Tag:Josh Reddick
Posted on: June 25, 2010 3:18 pm
Edited on: June 25, 2010 5:49 pm

Red Sox move good sign for Drew

The Red Sox, their bullpen battered after Thursday's 13-11, 10-inning win over Colorado, brought left-handed reliever Fabio Castro up from Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday. Castro, 25, was 3-5 with a 6.65 ERA for Pawtucket, which tells you how desperate Boston is for an arm.

Going down was outfielder Josh Reddick, who started the past three games in right field in place of J.D. Drew, who was hobbled by a hamstring strain. Sending down Reddick would seem to indicate that Drew, who pinch hit Thursday night, is ready to return to the field.

-- David Andriesen

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Posted on: June 22, 2010 7:33 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2010 11:27 am

Boston OF woes continue with Drew injury

J.D. Drew The Red Sox already have Jacoby Ellsbury on the disabled list, who has missed all but 11 early-April games. Starting center fielder Mike Cameron is hampered by a sports hernia and has barely played half of the team's games since coming off the disabled list.

Despite J.D. Drew's efforts to get in the lineup every day in their absence, he's been out of the lineup since Friday's game against the Dodgers when he strained his right hamstring. Although he has been able to avoid the disabled list thus far, Boston couldn't go forward with a Daniel Nava-Darnell McDonald-Bill Hall configuration in the interim anymore, especially given Hall's struggles in right.

That means that prospect Josh Reddick gets the call while reliever Robert Manuel gets sent down without appearing in a game after arriving on Saturday. Manager Terry Francona said Drew will not play until at least Thursday. The Red Sox were hopeful Drew could avoid the disabled list and be in the lineup for Thursday night's opener against the Rockies, but clearly the hamstring is not responding enough to rest. And there's no certainty Drew can stay off the DL.

Reddick has a .176 batting average in 17 major-league at-bats on the year, this after posting a .169 line in 59 at-bats in 2009. For Triple-A Pawtucket, he's batting a scant .218/.268/.375 in 235 trips to the plate, although his slash line is .333/.419/.444 in 36 June ABs.

Drew has contributed a .276/.359/.467 line in 225 at-bats, appearing in 65 of Boston's 69 games before the injury.

-- Evan Brunell

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Posted on: June 12, 2010 1:32 pm
Edited on: June 12, 2010 1:33 pm

Red Sox call up OF Nava

The Red Sox have called up outfielder Daniel Nava, and he'll start in left field today. Outfielder Josh Reddick was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Nava, 27, was batting .294 with eight homers and 38 RBI for Pawtucket.

-- David Andriesen

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