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08/18/2014 - 10:36pm
Sox bats stifled (again) in loss to Angels

The Red Sox skipped starter Brandon Workman‘s turn in the rotation last Wednesday in hopes that he would be rested, stronger and ready to snap his five-start losing streak.

The right-hander did his part Monday night,allowing just two runs on six hits over seven innings. It was the Sox’ offense that missed out on their opportunities in a 4-2 loss to the Angels, spoiling an effective outing from Workman.

The Red Sox had little trouble getting on base, but were seemingly incapable of pushing those runners across. The Sox had base runners in all but one inning and got six into scoring position, but scored just twice and stranded 12.

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08/18/2014 - 6:11pm
Bradley on demotion: 'Disappointed in myself'

PAWTUCKET, R.I. — Even as Jackie Bradley Jr.’s struggles as a rookie assumed historic dimensions, the outfielder had resisted dwelling on whether he might get sent down to Triple-A. After all, he reasoned, there was nothing productive to be gained from doing so, at a time when the most important thing he could try to do was correct course.

And so, when the conversation with manager John Farrell and GM Ben Cherington finally took place following the Red Sox‘ 8-1 loss to the Astros on Sunday, Bradley was caught a bit by surprise. With just two weeks left before rosters expand from 25 to 40 players, Bradley hadn’t anticipated that he would be sent down now, even though (after going 5-for-16 to snap out of an 0-for-35 slump) he was hitting .216 with a .288 OBP and...

08/18/2014 - 4:10pm
Sox lineup: Pedroia back, Betts in center field
By: DJ Bean

Mookie Betts will play center field and bat eighth for the Red Sox Monday night as they begin a four-game series against the Angels at Fenway Park. The Sox called up Betts from Triple-A Pawtucket early Monday and sent down struggling center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. 

Another noteworthy name back in the Red Sox lineup Monday is Dustin Pedroia. The second baseman was...

08/18/2014 - 2:43pm
Red Sox send Bradley down, call up Betts

The Red Sox announced that they have optioned Jackie Bradley Jr. to Triple-A Pawtucket and called up Mookie Betts from the PawSox. Bradley has struggled to get his head above water offensively this year, hitting .216 with a .288 OBP and .290 slugging mark in 112 games. That said, the timing of the move to Triple-A is slightly unexpected, given that Bradley had shown offensive improvement in recent games, going 5-for-16 with a pair of walks and just four strikeouts in his last 20 plate appearances after snapping an 0-for-35 spell. Bradley will be in the lineup as the center fielder in Pawtucket on Monday night.

Betts had his 14th three-hit game of the year in the minors on Sunday, going 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles. In 45 games in Pawtucket, he’€™s hitting .335/.417/.503 with 19 extra-base hits, 26 walks and 30 strikeouts; over the full...

08/18/2014 - 2:36pm
Sox send Bradley to Triple-A, call up Betts

The Red Sox announced that they have optioned Jackie Bradley Jr. to Triple-A Pawtucket and called up Mookie Betts from the PawSox. Bradley has struggled to get his head above water offensively this year, hitting .216 with a .288 OBP and .290 slugging mark in 112 games. That said, the timing of the move to Triple-A is slightly unexpected, given that Bradley had shown offensive improvement in recent games, going 5-for-16 with a pair of walks and just four strikeouts in his last 20 plate appearances after snapping an 0-for-35 spell. Bradley will be in the lineup as the center fielder in Pawtucket on Monday night.

Betts had his 14th three-hit game of the year in the minors on Sunday, going 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles. In 45 games in Pawtucket, he’€™s hitting .335/.417/.503 with 19 extra-base hits, 26 walks and 30 strikeouts; over the full...

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