The Dominican Blue Jays

TORONTO, On. — After a hitless day at the plate, Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Jonathan Diaz was approached by all-star Jose Bautista and given a chance to make history. The 29–year-old defensive specialist was handed a black sharpie pen and told to sign the April 27th lineup card — the first in Major League history to feature six Dominican born fielders on one ball club...
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July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Dugout Digest – Tanaka lands

Masahiro Tanaka made his MLB debut on Friday night, and despite some early struggles, the results were impressive. Tanaka allowed three runs before even getting the fifth out of the game against the Blue Jays, but after Jonathan Diaz’s two-run single, Tanaka allowed just two more baserunners over the rest of his seven inning outing – and one was erased on a double play. He finished...
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April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Jose Reyes hurts his hamstring…again

Jose Reyes made it 10 games last season before getting hurt. This year, he made it one at-bat. Reyes led off the game for the Jays against Tampa Bay, and was robbed of a hit on a tailing liner on a diving catch by Desmond Jennings. He jogged off the field looking like everything was fine — there was no noticeable limp as he ran down the first base line — but didn’t come out...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Call Up Infielder Brock Holt, Option Jonathan Diaz to Triple-A Pawtucket

The Red Sox have swapped out a couple of infielders. The Red Sox announced that Brock Holt has been called up from Triple-A Pawtucket. Jonathan Diaz has been optioned back to Triple-A to make room for Holt. Holt, who was acquired as part of the Joel Hanrahan trade in the offseason, will wear No. 26 and be in the Red Sox’ starting lineup Saturday. He’ll play third base and bat...
July 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Padres-Red Sox Preview

Owners of the AL's best record, the Boston Red Sox aren't showing any signs of slowing down. The Red Sox try to stay hot behind John Lackey as they open a three-game set against the visiting San Diego Padres on Tuesday night. Leading the majors with 5.13 runs per game, Boston's 2012 last-place finish in the AL East has long since been forgotten. The Red Sox (50-34)...
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July 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Home cooking: Sox at seven walkoff wins in 2013

The Red Sox won their seventh walkoff win in 2013 on June 30 against the Blue Jays (Julian Benbow/Globe photo) Jan-Christian Sorensen Contributing Writer On Sunday at Fenway Park, the Red Sox took advantage of an error to cap a 5-4 walkoff win over the Blue Jays and record their American League-leading 50th win of the season. When Shane Victorino ripped a ground ball that bounced...
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July 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox Beat Blue Jays on Shane Victorino’s Walk-Off Error to First Base (Video)

When Jonathan Diaz came around to score in the bottom of the ninth inning on Sunday afternoon, the Red Sox piled out of the dugout to swarm, abuse, punch and harass Shane Victorino. It may have been more appropriate to take the celebration over to Blue Jays first baseman Josh Thole. It was Thole, after all, who misplayed the grounder that Victorino hit between first and second base...
July 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox Cap Tough Week for Boston Sports With Dramatic Reminder That Better Days Lie Ahead

Three flips of the calendar later, the Red Sox are still in first place. The Red Sox capped off June with their 50th win of the season Sunday. They did so in dramatic fashion, which is fitting for a team that is now the focal point of Boston sports. The Sox carried a 4-3 lead into the ninth inning, but Jose Bautista drilled a game-tying home run off the Sports Authority sign located...
June 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Walk-Off on Fielding Error in 5-4 Victory

The Boston Red Sox grabbed the victory on Sunday in unorthodox fashion, but nonetheless got the 5-4 victory and took the four-game series 3-1 against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park.Boston was the first on the scoreboard, scoring three runs in the second on a pair of doubles, an RBI ground rule double by Ryan Lavarnway and a two-run double by Brandon Snyder, scoring Daniel Nava...
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June 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox win on Blue Jays' error in 9th

Shane Victorino's hard grounder eluded first baseman Josh Thole for an error as Jonathan Diaz raced home with the winning run in the ninth inning, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-4 Sunday. Jose Bautista tied the game in the ninth against Koji Uehara (1-0) with a solo homer, his 19th of the season and third in two games. Brandon Snyder singled with one out...
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June 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox Need Pitching Depth, Utility Infielder As MLB Trade Deadline Is One Month Away (Video)

The MLB trade deadline is still a month away, but that won’t preclude the Red Sox from making some moves in the near future. After trading Pedro Ciriaco and demoting Will Middlebrooks, the Red Sox have been shallow in the infield. That forced Boston to call up Jonathan Diaz and Brandon Snyder, but neither may be long-term options in the bigs. The Red Sox could also use some help...
June 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Jonathan Diaz Says Call Up to Majors Is ‘Amazing Feeling’ After Long Time in Minors (Video)

