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06/26/2011 - 9:12am
Gonzo: Injury more likely at first than in OF

PITTSBURGH -- Prior to Saturday night's game at PNC Park, Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez downplayed the risk he might face if switching from first base to left field, suggestion such concerns shouldn't be the impetus for not making the change.

"If I happen to do it everybody knows I'm not going to be great at it but I'll make the routine play and I don't see any fear of getting hurt for any reason," Gonzalez said. "Guys make errors in the outfield the same way they make errors in the infield.

"I can get hurt the same at first than I can get hurt in the outfield. I actually think I can get...

06/25/2011 - 9:58pm
Sox struggles continue, lose fourth straight

PITTSBURGH -- The Red Sox dropped their fourth straight, this time losing to the Pirates, 6-4, Saturday night at PNC Park.

Taking the loss was Tim Wakefield, who lost the lead for good thanks to a four-run fourth inning by his old team. The frame was key by Lyle Overbay, whose three-run homer gave the Pirates a lead they would never relinquish.

The Sox were able to close the gap to a single run thanks to solo home runs by Josh Reddick and Jacoby Ellsbury. But a Garrett Jones solo homer off Sox reliever Matt Albers added an insurance run for the Bucs.

Wakefield finished his first outing in Pittsburgh since 1993 giving up five runs on seven hits over six innings, striking out two and walking four.

The Sox starter had cruised through the first three innings, having surrendered just a hit and a walk. But Wakefield ran into a bout of wildness, resulting in a one-out single from Andrew McCutchen and a Neil Walker prior to Overbay's blast....

06/25/2011 - 8:45pm
Jenks throws scoreless inning in rehab outing

PITTSBURGH -- Making his first rehab appearance since going on the 15-day disabled list with strained left intercostal muscles, Bobby Jenks allowed no runs and one hit in one inning of work for the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs Saturday night in Manchester, N.H.

Jenks, who went on the DL June 8, threw 13 pitches (8 strikes) while not striking out or walking any of the New Hampshire FisherCats he faced.

The righty has appeared in 15 games (12 1/3 IP) for the Red Sox, going 2-2 with a 6.57 ERA.

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06/25/2011 - 7:43pm
Francona: Gonzalez won't play right Sunday

PITTSBURGH -- Red Sox manager Terry Francona said prior to his team's game against the Pirates Saturday night at PNC Park that he wouldn't be putting Adrian Gonzalez in right field Sunday, and wasn't sold on the idea heading into the remainder of the Sox' nine-game road trip through National League parks.

"I don't think I'm going to do it [Sunday]," Francona said. "I'm kind of on the fence, and since I am, I'm not sure I know what's right. But I think maybe I know what's not right. Until I'm positive that this is something to do, I better stay way. That's kind of how I feel. I'll probably stay away [Sunday], reevaluate it on the way to Philly. I'm just hung up. I'm struggling with it, and I don't want to do something I'm struggling with. If we put Gonzie out there and he got hurt, I'm just not ready to do it. Maybe three, four games into this road trip, maybe I will. We'll see."

Francona has mentioned the idea of playing...

06/25/2011 - 5:43pm
Source: Millwood not exercising opt-out

PITTSBURGH -- According to a major league source, Kevin Millwood, who has been pitching for the Red Sox' Triple-A affiliate in Pawtucket, chose not to exercise his opt-out -- which was June 20 -- and will remain in the Sox' organization with the understanding that exploring opportunities in other organizations may be revisited as the season progresses. Any team interested in the righty starter would still have go through the Red Sox in order to inquire about the services of Millwood.

The 36-year-old has pitched extremely well for the PawSox of late, compiling a 3-0 mark with a 2.89 ERA in five starts. Millwood, who joined the Red Sox organization after opting out of his minor-league contract with the Yankees earlier in the season, hasn't surrendered more than two runs in any of his previous four starts. He has struck out 24 and walked seven in his 28 innings of work with Pawtucket.

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