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08/27/2009 - 10:18pm
Tazawa roughed up in 9-5 loss to White Sox

Junichi Tazawa allowed nine runs and 10 hits over four innings as the Red Sox were beaten by the White Sox, 9-5 at Fenway Park. J.D. Drew homered twice in the loss and Alex Gonzalez also homered as the Red Sox had their three-game winning streak snapped. Nick Green pitched the eighth and ninth innings in relief, becoming the first Red Sox position player to pitch two hitless innings since Eddie Lake in 1944. 


08/27/2009 - 9:54pm
Green pitches two scoreless, hitless innings for Red Sox

With the Red Sox bullpen short on relievers and Junichi Tazawa lasting just four innings, shortstop Nick Green made his major pitching debut in the eighth inning. He threw 14 pitches, 13 fastballs and one slider. He didn't allow a hit in his two innings, issued three walks and pitched a scoreless eighth and ninth. He entered the game with the Red Sox trailing the White Sox, 9-2.   


08/27/2009 - 6:30pm
Chris Carter, player to be named in Wagner deal, claimed on waivers

Red Sox first baseman/outfielder Chris Carter, currently playing for Triple A Pawtucket, was claimed on waivers as a means of delaying his transfer from the Red Sox to the Mets as one of the two players to be named in the deal that sent reliever Billy Wagner to Boston, according to a major league source. Despite the claim, the maneuver might have only the effect of leaving Carter in limbo for the rest of the season, since the Red Sox can pull him back from waivers and then send him to New York without passing Carter through waivers in the offseason.
 
Carter, 26, is hitting .279 with a .340 OBP and .779 OPS for the PawSox. He was acquired -- as a player to be named later -- as part of a three-way deal that sent former Red Sox outfielder Wily Mo Pena to the Nationals in 2007.


08/27/2009 - 6:15pm
Lowrie feels discomfort after check swing

On a rehab assignment in Triple-A Pawtucket last night, shortstop Jed Lowrie felt discomfort in his left hand after a check swing. Lowrie went on the disabled list on Aug. 8 due to discomfort in left wrist, the same one that required surgery in April.

Lowrie said he felt discomfort in his left hand after a check swing on a strikeout, and his hand, down to his fingers, still didn't feel right today. Though admittedly frustrated, he says that he's not ready to give up on the season, particularly after hitting three homers in his first two rehab games.

"There's still something there," he said.

He's been told by others who have undergone wrist surgery that check swings are usually the final hurdle en route to normalcy, so he's hopeful this injury doesn't mean he's far off.

"I know there is light at the end of the tunnel," said Lowrie.


08/27/2009 - 4:26pm
Initial report positive on Lowrie's wrist
By: DJ Bean

Red Sox manager Terry Francona said Thursday that the initial report on the wrist that chased rehabbing Red Sox shortstop Jed Lowrie from a game in Pawtucket last night is postive. Lowrie was examined today by Dr. Thomas Gill and Francona said that the the wrist discomfored felt by Lowrie is something he can probably play with. Lowrie has a history of left wrist problems and was most recently placed on the DL with an irritated left forearm.
 
In just 19 games with the Sox this season, Lowrie is hitting .143 with one homer and seven runs batted in. He's hit three dingers in his first three games of his rehab assignment for Pawtucket.


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