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Red Sox optioned INF Brock Holt to Triple-A Pawtucket.

It clears room for Will Middlebrooks, who will be activated from the DL prior to Friday's game. Holt has batted .348/.429/.435 over seven games with the big club this season.
Apr 24 - 11:28 PM

Felix Doubront took his third loss of the season after allowing seven runs (three earned) in 2 2/3 innings in Thursday's start against the Yankees.

As his line shows, Doubront's defense wasn't any help, committing five errors. But Doubront was wild, literally and figuratively. Along with uncorking two wild pitches and one passed ball, Doubront allowed six hits, walked two, and struck out one. The lefty has flashed some talent at times, but has been far too inconsistent over 382 2/3 career innings. He'll look to put together a quality outing against the Rays next week.
Apr 24 - 11:19 PM

Red Sox activated OF Shane Victorino from the 15-day disabled list.

Victorino is in the Red Sox starting lineup on Thursday night for the first time this season, batting second and playing right field against the rival Yankees. He had been on the shelf since the end of spring training because of a Grade 1 right hamstring strain.
Apr 24 - 3:32 PM

Red Sox right-handed pitching prospect Matt Barnes is set to make his 2014 debut on Friday against the Triple-A Rochester Red Wings.

Barnes is scheduled to throw around 75 pitches. He projects as a solid mid-rotation starter with a lot of strikeouts and too many walks.
Apr 24 - 9:50 AM

John Lackey excelled against the Yankees on Wednesday, striking out 11 while allowing one run over eight innings.

Lackey was coming off a pair of six-run drubbings -- one of them coming at the hands of the Yankees -- but he was in command from the first tonight; only once in his eight innings did the Yankees have multiple batters reach. Lackey is now 3-2 with a 4.22 ERA. He'll get the Rays next.
Apr 23 - 11:09 PM

Red Sox optioned RHP Alex Wilson to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Wilson was recalled for Wednesday's game after the Sox bullpen was taxed in previous games. He wasn't used, as John Lackey and Koji Uehara were all that the team needed to beat the Yankees. His demotion makes room for Shane Victorino to be activated Thursday.
Apr 23 - 11:07 PM

Mike Napoli had three hits, including a double, Wednesday to continue his hot streak.

Napoli would have homered for a third straight game had he been playing in any other park tonight; he drilled one to left field off David Phelps, but it simply went high off the Green Monster.
Apr 23 - 11:05 PM

Red Sox recalled RHP Alex Wilson from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Wilson will provide another relief arm with the Red Sox' bullpen overworked of late. He is likely to be sent back down Thursday when Shane Victorino (hamstring) returns from the DL. Wilson is unscored upon in eight relief innings for Pawtucket this season.
Apr 23 - 1:02 PM

Red Sox optioned OF Daniel Nava to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Jackie Bradley has settled in as the team's center fielder and Shane Victorino (hamstring) is due back Thursday, so there was no room on the roster for Nava. The outfielder certainly didn't help himself by hitting just .149/.240/.269 over 17 contests. He'll be back later this season.
Apr 23 - 1:00 PM

Will Middlebrooks (calf) could be activated from the disabled list as soon Friday.

Middlebrooks has played in one rehab game for Triple-A Pawtucket and is expected to play in two more before being re-evaluated. If the Red Sox decide he's ready at that point, he'll be activated for the weekend series in Toronto. Middlebrooks had three hits -- one homer -- in 13 at-bats before going on the DL earlier this month.
Apr 23 - 8:30 AM

Mike Napoli homered in his second straight contest on Tuesday, finishing 2-for-4 against the Yankees.

David Ortiz and Napoli went back-to-back against Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka in the fourth inning, the only two Red Sox runs of the game. Napoli also doubled off Tanaka in the game. He's now got five home runs and 13 RBI on the season.
Apr 22 - 11:04 PM

Jon Lester lasted just 4 2/3 innings on Tuesday, giving up eight runs -- three earned -- on 11 hits in a loss to the Yankees.

Lester didn't get much help from his defense -- four runs scored after a fielding error by Brian Roberts kept the Yankees alive in the fifth inning -- but the left-hander didn't do much to help himself, either. Lester walked four to go with his 11 hits allowed. He did strike out seven in the outing as well. He'll try to get back on the right track Sunday at the Blue Jays.
Apr 22 - 10:38 PM

Shane Victorino (hamstring) may be activated Wednesday.

Victorino is set to play in his third minor league rehab game on Tuesday night at Triple-A Pawtucket. If it goes smoothly, he should be cleared to rejoin the Red Sox active roster for Wednesday night's game against the Yankees. The outfielder has been sidelined since spring training with hamstring problems.
Apr 22 - 4:31 PM

Red Sox prospect left-hander Henry Owens had a poor start for Double-A Portland on Monday, allowing three runs (two earned), four hits, and four walks.

The southpaw only struck out three batters, and three of the four hits were doubles. This was an improvement from his previous start, which was also against the Binghamton Mets, where he allowed six hits (which included three doubles and two home runs) while walking four batters in five innings. After two electric starts to open the season, Owens has hit a rough patch. He still projects as a front of the rotation stalwart, but he will need to improve his walk rate and prevent hard-hit balls better to reach the major leagues.
Apr 22 - 10:23 AM

Mike Puma of the New York Post hears that the earliest that Joel Hanrahan (elbow) will pitch in the majors is likely mid-June.

Hanrahan impressed during a throwing session for roughly 20 teams last week, topping out at 93 mph with his fastball. Still, he'll need some time before he's game-ready. The Mets remain interested and could be a good fit for save chances as he attempts to rebuild his value.
Apr 22 - 9:58 AM


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