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Sox Notes: Red Sox announce deadline moves

Posted by Joshua Kummins on July 31, 2010

The Red Sox were relatively busy on Saturday as the MLB non-waiver trade deadline passed this afternoon. The Sox designated two players for assignment and made two trades.

All the moves are detailed in this press release from the Red Sox:

BOSTON, MA — Prior to today’s game, the Boston Red Sox selected outfielder Ryan Kalish to the active Major League roster from Triple-A Pawtucket, designated outfielder Jeremy Hermida for assignment and recalled left-handed pitcher Dustin Richardson from Pawtucket. The club also traded right-handed pitcher Ramon Ramirez to the San Francisco Giants in exchange for right-handed pitcher Daniel Turpen. Additionally, Boston acquired catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia from the Texas Rangers in exchange for first baseman Christopher McGuiness, right-handed pitcher Roman Mendez, a player to be named later and cash considerations. Saltalamacchia has been optioned to Pawtucket.

The announcements were made by Executive Vice President/General Manager Theo Epstein.

Kalish, 22, is making his Major League debut today with the start in left field, wearing No. 55. In 78 games between Double-A Portland and Pawtucket this season, the left-handed batter has hit .294 (86-for-293) with 18 doubles, 2 triples, 13 home runs, 47 RBI, 57 runs scored, 42 walks and 25 stolen bases. Kalish has appeared in 70 games in the outfield over the two stops, playing right (24 games), center (28 games) and left field (21 games). Selected by Boston in the ninth round of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft, Kalish was named the Red Sox Minor League Offensive Player of the Year in 2009 after combining for a .279 average (141-for-506) with 18 homers and 77 RBI between Single-A Salem and Portland. In 367 minor league games in the Red Sox system, he has compiled a .284 average (390-for-1,374) with 70 doubles, 11 triples, 40 home runs, 189 RBI, 239 runs scored, 190 walks and 85 stolen bases.

Hermida, 26, has hit .203 (32-for-158) with five home runs and 27 RBI in 52 games for the Red Sox this season, making 43 starts, including 41 in left field and two in right field. On the 15-day disabled list June 11 (retroactive to June 10) until July 22 with fractured ribs, he also played in five rehabilitation games between Portland and Pawtucket, going 4-for-19 (.211) with two doubles, three RBI, a run scored and a walk. Acquired by the Red Sox from the Marlins on November 5, 2009, Hermida has a .259 career average (484-for-1,866) with 62 home runs and 237 RBI in 568 Major League games with Florida (2005-09) and Boston (2010).

Richardson, who is active for today’s game, will be in his second stint with Boston this year. The 26-year-old left-hander was first recalled on June 12 and posted a 2.57 ERA (2 ER/7.0 IP) in 13 relief appearances with the Red Sox before being optioned back to Pawtucket on July 20. In 26 relief outings with the PawSox this season, he has gone 3-0 with one save, a 3.19 ERA (13 ER/36.2 IP) and 48 strikeouts.

The 28-year-old Ramirez has gone 0-3 with two saves, a 4.46 ERA (21 ER/42.1 IP), 31 strikeouts and 16 walks in 44 relief appearances for the Red Sox this season. Acquired by Boston from Kansas City on November 19, 2008, the right-hander has compiled a 16-14 career record with three saves and a 3.55 ERA (106 ER/268.2 IP) in 268 career Major League games with the Rockies (2006-07), Royals (2008) and Red Sox (2009-10).

Turpen, 23, is 5-5 with one save and a 4.09 ERA (23 ER/50.2 IP), 42 strikeouts and 19 walks in 37 games for the Giants Double-A Richmond club this season. Selected by San Francisco in the eighth round of the 2007 First-Year Player Draft, the right-hander is 14-11 with a 2.69 ERA (66 ER/220.2 IP) and 180 strikeouts compared to 72 walks in 144 career minor league relief appearances in the Giants system.

Saltalamacchia, 25, was 1-for-5 (.200) with an RBI in two games for the Rangers this season, including one start behind the plate. He has also appeared in 63 games with Texas’ Triple-A Oklahoma, including a rehab stint, batting .244 (58-for-238) with 11 doubles, two triples, 11 home runs, 33 RBI and 37 runs scored. In 240 career Major League games over parts of four seasons with the Braves (2007) and Rangers (2007-10), Saltalamacchia has hit .251 (199-for-794) with 38 doubles, 23 home runs, 94 RBI and 100 runs scored. He has made 185 career appearances behind the plate, including 177 starts.

McGuiness, 22, has batted .298 (84-for-282) with 20 doubles, 12 home runs, 46 RBI, 41 runs scored and 53 walks in 78 games with Single-A Greenville this season. Boston’s 13th-round selection in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft, the left-handed batter combined to hit .275 (137-for-498) with 18 home runs and 85 RBI over the past two seasons in the Red Sox organization.