It has been a long journey for new Red Sox infielder Jonathan Diaz. The 28-year-old is making his major league debut on Saturday for the Red Sox, starting at third base. He was drafted in the 12th round of the 2006 MLB draft by the Blue Jays. He first made it up to the Triple-A level in 2009. He’s moved between Double-A and Triple-A since. John Farrell and his coaching staff has...
June 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox-Blue Jays Live: Sox Send Felix Doubront to Mound As They Look for Fifth Straight Win

2:15 p.m.: Saturday’s lineups are below. Red Sox (49-33) Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Shane Victorino, RF Dustin Pedroia, 2B David Ortiz, DH Mike Napoli, 1B Daniel Nava, LF Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C Jose Iglesias, SS Jonathan Diaz, 3B Felix Doubront, LHP (4-3, 4.33 ERA) Blue Jays (39-40) Jose Reyes, SS Jose Bautista, RF Edwin Encarnacion, DH Adam Lind, 1B Mark DeRosa, 3B Rajai Davis, LF...
June 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Game 83: Blue Jays at Red Sox - Welcome to Fenway, Diaz

Ben Whitehead Contributing Writer So far, so good on this home-stand for the Boston Red Sox (49-33), who have won the first four games back at Fenway Park. The Sox have taken the first two games against the cooled-off Toronto Blue Jays (39-40) and look to take the series this afternoon with lefty Felix Doubront on the mound. He is 4-3 with a 4.33 ERA this season and has pitched...
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June 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Clayton Mortensen Designated for Assignment, Jonathan Diaz Called Up in Wake of Stephen Drew’s Injury

The Red Sox are hopeful that Stephen Drew won’t require a disabled list stint, but they still needed to call up an infielder. The Sox have purchased the contract of Jonathan Diaz, and reliever Clayton Mortensen has been designated for assignment, manager John Farrell said before Saturday’s game. Diaz was en route to Fenway Park when Farrell announced the roster move, but he will...
June 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox DFA Mortensen; Call up IF Jonathan Diaz

Before the start of Saturday’s late afternoon game against the Toronto Blue Jays, the Boston Red Sox made a roster move by designating relief pitcher Clayton Mortensen for assignment and calling up infielder Jonathan Diaz from Triple-A Pawtucket. Mortensen, who was activated from the disabled list on Tuesday, recently finished up a rehab with the Pawsox recovering from a strained...
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June 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Pawsox Lineup and Game Notes 5/2

After a much needed day off on Wednesday the Pawtucket Red Sox return to action on Thursday night to begin a four game set with the Durham Bulls at McCoy Stadium. Alfredo Aceves will make his first start for the Pawsox tonight and it will be his first Triple-A start since April 29, 2011.   Durham Bulls lineup Rich Thompson LF Jason Bourgeois CF Wil Myers RF Leslie Anderson DH Chris...
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May 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Xander Bogaerts, Drew Sutton, Jonathan Diaz Sent to Red Sox’ Minor League Camp

It might not be long before Xander Bogaerts finds his way to the big leagues, but for now, it’s back to the farm for some more development. The Red Sox reassigned Bogaerts, Jonathan Diaz and Drew Sutton to minor league camp following Monday’s game against the Orioles. With the moves, the Sox now have 39 players in big league camp, including 32 players from the 40-man roster,...
March 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox Send Three More to Minor League Camp

The Red Sox sent Xander Bogaerts, Jonathan Diaz, and Drew Sutton to minor league camp after today's game.  With the moves, the Red Sox now have 39 players in big league camp, including 32 players from the 40-man roster, one on the 60-day disabled list, and six non-roster invitees.
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March 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox 5, Rays 1

Jon Lester pitched six perfect innings and combined with his bullpen to hold the Tampa Bay Rays without a baserunner until one out in the ninth, leading the Boston Red Sox to a 5-1 victory Sunday. Jason Bourgeois reached on an infield hit to second baseman Jonathan Diaz in the ninth against Marco Duarte, Boston's fourth pitcher. Bourgeois advanced on Christian Vazquez's...
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March 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays nearly no-hit in loss to Red Sox

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Jon Lester pitched six perfect innings and combined with his bullpen to hold the Tampa Bay Rays without a baserunner until one out in the ninth, leading the Boston Red Sox to a 5-1 victory Sunday. Jason Bourgeois reached on an infield hit to second baseman Jonathan Diaz in the ninth against Marco Duarte, Boston's fourth pitcher. Bourgeois advanced on...
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March 17, 2013  |  Discuss
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