June 2009

Mikey Lowell placed on 15-day DL

For Immediate Release

June 30, 2009

 

RED SOX PLACE THIRD BASEMAN MIKE LOWELL ON 15-DAY DISABLED LIST;

RECALL FIRST BASEMAN/OUTFIELDER JEFF BAILEY FROM TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET

 

BOSTON, MA–The Boston Red Sox today placed third baseman Mike Lowell on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to June 28) with a right hip strain and recalled first baseman/outfielder Jeff Bailey from Triple-A Pawtucket.  Bailey is wearing No. 55 and is active for tonight’s game against the Orioles.

 

The announcement was made by Executive Vice President/General Manager Theo Epstein.

 

Lowell, 35, is hitting .282 (75-for-266) with 18 doubles, one triple, 10 home runs, 41 RBI and 30 runs scored in 68 games for Boston this season.  The right-handed hitter has made starts in just two of the Red Sox’ last nine games and returned to Boston following Sunday’s game in Atlanta.  On Monday, Lowell received an injection of Synvisc in his right hip.  The third baseman underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right hip during the offseason.

 

For Bailey, 30, it is his second stint with the Major League club this season.  The right-handed hitter was originally selected to the active roster on April 22 and went 13-for-69 (.188) with three doubles, one triple, three home runs, nine RBI and 10 runs scored in 23 games before being optioned back to Triple-A Pawtucket on May 31.  In 36 games with the PawSox this season, Bailey is batting .259 (36-for-139) with 13 RBI and seven home runs, tied for the second-most on the club.  He has hit safely in each of his last nine games beginning June 20, going 12-for-34 (.353) in that time.

 

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New Draft signings!

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                   Monday, June 22, 2009

 

RED SOX SIGN 11 DRAFT SELECTIONS

 

BOSTON, MA – The Boston Red Sox announced today that the club has signed 11 players selected in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft, including right-handed pitcher Alex Wilson (2nd round), outfielder Seth Schwindenhammer (5th round) and right-hander Jeremiah Bayer (30th round), a native of Greenfield, MA.  Additionally, Boston has signed three non-drafted free agents.  Red Sox Director of Amateur Scouting Jason McLeod made the announcement.

 

Wilson, the 77th overall selection out of Texas A&M University, went 6-6 with a 4.22 ERA (42 ER/89.2 IP) and two saves in 24 appearances, including eight starts in 2009.  The 6-1, 205-pound junior limited opponents to a .237 average (80-for-337) and fanned a team-high 120 batters compared to just 25 walks, earning an All-Big 12 honorable mention.

 

Taken in the fifth round out of Limestone Community High School (IL), Schwindenhammer combined for 28 home runs and 98 RBI over his junior and senior years.

 

Bayer earned 2009 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Division III Pitcher of the Year and D3Baseball.com National Pitcher of the Year honors after going 12-1 with a 0.85 ERA (9 ER/95.1 IP), 94 strikeouts and 24 walks over 14 outings (11 starts) as a senior at Trinity College in Hartford, CT.

 

The club has also signed three non-drafted free agents: shortstop Drew Dominguez out of Wesleyan University (CT), catcher Sean Killeen from Trinity College (CT) and right-handed pitcher Chez Angeloni out of Johns Hopkins University (MD). 

 

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Another Yaz, and 19 other Sox Draft Picks!

RED SOX SELECT 20 PLAYERS ON FINAL DAY OF THE 2009 FIRST-YEAR PLAYER DRAFT

 

BOSTON, MA – The Boston Red Sox today concluded their participation in Major League Baseball’s 2009 First-Year Player Draft with 20 additional selections in rounds 31-50.  Red Sox Director of Amateur Scouting Jason McLeod made the announcement.

 

Over three days of the draft, Boston selected 26 pitchers (20 right-handers, 6 left-handers), 11 infielders, 11 outfielders and two catchers.  Of the 50 players drafted, 27 are from high school and 23 from college.

 

Among today’s picks was outfielder Michael Yastrzemski, the grandson of Red Sox legend and Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski.  Selected in the 36th round out of St. John’s Prep in Danvers, MA, Yastrzemski hit .368 (28-for-76) with 18 RBI and nine stolen bases in 24 games this year.  He posted a .505 on-base percentage while leading his team with 28 runs scored and five outfield assists. 

 

The Red Sox selected two additional players today with Major League ties.  Gavin McCourt was taken in the 39th round out of Harvard-Westlake High School (CA) where he was an all-league outfielder.  McCourt’s father, Frank, is the Owner and Chairman of the Los Angeles Dodgers and his mother, Jamie, is the Chief Executive Officer.  With its 45th-round selection, Boston picked first baseman Kyle Arnsberg out of Arlington Lamar High School.  He is the son of former Major League pitcher and current Blue Jays pitching coach Brad Arnsberg.

 

The club’s 49th pick was third baseman Chris Constantino from Bishop Hendricken High School in Warwick, RI.  Constantino’s team is playing in the Rhode Island Class A State Baseball Championship tonight at McCoy Stadium, the home of Boston’s Triple-A Pawtucket club.  Red Sox outfielder Rocco Baldelli was a first-round pick by Tampa Bay out of Bishop Hendricken in the 2000 First-Year Player Draft.

 

Attached is a complete look at the Red Sox 2009 draft selections.

 

Yesterday’s Draft picks!

RED SOX SELECT 27 PLAYERS ON SECOND DAY OF

THE 2009 FIRST-YEAR PLAYER DRAFT

 

BOSTON, MA – The Boston Red Sox today continued their participation in Major League Baseball’s 2009 First-Year Player Draft with 27 additional selections in rounds 4-30.  Red Sox Director of Amateur Scouting Jason McLeod made the announcement.

 

Over the first two days of the draft, Boston has selected 16 pitchers (13 right-handers, 3 left-handers), seven infielders, six outfielders and one catcher.  Of the 30 players drafted, 15 are from high school and 15 from college.

 

Today’s picks included right-handed pitcher Luke Bard, the brother of Red Sox reliever Daniel Bard.  Selected in the 16th round out of Charlotte Christian High School (NC), Bard was recently named the Charlotte Independent Schools Athletic Association (CISAA) Baseball Player of the Year.  

 

The Red Sox also selected three players with ties to New England.  In the 20th round, the club picked Duke University right-handed pitcher Alex Hassan, a native of Milton, MA and former four-year letter winner at Boston College High School.  Hassan was named to the All-Ping!Baseball Team in 2009 as a utility player, earning eight saves as the Blue Devils closer and batting .342 (75-for-219) as an outfielder.  The junior finished with a 2-2 record and 4.10 ERA (12 ER/26.1 IP) on the mound while recording 17 doubles, four triples, three home runs, 30 RBI and a team-high 56 runs at the plate. 

 

Boston selected shortstop Dan Kemp out of Tantasqua Regional High School in Fiskdale, MA with its 24th-round pick.  Kemp hit .472 with six home runs, 24 RBI, 24 run scored and 14 stolen bases this year. 

 

With their final pick of the day, the Red Sox took senior right-hander Jeremiah Bayer from Trinity College in Hartford, CT.  Bayer, a native of Greenfield, MA, earned 2009 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Division III Pitcher of the Year and the D3Baseball.com National Pitcher of the Year honors after going 12-1 with a 0.85 ERA (9 ER/95.1 IP), 94 strikeouts and 24 walks over 14 outings (11 starts) this season.

 

Be sure to keep up with the rest of our picks through the MLB Draft Tracker: http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/events/draft/y2009/draftcaster.jsp

 

All the best from a Front Office hoping for a sweep tonight!

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