The 20-year-old Mendez has combined for a 2-5 record, 6.56 ERA (35 ER/48.0 IP) and 53 strikeouts compared to 29 walks over 14 starts between Short-A Lowell and Greenville in 2010. Originally signed by the Red Sox as an international free agent in 2007, the right-hander is 7-9 with a 3.69 ERA (61 ER/148.2 IP) and 146 strikeouts in 37 career minor league appearances (35 starts).

With today’s moves, the Red Sox 40-man roster is now at 38.

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Sox Notes: Ramirez reportedly traded

Posted by Joshua Kummins on July 31, 2010

NESN’s Heidi Watney has reported that right-handed reliever Ramon Ramirez has been traded to the San Francisco Giants. LHP Dustin Richardson has been recalled as noted earlier.

There is no word on what the Sox will get in return, but more details are expected to come later.

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Sox Summary: Lester tosses complete game, but day is not complete without another injury

Posted by Joshua Kummins on June 27, 2010

With Jon Lester's win on Sunday afternoon, the Sox improve to 10-2 against teams from California this season, despite this weekend being their first series on the road against those teams. The win also gave the Sox the rubber game of the weekend set. (Reuters)

Despite a complete game five-hitter by Jon Lester, the Red Sox’ 5-1 win over the Giants at AT&T Park on Sunday, another injury dampened the impressive performance. Victor Martinez left the game with a fractured thumb from a foul ball that hit his finger and hit him in the left big toe, the same place that was hit by another foul ball back on May 24.

The Sox started out fast as David Ortiz cranked a solo home run to right field (16) in the first inning, which made it into McCovey Cove beyond the stadium walls. San Francisco tied the game at 1-1 on an infield groundout by Aubrey Huff.

In the second, it was Jon Lester’s turn to help himself at the plate as he drove in the go-ahead run on a sacrifice fly to right field. Marco Scutaro made it a two-run lead on an RBI single to right field.

The Sox made it 4-1 in the third inning when Bill Hall was the next to stroke an RBI single to left field.

Adrian Beltre put the game to bed in the ninth on a fly ball homer to left field (12).

Jon Lester allowed just five hits, a run, and a walk on 103 pitches to earn his ninth win of the season. Tim Lincecum took the loss as he pitched just three innings of five-hit, four-run baseball to fall to 8-3.

The Red Sox conclude Interleague Play with an impressive 13-5 record over 19 games, tied for the third-best record in baseball with the Mets.

John Lackey takes the ball on Tuesday night as the Sox welcome Matt Garza and the Rays to Fenway for the first of a two-game set this week.

NOTES

* Catcher Victor Martinez has a fractured distal phalanx, which is the bone on the tip of his thumb. Martinez took two foul tips off his thumb and then exited in the third inning. A trip to the disabled list depends on swelling.

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Sox Notes: Martinez fractures thumb

Posted by Joshua Kummins on June 27, 2010

Catcher Victor Martinez left the game in the fourth inning with a fractured bone in his left thumb. A trip to the disabled list depends on the amount of swelling.

The Sox beat San Francisco, 5-1, on Sunday afternoon at AT&T Park to take the weekend series win. “Sox Summary” later.

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Red Sox Today: June 27 at Giants

Posted by Joshua Kummins on June 27, 2010

4:05 p.m., NESN/WEEI

RED SOX (45-31)
16 Marco Scutaro SS
60 Daniel Nava LF
34 David Ortiz 1B
20 Kevin Youkilis 3B
41 Victor Martinez C
7 J.D. Drew RF
22 Bill Hall 2B
54 Darnell McDonald CF
31 Jon Lester LHP

GIANTS (40-33)
56 Andres Torres CF
21 Freddy Sanchez 2B
17 Aubrey Huff LF
28 Buster Posey 1B
16 Edgar Renteria SS
1 Bengie Molina C
48 Pablo Sandoval 3B
12 Nate Schierholtz RF

55 Tim Lincecum RHP

Patterson acquired from Athletics: The Red Sox acquired infielder/outfielder Eric Patterson from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for Minor League left-handed pitcher Fabian Williamson today.  Patterson is expected to join the team in time for today’s game.

Injury Updates: Manager Terry Francona said that pitcher Clay Buchholz felt something pop while running to second base in the second inning, but everything is fine structurally. On Monday, he will be re-evaluated in Boston and the Sox hope that he will be able to make his next start. Dr. Thomas Gil and Dr. George Theodore, an orthopedist from Mass. General, reviewed Dustin Pedroia’s tests and Francona indicated that the fracture in his left foot could have been worse. He will be examined on Monday in Boston, then a timetable will be set. The Globe’s Peter Abraham is reporting that it could be at least six weeks.

