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Red Sox minor lines: Danny Mars makes his big debut

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Danny Mars may be a sixth-round pick, but he played above that role in his professional debut.

Pawtucket L 6-9

Shane Victorino: 0-4, K
Alex Hassan: 3-5, 2B, HR
Garin Cecchini: 2-5, 3B, 2 K, SB

Rich Hill: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K

I can recall few rehab assignments that have been more tumultuous and unproductive than Shane Victorino's. Truly, if you want to summarize the 2014 Red Sox with one player, Victorino's probably does the best job.

Portland L 1-5

Deven Marrero: 1-3, BB, 2 K, CS
Blake Swihart: 0-3, BB, K
Sean Coyle: 1-2, 2 BB, 2 SB
Keury De La Cruz: 0-4, K

Coyle's OPS nudges up over 1.000 again. He's also a perfect 12-for-12 in stolen bases. Perhaps more exciting than even that is Blake Swihart having six walks and a .415 OBP in his last ten games. I'm only being slightly facetious here--if Swihart can produce power like he has this year and patience like he has in years past...

Salem L 1-10

Pat Light: 2.1 IP, 10 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 2 BB, 1 K

Greenville L 4-5

Forrestt Allday: 1-3, 2 BB, SB
Tzu-Wei Lin: 1-5, K
Wendell Rijo: 0-4, K
Manuel Margot: 2-4, 3B, HR, K

Jamie Callahan: 5 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 1 K

Jamie Callahan and Pat Light back-to-back is absolutely brutal. Two complete trainwreck seasons.

Less trainwreckish is Manuel Margot. Things got rough there for a while, but the big name in Greenville heading into the season is looking like the real deal of late. He's hitting .317/.388/.533 in June after a rough May. Honestly, the Red Sox system as a whole seems to be enjoying June a lot better than last month.

Lowell L 4-12

Sam Travis: 0-5, K
Danny Mars: 3-3, 2B, 3B, BB
Nick Longhi: 0-1

Not at all sure what happened with Nick Longhi. The Spinners just called it a "defensive substitution."

But hey, good start to Danny Mars' career, showing off his speed as a power substitute. That won't play up quite as well as defenses get better, but it will always be a threat.

GCL Red Sox W 5-3

Jordon Austin: 0-4, 2 K

Well, it doesn't look like Jordon Austin became a baseball player over the offseason. He's 0-for-12 with six strikeouts to start the season.

DSL Red Sox L 2-8

Luis Alejandro Basabe: 1-4, K
Rafael Devers: 1-3, 2B, BB, K
Luis Alexander Basabe: 1-3