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Tuesday Red Sox Farm Report: Brian Johnson performs well again for PawSox; Michael Chavis goes 2-for-5 05.16.17 at 10:29 am ET
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Brian Johnson had another strong outing Monday. (Jasen Vinlove/USA Today Sports)

Brian Johnson had another strong outing Monday. (Jasen Vinlove/USA Today Sports)

Here is what happened in the Red Sox farm system on Monday.

TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (15-18): L, 8-4 (12 innings), at Scranton W/B

— The PawSox lost on a walkoff grand slam off Brandon Workman with one out in the bottom of the 12th. It was the first batter Workman faced after Chandler Shepherd exited the game with the bases loaded. The game got to extra innings when Blaine Boyer allowed a run in the ninth inning to pick up a blown save.

— Three members of the PawSox had multi-hit games, including Steve Selsky, Sam Travis and Dan Butler. Selsky hit his third home run of the season, a two-run shot in the third inning.

— Brian Johnson delivered another solid start, as the left-handed allowed three runs in 6 1/3 innings while scattering seven hits, walking three and striking out six. His ERA is now 2.92 on the year and hasn’t allowed more than three earned runs in any of his seven starts.

DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS (17-14): Scheduled off-day

HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX (24-13): L, 9-5, vs. Fredrick

— Salem led 5-4, but allowed five runs from the seventh inning on to take the loss. Gerson Bautista took the loss, as he allowed three runs in two innings of work. Starter Matt Kent was effective, as he allowed four runs (two earned) over six innings, while walking one and striking out four.

— Third baseman Michael Chavis paced the offense going 2-for-5 with a double and a RBI. He’s batting .333 on the year.

— Besides Chavis, the Red Sox had three other extra-base hits, including doubles from Austin Rei, Bryan Hudson and Trenton Kemp.

SINGLE-A GREENVILLE DRIVE (24-12): W, 9-6, at Delmarva

— The two teams combined for five homers, but the Drive came away with a three-run win thanks to six unanswered runs to close the game out.

— Santiago Espinal, Tyler Hill and Tucker Tubbs all homered in the win. It was Hill’s fourth of the season.

— Algenis Martinez picked up the win by tossing 2 1/3 scoreless innings of relief.

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Brian Johnson, Rafael Devers take home minor league weekly awards 05.08.17 at 12:40 pm ET
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It was a good week for Brian Johnson. (Jasen Vinlove/USA Today Sports)

It was a good week for Brian Johnson. (Jasen Vinlove/USA Today Sports)

It was a good week last week for the Red Sox minor league system.

Left-hander Brian Johnson was named the International League Pitcher of the Week.

Last Tuesday, Johnson tossed eight innings of two-hit, one-run ball to lead the PawSox to a 3-1 road win over Syracuse. The Chiefs mustered only four baserunners against Johnson, who retired 13 straight at one stage, as he lowered his ERA on the year to 2.28 (9th in the International League).

Johnson is 1-0 with a 2.28 ERA in four games for the PawSox this season.

In Double-A, third baseman Rafael Devers was named the Eastern League Player of the Week.

Devers hit .440 (11-for-25) with 4 homers and 10 RBI during a seven-game stretch. The award is the first for a Sea Dogs position player since Andrew Benintendi took home the award for the week of July 25-31, 2016.

In addition, Devers led all Eastern League players in home runs (4), slugging percentage (.920), and OPS (1.420) last week and tied for the league lead in RBIs (10) and total bases (23). For the season, he is hitting .322 (28-for-87), tied for fourth in the league with six homers and 17 RBI.

It’s also worth mentioning Yoan Moncada took home International League Player of the Week honors, as he hit. 500. In six games he had multiple hits four times, including a pair of three-hit performances.