Delcarmen to host bowling event: Tomorrow, Manny Delcarmen’s “Bowling Strikes for Schools” event, presented by New Balance, will take place at Jillian’s. To purchase tickets, visit mannyd17.com.

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Sox Summary: Sox top Giants, but one more added to injury list

Posted by Joshua Kummins on June 27, 2010

The Red Sox have had their fair share of injuries this season, but why not add one more. Clay Buchholz exited Saturday’s 4-2 win over San Francisco at AT&T Park with a hyper-extended left knee.

Darnell McDonald made it 1-0 as he belted a solo home run to left field (5) in the top of the first inning.

Then in the second, an unlikely power source, Mike Cameron hit a three-run home run to center field (1) to put the Sox in command at 4-0.

In the bottom of the fourth, Buster Posey grounded into an infield force out, allowing Pat Burrell to score the first San Francisco run.

Posey hit a sacrifice fly to center field in the sixth, scoring Juan Uribe, to make it 4-2, but that was all the Giants could get.

Before leaving the game, Buchholz allowed a hit and a walk, while fanning two in the first inning. The Red Sox had to piece this one together among seven different relievers and in the end Scott Atchison took home the win as he allowed a run on one hit, two walks, and a strikeout over 2.1 innings of work to improve to 1-1. Jonathan Papelbon pitched a perfect ninth for his 17th save of the season.

Madison Bumgarner made his 2010 debut and did not pitch poorly over seven innings, despite taking the loss. He allowed five hits and four earned runs, walking just one and fanning five.

The Sox will be back in action for Sunday afternoon’s rubber game at AT&T Park. It will be a pitching matchup for the ages as Jon Lester will face Tim Lincecum.

NOTES

* Manager Terry Francona said that Buchholz felt something pop while running to second base in the second inning, but everything is fine structurally. On Monday, he will be re-evaluated in Boston and the Sox hope that he will be able to make his next start.

* Dr. Thomas Gil and Dr. George Theodore, an orthopedist from Mass. General, reviewed Dustin Pedroia’s tests and Francona indicated that the fracture in his left foot could have been worse. He will be examined on Monday in Boston, then a timetable will be set. The Globe’s Peter Abraham is reporting that it could be at least six weeks.

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Sox Summary: Down…Down! Sox lose Pedroia, game in series opener at San Francisco

Posted by Joshua Kummins on June 26, 2010

Dustin Pedroia fouled a ball off of his left foot in the third inning. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

After taking a quick lead, the Red Sox could not muster enough more offense in a 5-4 loss to the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on Friday night. The Sox have lost three of the last four games, while Dustin Pedroia exited the game in the third after being hit in the foot by a pitch.

Kevin Youkilis made it 3-0 as he launched a three-run homer to left field (15) in the first inning.

The Giants tied the game at 3-3 in the bottom of the second inning as Buster Posey singled to center field and pitcher Jonathan Sanchez drove in two runs on a bunt single, turned error, to help his own cause.

Juan Uribe gave San Francisco a 4-3 lead with a line home run to left field (12) in the bottom of the third.

In the eighth, the Giants took a two-run lead on a Freddy Sanchez sacrifice fly to right field.

Victor Martinez made it 5-4 in the top of the ninth, but his RBI single was the only other offense Boston could muster.

Starter Tim Wakefield fell to 2-6 as he allowed 11 hits and three earned runs over seven innings, while walking two and striking out three.

Jonathan Sanchez was the winning pitcher for the Giants as he pitched 5.1 innings of three-hit, three-run baseball to improve to 6-5. Brian Wilson allowed four hits and one run, but did enough to notch his 21st save of the season.

The Red Sox look to even the series on Saturday night as Clay Buchholz faces rookie Madison Bumgarner, who will be making his Major League debut. Joe Martinez was scheduled to make the start, but the rookie was called up from Triple-A Fresno.

NOTES

* Arizona’s Edwin Jackson issued eight walks, but no-hit the Tampa Bay Rays, 1-0, at Tropicana Field last night. It was his first-ever no-no, but second in Diamondback team history.

* Doctors did not see a break in the x-rays taken on Dustin Pedroia’s left foot, but manager Terry Francona said that he is “as sore as hell.”

* The Fenway West blog is hosting the Rock and Sox benefit at The Connecticut Yankee in San Francisco (100 Connecticut Street) after today’s game. It is a concert by Bay-area musicians with the proceeds going to The Jimmy Fund. The Connecticut Yankee is a Red Sox supporters’ bar that is located just two miles from AT&T Park.

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