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Mookie Betts to seven-day concussion DL, Jackie Bradley to receive starting center field job 07.29.15 at 5:19 pm ET
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Mookie Betts

Mookie Betts

In the wake of a crushing fall over the right field fence during Tuesday night’s 9-4 loss to the White Sox, Red Sox center fielder Mookie Betts will be placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list.

According to manager John Farrell, the 22-year-old underwent extensive testing after the game, all of which ruled out further injury.

“[Betts] has been placed on the seven-day concussion DL,” Farrell said. “Obviously, it was confirmed, consistent with the symptoms last night and the further testing, it’s clear he’s got a concussion. The timetable for this is unknown, but every available test to rule out anything else, from the upper back to the neck and obviously to the skull, all that was performed, and everything else was ruled out other than the fact that he’s got a concussion.”

With Betts sidelined, the Red Sox called up outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. to assume a starting role in his absence.

“This is an opportunity for Jackie and for us to see him in a game situation,” Farrell said.

As the Red Sox head into their weekend series with the Rays, Farrell announced that the rotation would not change. However, he did hint at the possibility of a call-up in the near future for blue-chip left-handed pitching prospect Henry Owens.

“We’re going to stay on turn through the weekend,” Farrell said. “Monday being an off-day we’ve got the ability to adjust going forward, but as we’re taking a look at Jackie [Bradley Jr.], our goal and our intent is to see Brian Johnson and probably Henry Owens at some point, so all that is on the horizon.”

Farrell also addressed Joe Kelly’s precarious position in the rotation with less than a full vote of confidence. When asked if Kelly would remain in the rotation, Farrell responded by saying, “For now.”

Bradley Jr. is not the only recent arrival expected to get recurring reps. Rusney Castillo will also see regular at-bats going forward.

“We’ll look to put the best matchups on the field as we can right now,” Farrell said. “There’s going to come a point where every day at-bats for Rusney will be there, against both [Jose] Quintana and [Chris] Sale, two tall orders. He’s got those the next two nights, but Rusney’s going to get regular at-bats.”

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Thursday Red Sox Farm Report: Jackie Bradley Jr. continues success at plate; Andrew Benintendi homers again 07.23.15 at 9:05 am ET
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A look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Wednesday:

Jackie Bradley Jr.

Jackie Bradley Jr.

TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (41-57): L, 6-2, at Norfolk (Orioles)

— Center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. led the Pawtucket offense once again, going 2-for-3 with a triple and a walk. The triple was the first of the season for Bradley, who has 18 doubles, nine home runs and 27 RBIs and is hitting .318 after 66 games with Pawtucket.

— Garin Cecchini also posted a multi-hit game for the PawSox, finishing the day 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored. The 24-year-old Cecchini, who played left field Wednesday, is hitting .219 on the season.

— Robby Scott made his first Triple-A start and went just two innings, giving up all six Norfolk runs. He allowed six hits — including a home run — walked two and struck out one. The 25-year-old left-hander is now 1-1 with a 6.75 ERA in five games for Pawtucket this season. He posted a 1-1 record and a 2.06 ERA in 25 relief appearances in Portland earlier this year.

— The Pawtucket bullpen was solid Wednesday, as relievers Heath Hembree, Matt Barnes and Ronald Belisario combined for six no-hit innings.

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Tuesday Red Sox Farm Report: Jackie Bradley Jr. hits 2 home runs in Pawtucket loss; Sam Travis lifts Portland in walkoff win 07.21.15 at 9:40 am ET
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A look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Monday:

Jackie Bradley Jr.

Jackie Bradley Jr.

TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (41-55): L, 7-3, at Norfolk (Orioles)

— Jackie Bradley Jr. carried the Pawtucket offense with a pair of home runs. The center fielder hit a two-run shot to right in the first inning and a solo home run to right-center in the third. He finished the day 2-for-4. Bradley is hitting .315 with nine home runs and 27 RBIs in 64 games in a PawSox uniform this year.

— Including Bradley’€™s home runs, the PawSox offense combined for seven hits. Catcher Humberto Quintero went 2-for-4 with a double and Travis Shaw, Garin Cecchini and Marco Hernandez each added singles.

— Right-hander Jess Todd took the loss, yielding all seven Norfolk runs — five earned — on 10 hits, including two home runs, and one walk. He also recorded two strikeouts. Todd is now 3-4 wth a 5.35 ERA in 11 starts and nine relief appearances for Pawtucket this season.

— The PawSox have just three wins in the month of July.

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Saturday Red Sox Farm Report: Joe Kelly earns first Pawtucket win; Jackie Bradley Jr. hits 2 homers; Portland loses on walkoff walk 07.18.15 at 12:17 pm ET
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A look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Friday:

Joe Kelly

Joe Kelly

TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (40-53): W, 13-4, at Durham (Rays)

— Joe Kelly picked up his first win in a Pawtucket uniform with a five-inning effort Friday, giving up two earned runs on four hits and one walk with seven strikeouts. The righty is 1-1 with a 2.84 ERA after four starts for the PawSox.

— Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a pair of home runs, a two-run shot in the first inning and a solo home run in the sixth, and finished the day 3-for-5 with a walk. Bradley is hitting .311 with seven home runs and 22 RBIs in 61 games for Pawtucket this season.

— Marco Hernandez, playing in just his second game with Pawtucket since his promotion from Portland, picked up where he left off in Double-A, going 4-for-5 with a three-run home run in the third inning. The 22-year-old shortstop also doubled and scored three runs. Hernandez, who has five hits in nine at-bats in his first two games in a PawSox uniform, was hitting .326 with five home runs and 31 RBIs through 68 games with Portland.

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Thursday Red Sox Farm Report: Yoan Moncada homers in 3rd straight game; Marco Hernandez wins MVP of Double-A All-Star Game 07.16.15 at 9:15 am ET
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A look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Wednesday:

Jackie Bradley Jr.

Jackie Bradley Jr.

TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (39-52): Scheduled off day (All-Star break). Next action Thursday at Durham (Rays)

— The Triple-A All-Star Game took place on Wednesday evening in Omaha Nebraska, with the International League stars coming back from a 3-1 deficit in the ninth to best the Pacific Coast League by a score of 4-3.

Jackie Bradley Jr. was the lone PawSox representative as a player, batting in the leadoff position while starting the game in left field and later moving to center. Bradley tied the game at three in the top of the ninth as he scored easily from second base on a single up the middle after reaching on a hit-by-pitch earlier in the frame.

Bradley went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored, striking out to leadoff the game in the first, flying to center in the third, striking out in the fifth, and walking in the seventh before the aforementioned ninth inning action.

The 25-year-old Bradley has hit .308, good for sixth-best in International League play, with five home runs for Pawtucket this year in 59 games. Bradley has also spent 14 games in Boston in 2015 where he’€™s hit .133 (4-for-30) with one home run.

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Wednesday Red Sox Farm Report: Yoan Moncada homers again; Michael Chavis heating up for Greenville 07.15.15 at 8:31 am ET
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A look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Tuesday:

Jackie Bradley Jr.

Jackie Bradley Jr.

TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (39-52): Scheduled off day (All-Star break). Next action Thursday at Durham (Rays)

— The Triple-A All-Star Game will take place Wednesday night at Werner Park in Omaha, Nebraska, as the International League squares off against the Pacific Coast League. Jackie Bradley Jr. and manager Kevin Boles will be representing Pawtucket, with LHP Brian Johnson also selected but not participating due to his recent call-up to Boston.

“It’s nice to be rewarded for your play and have a chance to represent your team,” Bradley told the Omaha World-Herald. “At the end of the day I think everyone here is enjoying the moment and trying to have some fun.”

Bradley had received the most votes in fan balloting during the All-Star selection process before he was promoted to Boston on June 25. He was then re-added to the International League team after being optioned back to Pawtucket on July 3. In 59 games with the PawSox, Bradley is slashing .308/.386/.449 with five homers, 18 doubles and 30 runs scored.

The World-Herald pointed out that Bradley is likely the only player to ever play in Omaha’€™s three major baseball venues, having won a College World Series at Rosenblatt Stadium in 2010 while with the University of South Carolina, as well as the first CWS title played at TD Ameritrade Park in 2011 when his team won back-to-back titles.

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Monday Red Sox Farm Report: Yoan Moncada, Javier Guerra exploding for Greenville 07.13.15 at 8:26 am ET
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A look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Sunday:

Center fielder Manuel Margot (Boston’s No. 5 prospect at MLB.com) and third baseman Rafael Devers (Boston’s No. 4 prospect at MLB.com) appeared in MLB’s Sirius XM Futures Game in Cincinnati on Sunday as members of Team World. Margot started and played five innings, going 0-for-2 with a strikeout and a line out. Devers entered the game in the sixth inning and went 0-for-2 with a strikeout.

For full details, check out Ryan Hannable’s on-location coverage here.

Steven Wright

Steven Wright

TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (39-52): L, 4-0, vs. Lehigh Valley (Phillies)

— RHP Steven Wright had a three-hit shutout going through six innings but then allowed four runs on six hits, including a three-run homer, in the seventh as the knuckleballer took the loss to fall to 2-5 with a 3.81 ERA. Wright’s final line: 7 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO (109 pitches, 68 strikes).

It was Wright’s fourth straight loss with the PawSox dating back to June 26, during which time the 30-year-old was called up to Boston for a brief stint, his fourth trip to the majors this season. In 11 appearances and four starts with Boston this year Wright is 3-2 with a 4.15 ERA (20 ER/43 1/3 IP).

— Catcher Blake Swihart continued his rehab assignment (sprained foot), catching the game’s first seven innings and going 0-for-3 at the plate with two fly outs and a double play ground out. Swihart was charged with one passed ball catching Wright. Swihart is 0-for-6 in two rehab outings so far with the PawSox.

