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Johnson back on the mound with Pawtucket

Here's a look at top prospects to watch in today's Minor League action:

Posted on 26 April 2017 | 4:00 am

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Pedroia expected to play Wednesday vs. Yanks

A day later than anticipated, the Red Sox and Yankees at last renew acquaintances on Wednesday night at Fenway Park for the start of what will now be a two-game series.

Posted on 25 April 2017 | 11:17 pm

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Lester eager for first visit to Fenway since '14

Jon Lester will return to Fenway Park on Friday for the first time since he was traded in 2014 by the Red Sox to the Athletics, however, the lefty won't pitch in the Cubs' Interleague series. He's starting on Wednesday against the Pirates, which may be just as well.

Posted on 25 April 2017 | 11:14 pm

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Panda lands on DL with right knee sprain

The Red Sox placed third baseman Pablo Sandoval on the disabled list with a right knee sprain on Tuesday. The move is retroactive to Monday.

Posted on 25 April 2017 | 10:56 pm

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Pedroia, Sox unified after Machado incident

The Red Sox portrayed a unified front on Tuesday, a couple of days after some controversy in Baltimore when Matt Barnes threw one high and tight to Manny Machado and subsequently received a four-game suspension.

Posted on 25 April 2017 | 10:29 pm

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Price on track to face hitters Saturday

Red Sox manager John Farrell had an encouraging update on David Price, reporting that the lefty should throw to hitters on Saturday at Fenway Park, marking the first time he has done so since suffering a left elbow strain on Feb. 28.

Posted on 25 April 2017 | 9:42 pm

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Yankees-Red Sox series opener washed out

After hours of steady rain during the day at Fenway Park and no letup in the forecast for the remainder of the night, Tuesday's Red Sox-Yankees game was postponed more than four hours before the scheduled first pitch.

Posted on 25 April 2017 | 9:18 pm

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Statement pitch costs Barnes 4 games

Boston Red Sox pitcher Matt Barnes has received a four-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for intentionally throwing a pitch in the area of the head of Manny Machado of the Baltimore Orioles in the bottom of the eighth inning of Sunday afternoon's game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Joe Torre, chief baseball officer for Major League Baseball, made the announcement.

Posted on 24 April 2017 | 11:18 pm

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Inbox: How does Sale compare to Pedro?

Why and how is Chris Sale closer to Pedro Martinez than Jon Lester or Josh Beckett were? Red Sox beat reporter Ian Browne answers this question and more in his latest Inbox.

Posted on 24 April 2017 | 10:27 pm

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Pedey day to day after knee, ankle checkup

Dustin Pedroia had his left knee and ankle examined at Massachusetts General Hospital during Monday's off-day, and it doesn't appear the second baseman will have to go on the 10-day disabled list.

Posted on 24 April 2017 | 8:10 pm

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Chavis makes Pipeline Team of the Week's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any player currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible, including big leaguers.

Posted on 24 April 2017 | 5:42 pm

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Benintendi's 5 hits lead trip down rabbit hole

Rookie Andrew Benintendi cracked five hits Sunday. Has anyone else had a five-hit game just 51 games into his big league career?

Posted on 24 April 2017 | 3:53 pm

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Benintendi gets 5 hits; scary pitch irks Machado

Struggling Orioles starter Kevin Gausman was a perfect elixir to a sluggish Boston lineup. The Sox homered three times, including Hanley Ramirez's first of the year, in Sunday afternoon's sweep-avoiding, 6-2 win over Baltimore at Camden Yards.

Posted on 24 April 2017 | 1:19 pm

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Benintendi singles self out in record books

On the day power returned to the Red Sox lineup, Andrew Benintendi's singles stood out. On the day veteran Hanley Ramirez smacked his first home run of the season, the rookie outfielder had historians dusting off the team record book. On the day the Red Sox avoided a sweep with a 6-2 win over the Orioles, Benintendi was both lucky and good.

Posted on 23 April 2017 | 11:28 pm

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Machado in middle of 8th-inning tiff

Tensions from Friday night between the Orioles and Red Sox spilled over again in the eighth inning of Sunday's 6-2 Boston win as Orioles third baseman Manny Machado was nearly beaned by reliever Matt Barnes.

Posted on 23 April 2017 | 10:25 pm

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Hernandez throws five hitless frames

Clint Frazier has had Yankees fans abuzz since New York traded for him last July, but he hadn't gotten off to the hottest start to the 2017 season at the plate. As of Saturday, that looks like it might be changing.

Posted on 23 April 2017 | 5:01 am

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AL's top hitting team not taking advantage

The Red Sox certainly have had their chances in the first two games of this series at Camden Yards, but they just have not been taking advantage of them. That caused them problems in the series-opening loss Friday, and it hurt them once again in Saturday's 4-2 loss.

Posted on 23 April 2017 | 4:17 am

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JBJ homers, but 4-run 4th costs Wright, Sox

The first-place Orioles continued to feast on Steven Wright's knuckleball on Saturday, with Trey Mancini and Jonathan Schoop hitting back-to-back homers for the second time this month off the Red Sox righty in a 4-2 series-clinching win.