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Friday Red Sox Farm Report: Henry Owens pitches well for PawSox; Bryce Brentz has big day 04.28.17 at 10:03 am ET
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Here is what happened in the Red Sox farm system on Thursday:

TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (8-10): L, 5-3 and W, 4-2  vs. Indianapolis 

— Brian Johnson pitched four-plus innings and gave up three runs, eight hits and four walks in the first game of a doubleheader. Blaine Boyer got the loss when he came into the game in relief and gave up two runs on three hits.

— Indianapolis got an early 2-0 lead, but the PawSox tied it up in the fourth. Rusney Castillo got on base on an error and reached third after a pair of wild pitches. He ultimately scored on a Bryce Brentz groundout. Brentz also hit a solo homer in the sixth to tie the game at three, but Indianapolis regained the lead for good in the eighth.

— Henry Owens got the start in the second game and threw six innings with five strikeouts and gave up five hits and two runs. Brandon Workman followed up with a scoreless seventh inning and got the save.

— Deven Marrero hit a double in the third to put two men on base before Ryan Court hit a three-run homer to take a 3-2 lead. Brentz also hit a solo home run in the fourth for the 4-2 win.

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Henry Owens, Brian Johnson, Rafael Devers among players re-assigned out of big league camp 03.14.17 at 9:27 am ET
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Henry Owens was re-assigned to Triple-A. (Jonathan Dyer/USA Today Sports)

Henry Owens was re-assigned to Triple-A. (Jonathan Dyer/USA Today Sports)

The Red Sox made a few roster moves Tuesday as spring training rolls on.

Left-handed pitchers Brian Johnson and Henry Owens and right-handed pitcher Brandon Workman were optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket, and third baseman Rafael Devers, outfielder Junior Lake, and catcher Jordan Procyshen were reassigned to minor league camp.

The Red Sox now have 52 players in big league camp, including 37 players from the 40-man roster and 15 non-roster invitees.

All the moves were pretty much expected. In Owens’ case, he still continues to work on his control, which has been the case virtually his entire career with the Red Sox. He was the only player to have any chance of making the big league team, but even that was a long-shot.

Devers is expected to start the year in Double-A.

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Friday Red Sox Farm Report: LHP Brian Johnson solid in PawSox loss; Portland RHP Teddy Stankiewicz tosses 6 shutout innings 09.02.16 at 8:49 am ET
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Here’s a look a the action in the Red Sox farm system on Thursday.

TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (71-67): L, 2-1, vs. Syracuse (Nationals)

— Left-hander Brian Johnson pitched well in his final start of the season, allowing one run on four hits in 6 1/3 innings. The 25-year-old, a first-round draft pick in 2012, walked three and struck out three. After allowing two of the first three batters to reach base, he retired 16 of the next 18.

“He worked with a consistent tempo, his delivery was repeatable and he attacked the zone,” manager Kevin Boles said (via MiLB.com).

In 15 games with the PawSox, Johnson is 5-6 with a 4.09 ERA and 1.43 WHIP. He has allowed one run or fewer in five of his last seven starts.

— Right-hander Williams Cuevas relieved and was charged with the loss after surrendering the go-ahead run in the eighth inning. He finished his night allowing five hits and a walk with two strikeouts in 2 1/3 innings. Righty Heath Hembree came on to record the final out of the ninth with runners on the corners.

— The PawSox had just four hits, with Rusney Castillo, Ryan LaMarre, Bryce Brent and Allen Craig recording one apiece. Chris Dominguez drove in Pawtucket’s lone run on a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning.

— Second baseman Mike Miller made a nice leaping catch in the ninth inning to keep the score close, snagging a soft liner with runners on the corners and two outs.

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Tuesday Red Sox Farm Report: Marco Hernandez hits go-ahead homer for PawSox; Bobby Dalbec a double short of cycle for Lowell 08.23.16 at 10:17 am ET
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Here’s a look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Monday.

TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (67-61): W, 2-1, vs. Syracuse (Nationals)

— With the game tied in the bottom of the seventh inning, Marco Hernandez came through, with his go-ahead home run giving the PawSox the win. It was his fifth minor league home run of the season.

