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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.
After missing 29 games because of a lower back injury, PawSox shortstop Jose Iglesias is back in the PawSox lineup tonight.
“I’m very excited to get back on the field and contribute,” Iglesias said. “I just want to help my team win.”
At the time of his injury on May 25, Iglesias was batting a team-best .341 (28-for-82) in May and had raised his overall average to .269 (45-for-167).
The Cuban shortstop played in a pair of rehab games with short-season Lowell recently. With the Spinners Iglesias went 3-for-8 with a double, walk, and a stolen base.
To make room for Iglesias on the roster, the Red Sox have assigned right-hander Jeremy Kehrt to Double-A Portland. Kehrt made two appearances (one start) for the PawSox.
The PawSox look to snap their season-long eight-game losing streak tonight with a 7:05 first pitch against Charlotte. Billy Buckner (1-1, 7.71) will be opposed by Matt Zaleski (2-2, 5.02).
My first Spring Training was a blast. I saw nine different games, met some terrific people, and learned a lot. I’m timing things right because this morning it’s raining for the first time all week.
Yesterday I went to the PawSox game at the Twins’ facility with my friend Mike Antonellis, the “Voice of the Portland Sea Dogs.” Here are some pics from yesterday’s game.
Former PawSox and Red Sox player, Aaron Bates. Now with the Twins, Aaron was the first player I ever covered to get called up to the big leagues.
Aaron talking with Mike after the game.
Red Sox outfield prospect Alex Hassan playing in his first minor league game since being sent down from big league camp.
Billy Buckner, no relation to Bill Buckner, pitched yesterday for the PawSox. The 28-year-old has appeared in 36 major league games (21 starts) since 2007 with Kansas City and Arizona.
Jeremy Kehrt appeared in seven games (two starts) for the PawSox last year. The righty pitched for Scottsdale in the prospect-driven Arizona Fall League this past off-season.
The PawSox fell to Rochester 6-2 yesterday with Kehrt getting the start, pitching two innings, and suffering the loss. Both of Pawtucket’s runs came on RBI groundouts in the fifth inning. The only real offensive highlight was a sixth-inning triple by J.C. Linares to right-center. The ground shook when he slid into third base.
This will do it for me from beautiful Ft. Myers. Today is a camp day for the PawSox (no games), but tomorrow they’ll host Rochester at 1:00 p.m. EST. My broadcast partner Steve Hyder will be down here for a week starting tomorrow and will have lots of coverage on his blog which can be read here.
Thanks for your terrific readership this week – it’s been a privilege writing for you each day. I’m sure Spring Training 2013 will be even better, but before then, I’m counting down the 11 days until Opening Day 2012 on April 5th at McCoy Stadium.
Hope to see you there.