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Contributors: Sports - Clearing the Bases

  • Monday Jun 13, 2011 | 6:52 am

    Which catcher goes to Triple-A?

    The Red Sox traded Pawtucket catcher Mike McKenry to the Pittsburgh Pirates for a player to be named later or cash. McKenry, 26, was acquired from Colorado late in spring training as insurance. Beyond Jason Varitek and Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Boston had no catchers with major league experience. Mark Wagner was being taken off the 40-man roster, and Luis Exposito had not played above Double-A. Now, Boston is comfortable with its […]

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  • Sunday Jun 12, 2011 | 7:17 am

    Dice-K gone. How close is Tazawa?

    Now that Daisuke Matsuzaka is likely gone for the rest of his Red Sox career, having undergone Tommy John surgery, what of the lesser-known Japanese starter? Junichi Tazawa, coming back from TJ surgery last spring, threw four shutout innings for Salem on Saturday: 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K. Maybe his next rehab is in Portland, before he is assigned to Pawtucket. Two other former Sea Dogs pitchers made relief […]

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  • Saturday Jun 11, 2011 | 5:43 pm

    Sea Dogs moves: a new first baseman, Vazquez retires and more

    The Portland Sea Dogs announced a series of moves today, including the retirement of utility player Will Vazquez. Vazquez, 26, was valuable to the Sea Dogs as a third catcher, as well as a back-up corner infielder and outfielder. But he played in only 11 games (batting .111, 4-for-36). Vazquez informed the Sea Dogs Friday that he has accepted a coaching job at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Ind. Vazquez is […]

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  • Friday Jun 10, 2011 | 6:30 pm

    Pedroia back in the lineup

    Dustin Pedroia, getting the green light after a Thursday check-up on his aching knee, is back in the Red Sox lineup tonight. Chris Balcom-Miller (1-1, 2.45 ERA) makes his third start for the Sea Dogs tonight. Blake Maxwell, who has been bounced back and forth from Portland to Pawtucket, is back in the Hadlock bullpen. Here are tonight’s lineups: BOSTON: Ellsbury CF, Pedroia 2B, Gonzalez 1B, Youkilis 3B, Ortiz DH, Lowrie SS, […]

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  • Friday Jun 10, 2011 | 6:12 am

    Romp in the Bronx; Exposito back down, Bowden up; Rizzo’s debut

    C.C. Sabathia allowed two hits and no runs through six innings. He allowed 6 hits and 6 runs in the seventh, leaving with two outs. Reliever David Robertson allowed another run in the 7th, as the Red Sox enjoyed an 8-3 romp. In case you missed that 7th: Ortiz 1B, Lowrie 3B, Crawford ground out, Cameron 2B, Varitek 1B, Ellsbury 1B, Scutaro line out, Gonzalez 1B, Youkilis 1B, Ortiz 2B. Boston […]

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  • Thursday Jun 09, 2011 | 5:16 pm

    Joba will need Tommy John surgery; Lowrie back in lineup; Doubront loses

    According media reports out of New York, Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain has a torn ligament in his elbow and will need Tommy John surgery. Elsewhere on the injury front, the Red Sox are awaiting news of Dustin Pedroia’s knee check-up in Boston this afternoon … and Jed Lowrie is back in the lineup at shortstop. Marco Scutaro will play second base. In Portland, the skies are threatening (but any rain […]

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    Thursday Jun 09, 2011 | 7:07 am

    Wakefield or Miller? Huntzinger & Ranaudo; Pedroia’s knee

    Tim Wakefield started, and the Red Sox beat the Yankees to take over first place in the American League East. But Wakefield’s line deserves some scrutiny: 5 1/3, 5 H, 5 R, 3 BB, 3 K. His ERA sits at 4.84. Wakefield gave up no runs through 3 IP, and one run through 4. But it turned quickly. Since Wakefield rejoined the rotation on May 22, he allowed 3 earned runs […]

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  • Wednesday Jun 08, 2011 | 7:28 pm

    Exposito called up to Boston; Sox draft a Gedman

    The Portland Sea Dogs staff put up a Tommy Hottovy jersey in Hadlock Field, joining the other former Sea Dogs now with the Boston red Sox. Now the staff has to get working on another one. Catcher Luis Exposito, who spent part of 2009 and all of last season in Portland, has been summoned to the major leagues. Exposito is officially replacing reliever Bobby Jenks, who is going on the […]

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  • Wednesday Jun 08, 2011 | 6:17 am

    AL East, Rizzo, Weiland, Chiang

    Eight teams in the American League sport a winning record. Four of them are in the East division – New York (33-25), Boston (34-26), Tampa Bay (32-29) and Toronto (31-30). Tonight, Boston goes with Tim Wakefield (3-1, 4.40) goes against A.J. Burnett (6-3, 3.86). While Wakefield is not a long-term answer as the No. 5 starter (Andrew Miller?), he is filling in nicely (2-0, 3.20 in his last 3 starts). […]

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