“He’s got great impact to his pull side,” Pawtucket manager Kevin Boles told MiLB.com. “He’s been a spark plug for us.”

Hernandez, who went 3-for-4, has hit the ball out of the park in his last two home games. The 23-year-old is slashing .308/.344/.449 in 55 games.

— Brian Johnson performed well in the start, limiting Syracuse to one run on five hits in 5 1/3 innings. He fanned five and walked three.

“I’ve just been keeping it simple,” Johnson said. “I’ve been attacking the glove and going pitch to pitch.”

In his last five starts, Johnson has accumulated a 1.76 ERA after sporting a 5.25 ERA at one point this season. Boston’s No. 7 prospect at MLB.com now has a 3.19 ERA to go along with a 5-6 record in 17 minor league starts.

— Ryan Lamarre joined Hernandez as the only other PawSox player to collect multiple hits, going 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored. He crossed home plate on a passed ball in the second inning after drilling his 15th double of the season and advancing to third on a ground ball. Lamarre, 27, has hit safely in his last seven games. He is now batting .300/.371/.430 in 76 minor league games.

— Joe Kelly picked up his second minor league save thanks to two shutout innings. He struck out four in the impressive outing. The 28-year-old right-hander has a 0.69 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 10 relief appearances with the PawSox. Overall, he is 1-1 with a 2.00 ERA in 17 outings.

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Wednesday Red Sox Farm Report: Brian Johnson has quality start for PawSox; Salem’s Rafael Devers, Greenville’s Michael Chavis deliver walk-off hits 08.17.16 at 9:39 am ET
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Here’s a look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Tuesday.

Brian Johnson

Brian Johnson

TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (65-58): L, 1-0, at Lehigh Valley (Phillies)

— Brian Johnson pitched well despite picking up the loss, holding Lehigh Valley to one run on four hits in seven innings. The 25-year-old southpaw had a no-hitter through four innings and struck out two in the effort. Boston’s No. 7 prospect at MLB.com, Johnson saw his three-game winning streak snapped with the loss. He now is 5-5 with a 3.48 ERA in 15 minor league starts.

— Jantzen Witte had three hits for the PawSox, who failed to plate a run despite totaling 10 hits. Witte, 26, has hit safely in five consecutive games. He is slashing .279/.354/.402 with 29 doubles in 98 games with both Pawtucket and Portland.

— Ryan LaMarre 2-for-4 on the night. He has a hit in three straight games after going four games without one. The 27-year-old outfielder is batting .297/.373/.434 with 32 RBIs in 256 minor league at-bats.

— Noe Ramirez pitched a hitless eighth inning, striking out one in the frame. That’s now seven of his last eight outings that Ramirez has not allowed a run. The 26-year-old right-hander been impressive coming out of the bullpen for Pawtucket, totaling a 2-3 record with a 2.04 ERA and 1.16 WHIP in 24 appearances. Opponents are batting only .239 against him.

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Thursday Red Sox Farm Report: Cousins Deven, Chris Marrero each homer for PawSox; Cody Decker homers twice for Portland 08.11.16 at 10:01 am ET
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Here’s a look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Wednesday.

TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (57-54): W, 5-4, vs. Durham (Rays)

— The Marrero cousins both went deep. First, Deven parked a solo shot in the second with two outs. Then, Chris took Bulls starter Alex Cobb deep an inning later for a solo blast of his own. The victory marked the PawSox’ fifth straight home series win, the first time they’ve accomplished that in 12 years.

— Rusney Castillo, Marco Hernandez and Brennan Boesch each went 2-for-4, with Castillo and Hernandez each smacking a triple.

— Brian Johnson, while not tossing his best outing, kept the PawSox in the game over 6 1/3 innings. The Red Sox’ No. 7 prospect on MLB.com allowed eight hits and three runs while striking out two and walking one. The 25-year-old lefty is now 5-4 this season with a 4.14 ERA and a 1.53 WHIP.

