Saturday, December 7, 2013
As Alex Wilson keeps dealing for the Portland Sea Dogs (see the Press Herald story), he seems ready to mover up toe Triple-A.
But how to make room for him. The PawSox already have five starters - Kyle Weiland, Felix Doubront, Matt Fox, Brandon Duckworth and Kevin Millwood.
And while the Sox figure out how to move up Wilson, they have another decision to make. When Clay Buchholz comes off the disabled list - likely after the All-Star break - who does he replace in the rotation (Tim Wakefield or Andrew Miller) and whose spot does he take on the major league roster. Only Alfredo Aceves has options to go back to the minors.
Millwood pitched for Pawtucket Sunday: 7 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 6 K. Jeremy Kehrt, temporarily filling in, pitched one perfect inning in relief.
Ryan Khoury, just up from Portland, had a nice re-introduction to Triple-A: 3-for-4, including a home run in the first inning ... Ryan Lavarnway (.338) went 2-for-5 and has 17 RBI in 18 games ... Lars Anderson (.251) hit his 5th home run ... Luis Exposito (.232) was 3-for-4 with his 4th home run.
In the Pawtucket game, shortstop Jose Iglesias had to leave the game after being hit by a pitch, in the head. See the Providence Journal story.
Bryce Brentz, recently promoted to Salem, went 2-for-3 with his 8th home run. IN 17 games in advanced Class A, Brentz is batting .279 with 15 RBI and a .996 OPS.
Kevin Thomas covers baseball and basketball for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram. He wisely moved to Maine in 1994 after working for the St. Petersburg Times. He is married to Nancy and they have nine children.
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