July 7, 2013

On Baseball: Hot corner is hot topic as Sox seek stability

By Kevin Thomas kthomas@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

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"I was just going to hang out here (during the All-Star break) and play a little golf. I'd much rather be there."

Spring, 28, is batting .262 with an .824 OPS (combined on-base percentage and slugging average).

THE ALL-STAR GAME features two Sea Dogs pitchers -- Anthony Ranaudo and Will Latimer, who was named after All-Star Drake Britton was promoted to Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday.

There is still no word on whether Ranaudo will be able to pitch Wednesday. He was also selected for the prestigious Major League All-Stars Futures Game on July 14 in New York. Ranaudo said he could still pitch in New Britain, since it would be for one inning.

Britton was scheduled to start for the Sea Dogs this Monday at Hadlock Field, so he was doubtful for the Eastern League game anyway. It looks like he might make his Triple-A debut Tuesday.

Latimer gives the East squad a left-hander out of the bullpen.

TRAVIS SHAW is not going to the All-Star game. A slow start prevented that. But Shaw's numbers are climbing.

He is batting .235 with 10 home runs and a 363 on-base percentage.

Since June 13, Shaw is batting .310 (22 for 71) with six home runs and an on-base percentage of .417.

"The swing feels really good and I'm confident," Shaw said. "Every time I come to the plate I feel something good is going to happen."

Kevin Thomas can be reached at 791-6411 or:

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