Red Sox pitching prospect Tanner Houck took an important step in his road t0wards making a return to the big-leagues on Thursday night. Fresh off being activated from the injured list after being shut down for more than a month due to flexor muscle soreness, Houck shined in his first start with Triple-A Worcester since May 4.
The month of Christian Arroyo continued for the Red Sox in Atlanta on Wednesday night. With his side trailing 7-6 with two outs and the bases loaded in the top half of the seventh, Arroyo came off the bench and delivered in the clutch.
Before wrapping up a quick two-game series against the Braves in Atlanta on Wednesday, the Red Sox activated right-hander Yacksel Rios. In order to make room for Rios on the 26-man roster, the Sox also optioned infielder/outfielder Michael Chavis to Triple-A Worcester, according to MassLive.com’s Chris Cotillo.
Just three days after designating him for assignment, the Red Sox have outrighted right-handed reliever Brandon Brennan to Triple-A Worcester, the team announced prior to Wednesday’s game against the Braves.
(Photo: screenshot sportsnetLA) Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer It all started when MLB told all the teams on 23 March that it would be monitoring spin-rate data and collecting balls after play to check for sticky substances used by pitcher.
Speaking from experience -- and from the heart -- Boston manager Alex Cora on Tuesday addressed his Red Sox pitching staff about suspensions and the MLB rule changes on foreign substances, saying "you don't want to go through that."
Slowly but surely, Red Sox reliever Josh Taylor has emerged as one of manager Alex Cora’s most trusted weapons out of the bullpen. The latest instance of just how effective Taylor has been this season arose during the seventh inning of Monday night’s 2-1 victory over the Blue Jays at Fenway Park.
Jim Monaghan Content Coordinator Nathan Eovaldi had clearly seen enough. Five home runs allowed on Saturday in a 7-2 loss to the Blue Jays, followed by eight more home runs in an 18-4 drubbing, both at Fenway Park.
The Red Sox were three outs away from picking up a hard-fought, 1-0 shutout victory over the Blue Jays at Fenway Park on Monday. Matt Barnes came on for the save in the top half of the ninth and got the first two outs of the inning easily before making the decision to pitch to one of the hottest hitters on the planet in Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
The Toronto Blue Jays had arguably their best game of the season against the Boston Red Sox on Sunday. The Jays hit eight home runs in an 18-4 win over the Red Sox, a Fenway Park record for a road team.
Before taking on the Blue Jays in the third game of a four-game series at Fenway Park on Sunday afternoon, the Red Sox selected the contract of right-hander Ryan Weber from Triple-A Worcester and added him to the major-league roster.