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Friday, July 22, 2016
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activated relief pitcher Junichi Tazawa from the 15-day disabled list. To make room for Tazawa, the team optioned relief pitcher Noe Ramirez back to AAA. Tazawa went on the DL after suffering a right shoulder impingement on July 3rd. Unconfirmed reports suggest that the Red Sox have racked up $35,000 in reimbursable mileage expenses for Noe's nearly daily trips between Pawtucket and Fenway Park.
still in the market for another reliever and another bullpen arm. Said ESPN's Jim Bowden, "According to sources, they're not done. The Red Sox continue to work the phones on both another starter and reliever, and with a farm system as deep as theirs, I would expect them to make at least one more trade between now and the deadline." The starter trade targets are likely to be less than elite—think Jeremy Hellickson, (Philadelphia Phillies) Ervin Santana (the visiting Minnesota Twins) or Jimmy Nelson (Milwaukee Brewers). It's not clear what type of reliever Boston is looking for, but someone with late-inning experience would be logical—given the types of injuries the team has suffered lately. Stay tuned, there are only nine days left until the July 31st trading deadline. And Double D is locked and loaded.
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Koji Uehara will be sidelined at least a month with what is now being called a "torn" pectoral muscle. First, manager John Farrell said there was no timetable for Koji's return, then the pitcher tweeted that he'd be out a month. So, in a crucial period when Boston will be almost constantly on the road, they will be without two closers. Yikes.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
shows that the Red Sox moved up three spots this week to the #6 overall position on the list. The Washington Nationals have taken over first position from the Cubbies, who find themselves in the #3 spot. The Giants—who the Red Sox beat last night 4-0—are in second place this week. The Carmine Hose come in with an average score of 6.2—and were placed as high as 5th by some. The Orioles remain one slot ahead of Boston, while the Blue Jays are now ranked 9th. And, The Bronx Embalmers are still comfortably ensconced in the number nineteen position. The Twinkies and Rays are now tied for the honor of worst team in the American League.You can see all the Week Sixteen rankings HERE.
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