Sunday September 23, 2012 | 06:00 AM

The Boston Red Sox announced their minor league awards ad the majors ones went to three who began the season in Class A and ended up with the Portland Sea Dogs.

Offensive Player of the Year: Xander Bogaerts: Hit a combined .307 with 37 doubles, three triples, 20 home runs and 81 RBI with Salem and Portland. He actually improved when promoted to Double-A: .326 in 23 games,

Pitcher of the Year: Brandon Workman: A combined 10-8 with a 3.50 ERA (130 strikeouts/25 walks in 138 2/3 innings) in Salem and Portland. (3-1, 3.96 in Double-A).

Defensive Player of the Year: Jackie Bradley Jr.: Committed seven errors all season in center field, while playing the position as well as any Red Sox prospect in recent memory. He also batted a combined .315 with 42 doubles, four triples and nine home runs.

All three are expected to be back in Portland in April, but looking to move up ASAP.

Another prospect was overlooked. Then again, Juan Carlos Linares is 28 and is sometimes forgotten. I think he could be playing left field in Fenway sometime next year. For that and other tidbits, see Today's Column.

Now for the standings: 

AL EAST
Yankees 88-63
Orioles 87-64 (1 back)
Rays 82-70 (6.5)

WILD CARD
Orioles 87-64
A’s 85-66
Angels 83-69 (2.5 back)
Rays 82-70 (3.5)
Tigers 80-70 (4.5)

FOR 2013 TOP DRAFT PICK
Astros 50-102
Rockies 58-93
Cubs 59-93
Indians 62-90
Twins 62-89
Marlins 66-86
Blue Jays 66-84
RED SOX 68-85
Mets 68-83
Royals 70-81
Seattle 72-80
Padres 72-80
 

 

About this Blog

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.

Follow his thoughts on the Boston Red Sox and Portland Sea Dogs on Clearing the Bases

Follow his thoughts on the Boston Celtics and Maine Red Claws on Holding Court


Subscribe to the
Holding Court RSS

Subscribe to the
Clearing the Bases RSS

Previous entries

April 2014

March 2014

January 2014

December 2013

November 2013

October 2013

More

September 2013

August 2013

July 2013

June 2013

May 2013

April 2013

March 2013

February 2013

January 2013

December 2012

November 2012

October 2012

September 2012

August 2012

July 2012

June 2012

May 2012

April 2012

March 2012

February 2012

January 2012

November 2011

October 2011

September 2011

August 2011

July 2011

June 2011

May 2011

April 2011

March 2011

Further Discussion

Here at PressHerald.com we value our readers and are committed to growing our community by encouraging you to add to the discussion. To ensure conscientious dialogue we have implemented a strict no-bullying policy. To participate, you must follow our Terms of Use.

Questions about the article? Add them below and we’ll try to answer them or do a follow-up post as soon as we can. Technical problems? Email them to us with an exact description of the problem. Make sure to include:
  • type of computer or mobile device your are using
  • exact operating system and browser you are viewing the site on (TIP: You can easily determine your operating system here.)
Prefer to respond privately? Email us here.