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Red Sox Trade Marco Scutaro to Rockies for Clayton Mortensen – Wrigley Field 1/27/12

The Red Sox traded Marco Scutaro earlier this week to the Colorado Rockies for starting pitcher Clayton Mortensen.  Scutaro was to start at shortstop for the Red Sox in 2012, but now he will play 2nd base for the Rockies and likely bat 2nd in the order. Mortensen came over from the St. Louis Cardinals [...]

Red Sox Exercise $6 Million Option for Marco Scutaro – Fenway Park 10/31/11

The Red Sox exercised the $6 million club option for Marco Scutaro’s shortstop services in 2012.  Scutaro was the team’s lone offensive bright spot down the stretch – hitting .387 during the final month of the season.  During the last decade only Manny Ramirez (.396 batting average in 2002) and David Ortiz (.396 batting average [...]

Crawford’s Walk-Off Double Wins Game for Red Sox Again – Fenway Park 5/10/11

Carl Crawford came through with another walk-off hit in less than 10 days as the Red Sox rallied to beat the Twins 2-1 in 11 innings.  Jed Lowrie drew a 1-out walk in the 11th inning and Jose Iglesias pinch-ran for Lowrie in a smart move by Manager Terry Francona.  Carl Crawford hit a double [...]

Shortstop Jose Iglesias on MLB Top 50 Prospects — Fenway Park 1/28/11

Red Sox shortstop Jose Iglesias appears on the MLB Top 50 prospects in the game, checking in at #42.  Iglesias had an injury-plagued 2010 season, so look for Iglesias to make some major strides in 2011 assuming he is fully healthy. Ironically, former Red Sox prospect – pitcher Casey Kelly – checked in at 22 [...]

Jose Iglesias Shortstop of the Future; Marco Scutaro/Jed Lowrie Rule the Present — Fenway Park 1/25/11

The Red Sox must be patient with shortstop of the future – Jose Iglesias.  Iglesias was hampered with injuries during much of the 2010 season.  Because of that, Iglesias played in only 70 games.  It is unlikely that the Red Sox will call up Iglesias during the course of the 2011 MLB schedule.  Maybe when [...]

Jose Iglesias Makes Big Impression in 1st Spring Training Game

Shortstop-of-the-future Jose Iglesias made a lasting impression in his 1st game in a Red Sox uniform on Wednesday night’s win over Boston College. Manager Terry Francona called on Iglesias to pinch-run for starting shortstop Marco Scutaro after he singled in the 3rd inning.  Then in his 1st spring at-bat in the following inning, Iglesias jumped [...]

Westmoreland, Kelly & Iglesias Considered Among Top 50 Prospects in Baseball Today!

Good job team – Ryan Westmoreland (#27), Casey Kelly (#28) & Jose Iglesias (#45) are all considered to be Top 50 Prospects within major league baseball today!  Way to go! You have to give GM Theo Epstein and his scouts and development staff so much credit for keeping the cupboard so full in recent years.  [...]

Catcher Luis Exposito Next in Line of Top Red Sox Prospects

Catcher Luis Exposito is next in line as one of the top prospects in the Red Sox minor league organization. We wrote about shortstop Jose Iglesias earlier this week, and now we want to point out some highlights about Exposito. Exposito is in town for the Red Sox Rookie Development Program at Boston College.  He [...]

Red Sox Rookie Development Program – Jose Iglesias Looking Sharp

The Red Sox are in the middle of their Rookie Development Program this winter and shortstop Jose Iglesias is looking good.  Iglesias is also using the time to get used to living in a new country with new culture and way of life.  So far so good for the Cuban defector whom the Red Sox [...]

Red Sox Ink Shortstop Marco Scutaro to 2-year, $11 Million Deal

It’s official – the Red Sox inked Marco Scutaro to a 2-year, $11 million deal and he will serve as the Red Sox shortstop for at least the next 2 years.  Scutaro will keep the shortstop secure until prospect Jose Iglesias is ready to fill the void – Iglesias is just 19 years old, but [...]