“After the first inning, [Johnson] was able to command his mix,” manager Kevin Boles said (via MiLB.com). “There were some late swings, some chase swings, and I thought he did a good job.”

— The bullpen was stout, with Joe Kelly coming in and getting the hold over 1 2/3 innings of work, allowing no runs, hits or walks while striking out a pair. Noe Ramirez got his fifth save of the year, allowing a home run while striking out three in his one inning pitched.

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Friday Red Sox Farm Report: Rusney Castillo stays hot by going 4-for-4, LHP Brian Johnson delivers 2nd consecutive strong start for PawSox 08.05.16 at 11:27 am ET
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Here’s a look at what happened in the Red Sox farm system on Thursday.

TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (58-54): W, 3-1, at Rochester (Twins)

— The Rochester pitchers had no answer for Rusney Castillo. Castillo went 4-for-4 with an opposite-field RBI triple and a run scored. Rochester pitchers being unable to retire Castillo has been a theme throughout the three-game series, as Castillo has gone 9-for-14 over the last three days. Since July 27, Castillo is 16-for-33 (.485). During Castillo’s hot streak his batting average has risen from .233 to .257. The 29-year-old Cuban is hitting .257/.299/.342 in 76 games with Pawtucket.

— Brian Johnson turned in his second consecutive strong start., pitching six innings and allowing just one run, three hits and three walks with six strikeouts. In his last two starts (12 innings), Johnson has given up just one run. The 25-year-old lefty is 4-4 in 10 starts with a 4.13 ERA and a 1.54 WHIP for Pawtucket.

— Heath Hembree earned his fifth save of the year by striking out the side in the ninth. Hembree has dominated in Triple-A, striking out 16 of the 30 batters he has faced while getting out 23 of the last 24 hitters he has seen. Hembree was demoted to Pawtucket on July 24. With Boston, Hembree was 4-0 with a 2.41 ERA and a 1.47 WHIP in 27 games.

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Red Sox minor league notebook: How Yoan Moncada could potentially help big league club this season 08.04.16 at 7:00 am ET
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Yoan Moncada could potentially help the Red Sox out this season. (Gary A. Vasquez/USA Today Sports)

Yoan Moncada could potentially help the Red Sox out this season. (Gary A. Vasquez/USA Today Sports)

1. With Andrew Benintendi being promoted to the Red Sox this week, the next question is when will it be Yoan Moncada’s turn?

The two are a little different as Benintendi was a two-year college player, while Moncada just came to the United States from Cuba last year. The second baseman also needs to likely begin playing another position — which he already has started by getting pregame work at third base and in the outfield — so there will be some time before he’s in Boston, but that doesn’t mean it won’t happen this year.

A likely scenario is Moncada gets promoted to Triple-A Pawtucket in the very near future and then once major league rosters expand in September, Moncada could get his first taste of the big leagues. It’s also unlikely he gets any meaningful every day playing time, but the Red Sox could use his speed as a pinch-runner off the bench.

It’s worth mentioning president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski was asked in Seattle this week about that being a possibility and he said he doubted it would work out that way, but it’s still over a month away and a lot can change between now and then.

It just wouldn’t make sense to have a player like Moncada and his speed not used to the Red Sox’ benefit.

The Red Sox were 11th in baseball in stolen bases going into Wednesday, stealing 63 bases and Moncada alone has 44 in 54 attempts between High-A Salem and Double-A Portland this year. Last year he stole 49 bases in 81 games with Single-A Greenville.

As it stands now, Moncada has the most stolen bases at any level in the Red Sox’ organization this season and by a good margin as the next highest is Danny Mars’ 27 with High-A Salem.

“His first step is unbelievable on the bases and defensively,” Portland manager Carlos Febles said to WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford of what makes him such a good base stealer in addition to pure speed. “He’s a beast.”

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