• Red Sox Call Up Franchy Cordero, Place Danny Santana On Injured List

    10 days ago - By NESN

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    He's back.
    The Boston Red Sox on Thursday called up outfielder/first baseman Franchy Cordero while placing utilityman Danny Santana on the 10-day injured list due to a groin strain. Cordero last played in the majors May 23, and was hitting .179 with one homer and a 36 percent strikeout rate at the time of his demotion.
    The 26-year-old, acquired as part of the offseason Andrew Benintendi trade, only has played left field this season with the Red Sox but recently began playing first base for the Triple-A WooSox. He seemingly could provide a left-handed option at first base...
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  • Red Sox Prospect Connor Seabold Returning From IL, Will Start For WooSox Friday

    10 days ago - By NESN

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    The Boston Red Sox on Thursday reportedly signed their top draft pick , Marcelo Mayer, to a contract at slot value. But that wasn't the day's only piece of good news for the farm system: Connor Seabold is making his way back to the mound.
    Seabold, who has spent the year on the injured list with elbow inflammation, is expected to start for Triple-A Worcester on Friday on the road against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, the team announced. The WooSox announced the decision Thursday afternoon, noting the right-hander fared well in two rehab starts in the Florida Complex...
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  • Watch Marcelo Mayer Take First Batting Practice Cuts At Fenway Park

    10 days ago - By NESN

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    Marcelo Mayer was in the building Thursday.
    The 2021 fourth overall pick, whom the Red Sox reportedly signed to a $6.6 million slot-value contract, visited Fenway Park and got the full experience. He took batting practice swings, met with Boston manager Alex Cora, checked out the Green Monster and spoke to members of the media.
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  • This Stat Shows How Dominant Red Sox Have Been Last Two Games In Two-Strike Counts

    10 days ago - By NESN

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    The Boston Red Sox put on their own Home Run Derby against the Toronto Blue Jays on
    Monday and Wednesday , and more than half of them came in impressive fashion.
    Boston took both games from Toronto in Buffalo and look to keep that momentum going against the New York Yankees on Thursday night at Fenway Park.
    Even though they were playing at a smaller ball park in Buffalo, it shouldn't go unnoticed that a good amount of their 11 home runs hit against the Blue Jays came with two strikes in the count.
    According to ESPN Stats & Info, eight of Boston's 11 home runs happened...
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  • Marcelo Mayer Shares First Impression Of Fenway Park After Signing Red Sox Contract

    10 days ago - By NESN

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    Marcelo Mayer had a big day on Thursday.
    In addition to signing his first Major League Baseball contract , the No. 4 overall pick set foot in Fenway Park for the first time. A California native, the shortstop revealed after he was drafted by the Boston Red Sox that the closest he'd ever traveled to New England was North Carolina.
    It seems like he had quite the first-timer's experience at the oldest ballpark in MLB before Thursday's game against the New York Yankees. He took batting practice , got some reps in the field and still found time to sit with NESN's Jahmai...
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  • Alex Cora Notes Tanner Houck Has Developed Into Product Red Sox Wanted

    Alex Cora Notes Tanner Houck Has Developed Into Product Red Sox Wanted

    10 days ago - By NESN

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    Boston Red Sox right-hander Tanner Houck will get the start Thursday night against the visiting New York Yankees at Fenway Park.
    Houck, who was called up from Triple-A Worcester immediately following the Major League Baseball All-Star break, will make his first major league start since mid-April and seek his first win of the season. He appeared in a three-inning relief appearance during last week's series against the Yankees, earning the save.
    And that performance was just the latest example of what Houck can offer the Red Sox, a versatile pitcher who is expected to be...
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  • Franchy Cordero Back With Red Sox After He ‘Made Some Progress' In Minors

