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Bowden, Masterson among first out of training camp

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The Boston Red Sox made their first set of cuts today:

Red Sox optioned RHP Edgar Martinez and RHP David Pauley to Triple-A Pawtucket; optioned RHP Kyle Jackson and SS Argenis Diaz were optioned to Double-A Portland; reassigned RHP Michael Bowden, LHP Hunter Jones, RHP Justin Masterson, 1B Jeff Bailey, 2B Tony Granadillo and INF Gil Velasquez to minor league camp.

By the way, I win the bet: Argenis Diaz is one of the first that leaves the camp. I'm not proud of my prediction, but I made the call that I needed to make. I wish we could have seen some more of Michael Bowden and Justin Masterson, but I'm sure we'll see them at some point this season.