Literally and figuratively, the Boston Red Sox aren’t the Houston Astros. Nor are they the Chicago Cubs. Though the 2013 World Series champions are mired in the American League East basement and could remain there by season’s end, they will be in prime position to emerge as a formidable World Series contender in 2015 because of their deep farm system, a group of talented core...
Via Baseball News Source
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Trade Deadline Report: Boston Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox appeared to be on their way to a turnaround after they rattled off 8 of 9 wins including a 14-1 drubbing of the Toronto Blue Jays. They have since followed that up with four straight losses and have once again drifted back into obscurity in the AL East. As the deadline approaches, the Red Sox appear to be headed in a seller status and the moves have already begun...
Via Total Sports Live
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox reportedly pursuing Matt Kemp

After a move that sent Jake Peavy to the San Francisco Giants on Saturday afternoon, the Boston Red Sox are continuing to listen to more offers as the trade deadline approaches. The Sox acquired right handed pitcher Heath Hembree and lefty Edwin Escobar from the Giants. Hembree was the No.7 ranked prospect in the Giants’ minor league system while Escobar was their No. 2 prospect...
Via The Garbage Time
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants Trade Two Prospects for Jake Peavy

It has just been announced that the San Francisco Giants have traded #2 prospects Edwin Escobar (3-8, 5.11 ERA, 1.49 WHIP at Triple-A Fresno) and #11 prospect Heath Hembree (1-3, 3.89 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 18 SV at Triple-A Fresno) for Jake Peavy (1-9, 4.72 ERA, 4.81 ERA and 1.427 WHIP).This trade will reunite Bruce Bochy and Jake Peavy after 8 years. Bochy was Peavy’s manager for...
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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

The Jake Peavy Deal: Giants and Red Sox Make Win-Win Trade

The Red Sox and Giants struck a Saturday morning near-trading deadline special, with Jake Peavy headed west in exchange for pitching prospects Edwin Escobar and Heath Hembree, with the clubs splitting Peavy’s $5M remaining 2014 salary. As with most of this month’s trades to date, real, actual, solid prospects were netted by the selling club. […]
Via Fangraphs
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants Acquire Jake Peavy From Red Sox

The Giants have decided to act instead of react to the growing list of player injuries that has beset them in the past week. With Matt Cain out indefinitely with an elbow injury, the Giants made a move to patch up their starting rotation. This morning, the Giants acquired right-hander Jake Peavy from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for minor leaguers Edwin Escobar and Heath Hembree...
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July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants Pay Steep Price to Get Jake Peavy

There’s a point just before the annual July 31st non-waiver trade deadline when desperate teams pull the trigger on the deal that’s directly in front of them. Today’s San Francisco Giants/Boston Red Sox trade definitely has that feel to it. The Giants traded their MLB-rated #2 minor league prospect, left-handed starter Edwin Escobar, and their #11 rated prospect and potential...
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July 26, 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...
Via NESN.com
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox get actual, real-life prospects for Jake Peavy

A week ago, it seemed like the Red Sox were poised to crawl out of the AL East cellar and make a run at a wildcard spot. Now, less than a week from the trade deadline, they’re starting to sell. Jake Peavy is the first piece to go, with Boston sending the struggling right-hander back to the NL West in a deal with the Giants. Peavy has not been good with the Red Sox this year, but...
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July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox get actual, real-life prospects for Jake Peavy

A week ago, it seemed like the Red Sox were poised to crawl out of the AL East cellar and make a run at a wildcard spot. Now, less than a week from the trade deadline, they’re starting to sell. Jake Peavy is the first piece to go, with Boston sending the struggling right-hander back to the NL West in a deal with the Giants. Peavy has not been good with the Red Sox this year, but...
Via The Outside Corner
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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