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Taken 62nd overall in the 2007 Draft by the Boston Red Sox, Ryan Dent is now a member of the Pawtucket Red Sox.
The 23-year-old has spent the majority of his professional career at second base, but has also seen significant time at shortstop, with a handfull of games at third base and also the outfield.
The move comes after PawSox shortstop Jose Iglesias fouled a pitch off the inside of his left knee Friday night at McCoy Stadium. Although Iglesias finished the at-bat, he was later taken out of the game resulting in catcher Mike Rivera playing third base for just the third time in his 15 year career.
With Tony Thomas on the disabled list (finger), Andy LaRoche recently dealing with a minor lower back injury, and Pedro Ciriaco thriving in Boston, Pawtucket could use some infield depth. It is worth noting, however, both LaRoche and Iglesias are in the lineup tonight.
In 54 games this season with Double-A Portland, Dent hit .241 with two home runs and 13 runs batted in.
To make room for Dent on the Pawtucket roster, outfielder Ronald Bermudez has been transferred to Portland. The 24-year-old unfortunately spent more time on he disabled list (hamstring) than he did on the field with the PawSox. In 10 games with Pawtucket, Bermudez went hit .190 (4-for-21).
After last night’s 14-1 thumping of the IronPigs, the PawSox and ‘Pigs play a pair of nine-inning games today with game one at 12:05 p.m., followed by game two at 6:35 p.m. Three-time Major League All-Star, and 2006 National League MVP, Ryan Howard is scheduled to rehab his achilles injury in game two for the IronPigs.
Pawtucket and Lehigh Valley are tied for first place in the North standings for the second time in three days, with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre just a game behind.
- The PawSox scored more runs last night then they had in their last six games combined (10).
- With his 1-for-4 effort last night with two walks, Ryan Lavarnway, in 21 games in June, hit .405 – the best monthly average of his career, and tops in the International League. He belted four homers, 14 extra-base hits, and drove home 18 runs.
- Andy LaRoche, signed by the Red Sox on Friday, is 7-for-9 over his first two games with the PawSox. He went 4-for-5 Saturday night with a three-run homer and three doubles. In 46 games with Triple-A Columbus, the most hits LaRoche had in a single game was three (one time). His three doubles are two shy of his total during his time spent with the Clippers.
- In his two games at Coca-Cola Park this year, PawSox catcher Mike Rivera is 6-for-8 with one home run and three runs batted in. Of Rivera’s three, two-hit efforts, two have come on the road against the IronPigs. In his last five starts, the PawSox catcher is 8-for-20 with five of his 11 RBI.
- PawSox outfielder Jason Repko finished Saturday night 3-for-5 with six RBI and finished a double shy of the cycle. His matched his RBI career-high last accomplished May 10, 2002 playing with High-A Vero Beach.
This has felt much longer than an eight-game homestand. The PawSox have lost 6-of-7 games thus far, have dropped two games by one run (both in extra innings), and have been shutout twice.
As far as player moves go, a lot has changed for the PawSox over the last seven days at McCoy:
- Ronald Bermudez, who has played in eight games with the PawSox, was placed back on the disabled list with a recurring left hamstring strain.
- After dominating in Double-A with the Sea Dogs, outfielder J.C. Linares was promoted to Pawtucket and went 4-for-6 with a double in his debut. Since then, he’s been held to one hit over his last five games.
- Once fully recovered from a left knee injury, outfielder Jason Repko was outrighted to Pawtucket following his rehab.
- He struck out 20 batters over seven appearances, but following his outing on June 21 at Syracuse, Mark Prior was placed on the disabled list with an oblique strain.
- To fill Prior’s void in the bullpen, lefty Will Latimer received his first call-up to Triple-A. Unfortunately, he’s been dealt the loss in his two appearances thus far.
- Aaron Cook was recalled to Boston from his rehab in Pawtucket to start for Clay Buchholz.
- After two appearances (one start), righty Jeremy Kehrt was assigned back to Portland
- On the disabled list since May 25, Jose Iglesias (back) was reinstated on Tuesday and has made two starts.
- Part of the Kevin Youkilis deal with the White Sox, Zach Stewart arrived in Pawtucket and pitched the PawSox to their lone win of the homestand (although Brandon Duckworth more than deserved a win last night).
- First placed on the temporary inactive list, outfielder Josh Kroeger was released yesterday by the Red Sox. In 64 games with the PawSox, Kroeger hit .244 with nine home runs and 25 RBI.
- Tony Thomas, who had been playing virtually everyday at second base when Iglesias was on the disabled list, is now on the DL himself with a finger injury suffered during batting practice.
- After opting out of his contract with Cleveland, Andy LaRoche has been signed by the Red Sox and gets the start at third base tonight. The 28-year-old played 40 games last year with Oakland where he hit .247 with no homers and five RBI. In 46 games this season with Triple-A Columbus, LaRoche hit .234 with five home runs and 16 RBI.
- Tonight Scott Podsednik bats second and will serve as the PawSox designated hitter as he begins a rehab assignment to heal a groin injury suffered running to first base against the Cubs. In 19 games with Boston, the 36-year-old is hitting .387 with one homer and seven RBI.
Get all that? We’ll see what happens tonight as the PawSox finish the homestand with the Knights, aiming for a series split.