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Red Sox minor lines: Rafael Devers is finally getting hot

April was not kind to Rafael Devers, but May is going swimmingly.

Pawtucket L 2-3

Deven Marrero: 0-4
Marco Hernandez: 0-4
Sam Travis: 0-4, K
Rusney Castillo: 0-3

Eduardo Rodriguez: 5.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 2 HR

Not the ideal final start for Eduardo Rodriguez, who hasn't looked quite his old dominant Triple-A self in his three rehab outings. But the Red Sox need him, and if he's ready to return, they're probably not going to be interested in pitching Sean O'Sullivan for too long. It's too bad Rodriguez couldn't have had a clean introduction to the year, but hopefully the rehab starts will have at least provided him a decent platform to launch from. He doesn't need to be at 100%. He just needs to be decent for now.

Portland W 4-3

Justin Haley: 7 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K

I have officially surrendered on Wendell Rijo. Portland is a land of mid-tier pitchers. But at least Justin Haley is doing his part. He's gotten his ERA back to its usual low levels, and his peripherals are better than ever. Hopefully 2015 ends up being little more than a blip on the radar.

Salem W 8-3

Yoan Moncada: 0-4, BB
Mauricio Dubon: 2-5, 2B, 3B
Andrew Benintendi: 1-5, 2B, K
Rafael Devers: 2-4, HR, BB

Does Devers finally have something going here? He's on a five-game hitting streak with a line of .348/.444/.609 in May. Given the why behind his slow start, it was only a matter of time before the hits started falling, I suppose. I'm just a little surprised an exorcism wasn't required.

Greenville Game 1 L 3-13

Josh Ockimey: 0-3, BB, K
Austin Rei: 0-2, 2 BB, K, CS
Luis Alexander Basabe: 0-3, BB, 3 K

Greenville Game 2 W 5-4 (In 7)

Josh Ockimey: 2-3, HR
Kyri Washington: 0-3, 2 K
Luis Alexander Basabe: 1-3, 3B

Jake Cosart: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K

You don't often see the Red Sox pull the trigger on a bullpen move as fast as they did with Jake Cosart, but so far the results appear quite positive. He's pretty much just striking everyone out, and if the walk rate is still high, it's at least lower than it was before. The league has seen plenty of relievers succeed by making up for their wildness by blowing batters away when they do find the zone. That's not the worst path for Cosart to aim for.