Red Sox Minor Lines 5/19, 5/20: Promotion Time!

The first significant rounds of promotions have arrived, with Ted Cahill of Baseball America reporting that 23-year-old Jeremy Hazelbaker (.279/.389/.475) is getting the call-up to Double-A Portland, which of course means a number of counter-moves must be made.

While none of the other moves are completely clear, there are obvious answers and rumors to be had. Either Alex Hassan (.359/.472/.531) or Che-Hsuan Lin (.268/.373/.333) will presumably be leaving Portland for Pawtucket. Hassan is older and with much better numbers than Lin, but Lin's problem is power, and there's no real difference between leagues when what's really needed is muscle. The deciding factor could be that Lin will be Rule-5 eligible after this year, so having him capable of facing major league pitching without being overmatched as a replacement is more urgent than with Hassan if he's going to be taking up a 40-man spot. 

Meanwhile, there's a pretty clear choice to move from Greenville to Salem. Bryce Brentz (.359/.414/.647) has nothing left to prove in Greenville, and should definitely be on his way up.

5/19

Salem L 0-1

Box Score

Jeremy Hazelbaker: 1-4, K
Kolbrin Vitek: 1-4, 2B, K
Reynaldo Rodriguez: 0-4, 2 K
Pete Hissey: 0-4, K

Chris Balcom-Miller: 6 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 HR
-And so CBM joins the elite company of pitchers to take the loss in a one-hitter.

Greenville W 6-5 (In 11)

Box Score

Bryce Brentz: 0-5, K
Miles Head: 2-5, HR, K
-Head also reaches double digits in homers.
Brandon Jacobs: 0-4
Christian Vazquez: 0-1, K
David Renfroe: 0-4, K

Manny Rivera: 3.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 3 HR
-From 2 homers allowed in 34 innings, to 8 in 42. That's something right there, especially since he's had a decent number of groundballs in the games.
Keith Couch: 2.1 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, E
Juan Rodriguez: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

 

5/20

Pawtucket Game 1 W 5-2 (Continued from 5/19)

Box Score

Jose Iglesias: 0-3, K
Josh Reddick: 1-4, HR, K
Lars Anderson: 2-4, K
Luis Exposito: 2-4, K

Jason Rice: 3.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K

 

Pawtucket Game 2 L 0-3 (In 7)

Box Score

Tony Thomas: 1-3, K, E
Josh Reddick: 0-3, K
Lars Anderson: 0-3, K
Michael McKenry: 1-2, BB
Jose Iglesias: 0-2

 

Portland L 1-3

Box Score

Che-Hsuan Lin: 2-4, BB, SB
Alex Hassan: 0-3, BB, 2 K
Ryan Lavarnway: 1-4, 2 K
Tim Federowicz: 0-4
Will Middlebrooks: 0-3, BB, K
Oscar Tejeda: 0-3, BB, K, E

Alex Wilson: 6 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K

 

Salem W 7-4

Box Score

Jeremy Hazelbaker: 0-3, 2 BB, 2 K, 2 SB, A
-A full if not spectacular line for his last appearance in Salem.
Pete Hissey: 2-3, 2 2B, 2 BB, 2 SB
Kolbrin Vitek: 1-4, BB, 2 K
Reynaldo Rodriguez: 0-3, 2 BB

Junichi Tazawa: 4 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
-Not a brilliant return, but what do you expect? Fastball touched around 87.

 

Greenville W 9-3

Box Score

Bryce Brentz: 3-5, HR
-Not quite as full a line, but rather more spectacular for his departure--if, indeed, he's on his way out. Make it 11 homers in Greenville.
Miles Head: 1-4, BB, SB
Christian Vazquez: 2-4, SB, E
Brandon Jacobs: 0-3
-Regression to the mean for Jacobs, whose BABIP is still a garish .440

Latest News

In This Article

Teams

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Over the Monster

You must be a member of Over the Monster to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Over the Monster. You should read them.

Join Over the Monster

You must be a member of Over the Monster to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Over the Monster. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker