A position switch for Yoan Moncada certainly seems inevitable, but according to Red Sox general manager Mike Hazen no such move is imminent.
“No,” said Hazen when asked if the Red Sox on the verge of introducing another position to the 21-year-old second baseman. “We want him to get comfortable at second base. He’s showing very well at second base right now. He’s developing at Double-A. We want him to go day in and day out, learn a position, master a position. We’ll tackle that as we need to.”
The timetable for Moncada moving off second base — a maneuver that would seem to be just a matter of time due to the prospect’s progression and Dustin Pedroia’s presence — is line with Hazen’s previously stated blueprint.
Here’s a look at the action in the Red Sox farm system Sunday.
TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (50-45): W, 6-0, vs. Charlotte (White Sox)
— In Pawtucket’s third straight win, Roenis Elias threw 6 2/3 innings of scoreless ball, letting up only two hits while striking out four. The southpaw didn’t allow a hit until the end of the fourth inning.
“His effort level was under control and his breaking ball was really good today,” PawSox manager Kevin Boles told MiLB.com. “He got those guys swinging early.”
Elias, 27, is 7-1 in his last 10 starts, pitching at least five innings in all of those appearances. He is 7-4 with a 3.90 ERA and 1.48 WHIP in 15 minor league outings this season. His 76 strikeouts rank second among Pawtucket pitchers...
After months of training, Patriots special teamer Nate Ebner has made the U.S. Olympic men’s rugby team, USA Rugby announced early Monday morning.
Ebner was the youngest-ever player to represent the Men’s Sevens at age 17 and continued his rugby career at Ohio State before joining the football team and subsequently being drafted into the NFL. At the beginning of the year Bill Belichick and the organization gave Ebner the opportunity to fulfill his Olympic dream.
Ebner’s dad was a collegiate rugby player and after being murdered in 2010, he wanted to honor his late father and attempt to give the Olympics a shot.
The team will continue to train at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista before heading to Florida for a week where they will continue to train, which includes scrimmages against New Zealand....
MONDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: MLB: Mets at Cubs, 7:05 p.m. (ESPN) NBA: Las Vegas Summer League championship, Timberwolves vs. Bulls, 9 p.m. (ESPN2) Cycling: Tour de France, 8 a.m. (NBCSN)
AROUND THE WEB:
— The NFL reportedly is close to finalizing a plan to insert computer chips into game balls used in the upcoming preseason and in Thursday night games. And no, this has nothing to do with Deflategate.
The chips could help determine where the ball should be placed when a ball carrier...
Jonny Gomes won’t get to model his American Flag blazer again for President Obama this week.
Despite being a member of the World Series-champion Royals last year, Gomes wasn’t invited to Thursday’s meet-and-greet at the White House with President Obama. Gomes told FoxSports’ Ken Rosenthal that he’s crushed by the snub.
“I’ve been sent down. I’ve been non-tendered, whatever,” Gomes told Rosenthal. “But this is probably the worst news of my professional baseball career.
“I’m not trying to throw an egg on anyone’s face. But a lot of people are asking me, ‘Hey, are you going to wear that American flag jacket? Is Obama going to ask you to make that speech again?’ It would be pretty cool. This is probably going to be Obama’s...
Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Christian recaps the Sox 2-1 loss to the Twins. Eduardo Rodriguez had a good showing tonight but couldn't get the run support needed to secure a W. Thoughts on all of that as well as your calls on Red Sox Review.
Red Sox Starting Pitcher Steven Wright joins Glenn, John Tomase, and Tom Caron to discuss pitching the knuckler in adverse conditions, his journey through MLB, and his All-Star experience.
The final hour of RSR features your calls as well as some thoughts on Clay Buchholz and Fenway Park.
Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Former rock jock Gary Tanguay channels his radio past to attempt to "hit the post" of several classic soft rock favorites as Minihane eggs him on.
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The 8am hour stays off the rails with Kirk and Gary discussing Ken the producer's sex life and how attractive women find them
Acronyms abound, as Glenn, John Tomase, and Tom Caron discuss the MLB Hall of Fame, and PED's. Also, is David Ortiz a Hall of Famer?
Glenn, John Tomase, and Tom Caron discuss Clay Buchholz' current state of limbo.
With less than a week before camp opens up, we discuss some Patriots on a day that just feels like NFL training camp weather.
We talk Sox on a hot summer Friday, and how John Farrell is in a no-win situation with some fans despite the team's performance.
In honor of the passing of coach Dennis Green, we present four of the best NFL Coaching rants (during press conferences) of all time.
Kirk Minihane is joined by Boston comedy legend Lenny Clarke. If you are a fan of stand up comedy this is the podcast for you. Kirk and Lenny talk about Carlin, Pryor, Williams, Murphy and many more.
Kirk Minihane is joined by former ESPN ombudsman and New York Times writer Robert Lipsyte. Kirk and Robert discuss the current state of ESPN and how Robert feels he did in his role as ombudsman. They both criticize ESPN for the lack of journalism at ESPN and look at some of the curious decisions the world wide leader has made in the past few years.
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