    Franchy Cordero Back With Red Sox After He ‘Made Some Progress' In Minors

    10 days ago - By NESN

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    The Franchy Cordero experiment could be on display in Boston soon.
    Cordero, who came to the Red Sox as an outfielder in the trade that sent Andrew Benintendi to the Kansas City Royals, was sent to Triple-A Worcester amid a hitting slump in May. While he was there, the organization decided to try him out at first base , and he ended up playing 27 games on the grass, 10 as the designated hitter and six at first base.
    He fared well enough that the Red Sox on Thursday called him up to fill the roster spot of utility man Danny Santana, who was moved to the 10-day injured list...
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  • Red Sox Offense Got Back On Track In Two-Game Sweep Vs. Blue Jays

    10 days ago - By NESN

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    The Boston Red Sox's offense is cooking right now.
    After a slow series against the New York Yankees, the Red Sox's bats got back on track during the squad's two-game sweep against the Toronto Blue Jays to the tune of a sizzling .299 batting average and 11 home runs.
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  • Chaim Bloom, Red Sox Casting Wide Net In MLB Trade Deadline Search

    Chaim Bloom, Red Sox Casting Wide Net In MLB Trade Deadline Search

    10 days ago - By NESN

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    No one can accuse the Boston Red Sox of operating with tunnel vision ahead of the 2021 Major League Baseball trade deadline.
    Their performance so far this season suggests they'll be buyers leading up to July 30, and while Boston has a few obvious needs , Red Sox chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom insisted Thursday on WEEI's “The Greg Hill Show” he's casting a wide net in his effort to improve the roster.
    “We owe it to ourselves to have a lot of lines in the water right now,” Bloom said, as transcribed by WEEI.com. “Some guys are cleaner fits than others. But I've said...
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  • Red Sox sign No. 4 MLB Draft pick Marcelo Mayer as shortstop reportedly gets $6.6 million bonus

    10 days ago - By CBSSports

    Mayer will receive full slot value, or the highest signing bonus handed out this summer
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  • Red Sox Sign First-Round Pick Marcelo Mayer

    10 days ago - By MLB Trade Rumors

    The Red Sox have reached an agreement with first-round draft pick Marcelo Mayer. The Athletic's Chad Jennings reports that the fourth overall pick will sign for a bonus of the assigned slot price of $6,664,000. While the team hasn't yet officially announced the signing, Jennings and multiple other Boston reporters noted that Mayer and several team officials took part in what appears to be the official signing ceremony on the field at Fenway Park.
    There was quite a bit of speculation prior to the draft that the Pirates would take Mayer with the first overall pick, though when Pittsburgh...
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  • Red Sox Vs. Yankees Lineups: Alex Verdugo Returns For Series Opener

    10 days ago - By NESN

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    Boston Red Sox bats are heating up again, and the New York Yankees might have trouble preparing for their rivals' new look.
    Boston is coming off a two-game sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays, during which 18 of the Sox's 23 combined hits went for extra bases. The Red Sox welcome the Yankees to Fenway Park Thursday for the opener of their four-game series.
    Red Sox manager Alex Cora restores Alex Verdugo to the lineup for the tilt. Verdugo started Wednesday's Red Sox-Blue Jays game on the bench but entered in the seventh inning as a replacement for Danny Santana, who suffered a...
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  • MLB Rumors: Red Sox Draft Pick Marcelo Mayer Agree To Contract

    10 days ago - By NESN

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    It appears the Boston Red Sox have signed Marcelo Mayer.
    According to The Boston Globe's Alex Speier and The Athletic's Chad Jennings, the Red Sox and shortstop Marcelo Mayer have agreed to sign a slot recommendation worth $6.664 million .
    Per MLB source, Mayer is signing for slot recommendation for No 4 overall pick. - Alex Speier July 22, 2021
    I'm told the Red Sox and Marcelo Mayer agreed on a contract at slot, which is - I believe - a little more than $6.6 million. - Chad Jennings July 22, 2021
    Marcelo was drafted No. 4 overall in this year's Major League Baseball...
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