Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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TWO PITCHERS WHO began the season in Portland have made it to Boston. Brandon Workman and Drake Britton are contributing to the Red Sox.
Workman has made two spot starts, giving up only four runs over 121/3 innings.
Britton had made four relief appearances through Friday, throwing four scoreless innings, allowing two hits and a walk.
"Certainly it's satisfying from the player development side of things," Crockett said, "and all the coaches who have worked with them. Both those guys started in Salem last year. "
ANTHONY RANAUDO didn't pitch at Fenway Park and if you believe the trade rumors, you wonder if he ever will.
Ranaudo is putting up some of the best numbers (8-3, 2.80 ERA) in the organization. But the Red Sox are blessed with an abundance of pitching prospects. There is speculation that Boston might use a high-end prospect such as Ranaudo in a trade-deadline deal to bolster this year's club.
In today's online media, including Twitter accounts like @mlbtraderumors, the speculation can grow.
"Unfortunately I follow them on Twitter so I see (the rumors) come up," Ranaudo said. "I try not to read into it. Until I get a phone call about something, I'm in the Boston Red Sox organization. I'm happy to be here and I'm trying to get up to Boston."
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