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Red Sox Minor Lines: Aneury Tavarez is dominating Double-A

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Aneury Tavarez shouldn’t be in Portland, and Salem’s lineup is back together.

Pawtucket PPD

Portland W 6-5

Aneury Tavarez: 2-3, 1 2B, 2 BB, 1 R

Rafael Devers: 0-4, 1 K

Nick Longhi: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 K

Trey Ball: 4.1 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 4 BB, 3 K

Luis Ysla: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K

Austin Maddox: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

Jamie Callahan: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Aneury Tavarez is officially out of place in Double-A. There wasn’t room in Pawtucket’s outfield, as the Red Sox had too many Triple-A-quality outfielders in their organization. They likely weren’t positive they were getting Tavarez back, and they weren’t sure Bryce Brentz would go unclaimed, so they signed Brian Bogusevic and Junior Lake and that has hurt Tavarez. He’s dominating in Portland, now hitting .400/.491/.533. As soon as there’s a consistent spot open in Pawtucket, he’ll be there. Meanwhile, Trey Ball is Trey Ball-ing.

Salem G1 L 1-2

Tate Matheny: 0-2, 1 BB, 1 R, 2 K

Josh Tobias: 1-2, 1 BB

Michael Chavis: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 K

Josh Ockimey: 0-3, 1 RBI

Austin Rei: 0-3, 1 K

Kyri Washington: 0-2, 2 K

Salem G2 L 0-6

Tate Matheny: 0-3

Josh Tobias: 0-3, 1 K

Michael Chavis: 0-1, 2 BB

Josh Ockimey: 0-3, 1 K

Kyri Washington: 0-3, 1 K

Yankory Pimentel: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K

The good news is that Salem’s roster is getting back to full strength. After losing Matheny, Chavis and Washington to injury in the first week of the year, they are all now back to full strength. The bad news is it didn’t matter in Sunday’s double header when they combined for just one run and none of their best players managed a single hit in the second game. Still, this is going to be an exciting lineup to follow now that everyone is back on the field.

Greenville PPD