— Right fielder Rusney Castillo had the lone Pawtucket extra base hit, a line-drive two-bagger down the left-field line to open the bottom of the seventh. Jackie Bradley Jr. followed with a walk, but Swihart’s twin-killing on a 3-1 pitch, followed by an Allen Craig popout, ended the threat. Castillo is 5-for-13 over his last three games, with Bradley cooling off at 2-for-16 over his last four contests as he heads to the Triple-A All-Star Game in Omaha on Wednesday night.

— Pawtucket reached the break with its 13th loss in its last 14 games, a day after avoiding the longest losing streak in team history.

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Jackie Bradley Jr. named International League All-Star; Brian Johnson won’t pitch in game 07.06.15 at 8:38 pm ET
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Jackie Bradley Jr.

Jackie Bradley Jr.

Brock Holt wasn’t the only member of the Red Sox to be named an All-Star on Monday.

After being optioned back to Triple-A last week, outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. was added to the International League All-Star team. He had received the most votes prior to his big league call up on June 25.

Bradley, Jr. is hitting .319 in 54 games for the PawSox this season. He is currently second in the International League in batting (.319), second in on-base percentage (.396) and third in slugging percentage (.460). He also leads the PawSox with 18 doubles and has four home runs to go along with 16 RBIs.

The PawSox also announced left-hander Brian Johnson, who was elected to the International League All-Star Team, will not participate as he would have been unable to pitch in the game as his next PawSox start is July 11.

The Triple-A All-Star Game is slated for Wednesday, July 15 at Werner Park in Omaha, Nebraska.

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Closing Time: Jackie Bradley Jr., David Ortiz homer in Red Sox’ third straight win 06.30.15 at 10:11 pm ET
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David Ortiz hit his 13th home run of the year in the Red Sox' win over the Blue Jays. (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

David Ortiz hit his 13th home run of the year in the Red Sox‘ win over the Blue Jays. (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Is it too soon to say the Red Sox may be building some momentum and turning a corner?

For just the third time all season (79 games) the Red Sox have won three games in a row as they held on to beat the Blue Jays, 4-3 Tuesday night in Toronto. It was also their ninth win in their last 14 games.

The Red Sox scored two runs in the first inning without even recording a hit against Blue Jays starter Marco Estrada. The right-hander walked four, including two with the bases loaded as the Sox grabbed a 2-0 lead before the Blue Jays even stepped to the plate.

Jackie Bradley Jr. and David Ortiz each hit solo home runs in the second and third innings respectively to force Estrada from the game after just 2 1/3 innings. Ortiz’s was absolutely crushed — 468 feet to right field for his 13th home run of the season.

Eduardo Rodriguez faced the Blue Jays just over two weeks ago and allowed nine runs in 4 2/3 innings, but Tuesday the left-hander got some revenge. The rookie went six innings allowing one run on four hits, while walking two and striking out four. He threw 97 pitches with a season-high nine swing and misses.

Rodriguez improved to 4-2 with a 3.92 ERA on the year.

Tommy Layne relieved Rodriguez for the seventh inning and allowed a two-run homer to Jose Reyes, which cut the Red Sox lead to one at 4-3, but the Red Sox bullpen was able to hold on. Koji Uehara earned his 18th save with a perfect ninth inning. It was his third appearance in the last three days.

The Red Sox have now took the first two games of the four-game series.

Here’s what went right (and wrong) in the Red Sox’ win:

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Red Sox lineup: Hanley Ramirez remains out; Jackie Bradley Jr. starts in right field at 3:23 pm ET
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Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez is out for a sixth straight game with a left wrist injury as the Sox take on the Blue Jays in Game 2 of a four-game series Tuesday night.

Ramirez was sent back to Boston when the team was in Tampa Bay, but rejoined them in Toronto. Rusney Castillo is in Toronto part of the “taxi squad,” which allows him to be with the team for a day in case a move was to be made with Ramirez. But, it appears he won’t be needed.

“Hanley has had a good day so far,’€ Sox manager John Farrell said to reporters before the game. “He’€™ll take regular BP here today. He swung in the cage earlier so he’€™s making pretty solid progress over the last 24 hours.”

Alejandro De Aza gets another start in left field, as he’s made the most of his playing time. Jackie Bradley Jr. once again starts in right field as the Red Sox lineup goes up against right-hander Marco Estrada.

Blake Swihart will catch Red Sox starter Eduardo Rodriguez.

For an extensive look at the matchups, click here.

Mookie Betts, CF
Brock Holt, 2B
Xander Bogaerts, SS
David Ortiz, DH
Pablo Sandoval, 3B
Mike Napoli, 1B
Alejandro De Aza, LF
Blake Swihart, C
Jackie Bradley Jr., RF
Eduardo Rodriguez, LHP

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