Posted on 23 April 2017 | 3:34 am

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Ortiz, young fan Maverick reunited at gala

As the Red Sox took the field Saturday night against the Orioles in Baltimore, recently retired slugger David Ortiz was being honored at the Children and Athletes Regenerative Medicine Foundation gala.

Posted on 23 April 2017 | 2:57 am

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Farrell follows up with Torre about slide rule

After injuring his left knee on Manny Machado's slide on Friday night, Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia was not in the starting lineup on Saturday. Pedroia said he is fine with the whole situation, but manager John Farrell was not quite as happy.

Posted on 22 April 2017 | 11:40 pm

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Statcast of the Day: Bet on Betts to get there

Mookie Betts' eighth-inning catch Friday night at Camden Yards won't register as anything more than a putout in the postgame box score, but it deserves closer examination based on the degree of difficulty and the importance of the moment for the Red Sox.

Posted on 22 April 2017 | 6:29 am

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Big hit elusive as Red Sox drop opener to O's

Coming off one of their best road trips in recent years, the Orioles kept right on rolling Friday night at Camden Yards. Backed by a terrific seven-plus innings from Dylan Bundy, who is looking more and more like the frontline starter Baltimore badly needs, the O's bested Boston, 2-0, to keep a firm hold atop the American League East.

Posted on 22 April 2017 | 5:46 am

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Ockimey plates 6, homers twice in big game

No pitcher has been more dominant than Class A Columbia's Merandy Gonzalez to begin the season. That trend continued on Friday night, as the Mets' No. 14 prospect extended his scoreless innings streak to 20 2/3 by tossing seven frames in a win against Lexington.

Posted on 22 April 2017 | 5:37 am

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Pedroia not irked by Machado's hard slide

The Red Sox missed on a number of good scoring chances on Friday, a big reason the Orioles handed them a 2-0 loss in the opener of a three-game series. After the game, though, the bigger subject of conversation in the Boston clubhouse was that the team nearly lost second baseman Dustin Pedroia. The play in question was, in fact, a primary topic in both clubhouses.

Posted on 22 April 2017 | 5:11 am

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JBJ activated as Sox send Holt to DL

The Red Sox got Jackie Bradley Jr. back from the disabled list on Friday, but Brock Holt is headed to the 10-day DL due to vertigo, the team announced.

Posted on 22 April 2017 | 3:32 am

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Betts delivers in 10th after Sale's 13 K's

Mookie Betts came through with a three-run double in the top of the 10th inning, and along the way, he helped provide some protection to Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel and manager John Farrell.

Posted on 21 April 2017 | 12:15 am

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Red Sox prevail after 'tough decision' in 9th

On the way to what would become a thrilling 4-1 win in 10 innings, Red Sox manager John Farrell had to make a decision that was agonizing for good reasons.

Posted on 20 April 2017 | 10:52 pm

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MLB.TV: Watch every night on every device

It all began 15 years ago, and you are going to want to be part of the MLB.TV celebration of baseball and technology, as the world's longest-running and most successful live-streaming sports product is a way of life for millions.

Posted on 20 April 2017 | 5:29 pm

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Betts' long streak without a strikeout ends

Mookie Betts' streak of 129 plate appearances without a strikeout ended in the fourth inning Wednesday against Francisco Liriano of the Blue Jays. This was the longest streak since Juan Pierre went 147 plate appearances without a strikeout in 2004.

Posted on 20 April 2017 | 12:54 pm

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Chavis puts on power display with Salem

Junior Fernandez put his tough start to the season behind him in a truly dominant manner, retiring the first 19 batters he faced on Wednesday.

Posted on 20 April 2017 | 5:34 am

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E-Rod's early return reinforces Sox bullpen

Left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez returned to a day early from his paternity leave, mainly because the Red Sox aren't getting enough innings in their starting rotation of late.

Posted on 20 April 2017 | 4:52 am

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Defense lets Porcello down in loss

Francisco Liriano tossed 5 1/3 scoreless innings and Darwin Barney had a two-run single as part of a three-run second inning as the Blue Jays topped the Red Sox. Rick Porcello pitched well, allowed three unearned runs in seven innings.

Posted on 20 April 2017 | 4:12 am

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Red Sox prospect Chavis hits trio of homers

Michael Chavis set a career high with three home runs on Wednesday, the biggest being a two-run shot that gave Class A Advanced Salem a walk-off victory over Wilmington for a second straight night.

Posted on 20 April 2017 | 3:10 am

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Red Sox use 15-hit attack to edge Jays

A trip to Rogers Centre might have been just the cure for what was ailing the Red Sox's lineup.

Posted on 19 April 2017 | 5:30 am

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Red Sox's Top 30 Prospects list

Who do the Red Sox have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Boston's Top 30 Prospects on's Prospect Watch.

Posted on 28 February 2017 | 9:56 pm

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