Tommy Hottovy had high hopes for his future when he was drafted by the Red Sox in the fourth round of the 2004 MLB draft. It seemed like he had made the first step to reaching his lifetime goal of becoming a pitcher in the big leagues. Then, Tommy John surgery in 2008 while pitching for Double-A Portland seemed like it had derailed those dreams. But nearly seven years to the day since being indoctrinated into the Red Sox organization, Hottovy will make his major-league debut after being called up to the big club Friday afternoon.
After that surgery though, Hottovy, 29, said he thought it was a possibility that a day like Friday would never come.
"I was 26 in Double-A when I hurt my arm. I was going to turn 27 during surgery," he said. "I called my wife [Andrea] and I was like ‘Is this something we really want to do?’ Because I wasn’t going to be alone there, I wanted her to have a big factor in what we...
A baseball source has confirmed that minor league lefthander Andrew Miller has an opt-out clause in his contract that he can exercise by June 15 if he not in the major leagues. Miller's contract calls for him to be paid a prorated portion of a $1.2 million salary this season if he reaches the majors.
Miller, who signed a minor league deal with the Sox in the offseason, is not currently on the team's 40-man roster. Brian MacPhearson of the Providence Journal first reported the existence of the opt-out.
Miller has appeared in 10 games (nine starts) for Triple-A Pawtucket and has a 2.47 ERA in 47 1/3 innings and 39 strikeouts. He has also walked 34 batters. He is holding opponents to a .160 average this year (lefties are hitting .132 against him), with just one homer.
The Sox signed the former sixth overall pick in the draft after three inconsistent seasons with the Marlins...
J.D. Drew will sit out his second straight game and Mike Cameron will start in his place and hit eighth as the Sox open up a three-game series with Oakland tonight at Fenway. The A's are starting lefty Josh Outman while the Sox counter with Clay Buchholz as they try to snap a four-game losing skid.
Here's the rest of the lineup:
1. Ellsbury CF
2. Pedroia 2B
3. Gonzalez 1B
4. Youkilis 3B
5. Ortiz DH
6. Lowrie SS
7. Crawford LF
8. Cameron RF
9. Saltalamacchia C
The Red Sox announced that they have called Tommy Hottovy up from Triple-A Pawtucket and placed Rich Hill on the 15-day disabled list. To make room for Hottovy on the 40-man roster the Sox also placed Daisuke Matsuzaka on the 60-day disabled list.
The 29-year-old lefty was pitching out of the Pawtucket bullpen and is almost three years removed from Tommy John surgery. In 18 2/3 innings with the PawSox this season, Hottovy has allowed just four runs while striking out 18 and walking four. Left-handers have yet to get a hit against him in Triple-A.
Mike "Doc" Emrick, who is calling the Stanley Cup finals for NBC and Versus, joined The Big Show Friday afternoon to offer his insight into the Bruins-Canucks series while watching injured Canucks forward Manny Malhotra practice with his team in Vancouver.
Discussing the Bruins' struggling power play, Emrick said: "I'm not sure that there's a solution to this problem, or the Bruins would have had it by now. So, maybe they're just going to have to win the way they know how to win, which I thought was the way they played in Game 1."
Added Emrick: "This is kind of like a team in the NFL winning key games with a negative rushing yardage. You just don't see it. But then again, this has been an exceptional team that has played really well, done a lot of things just like this. There's nothing that says if you can win a seventh game in overtime against Montreal and not score a power-play goal in any of the seven games —...
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Mut recaps the Red Sox 8-6 loss to the White Sox.
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Ben, Russ & Alex recap the 4-0 loss the USMNT suffered to Argentina in the COPA America Centenario semifinal. Then they catch up with the EURO's, and recap if their predicted winners are still in the tournament.
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