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  • PawSox Foundation to Present "A Veterans Home Run: 5k Walk 'N Run" on May 20

    The Pawtucket Red Sox and the PawSox/Skeffington Charitable Foundation today announced exciting changes to their annual 5K Walk 'N Run, which this year will take place on Saturday, May 20th at 9:30 am with the route both starting and finishing at McCoy Stadium. An earlier time of year (the race was held Labor Day weekend the past five years), a revamped course which will now take runners by downtown Pawtucket, and an enhanced partnership with area veterans are among the new highlights for this popular event. MORE »
  • Blake Swihart and Deven Marrero Optioned to Pawtucket

    Prior to today's game against the Baltimore Orioles, the Boston Red Sox made the following roster moves: · Infielder Deven Marrero and catcher Blake Swihart were optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket. · Catcher Dan Butler and first baseman Sam Travis were reassigned to minor league camp. MORE »
  • PawSox to Host Free Open House Saturday, April 1

    The Pawtucket Red Sox will again host "A Touch of Spring" on Saturday, April 1, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., at McCoy Stadium. The free event includes autographs, photographs, tours of the 75-year-old stadium--and free hot dogs for everyone in the family. The event runs from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. MORE »
  • PawSox to Air Saturday Night Home Games on myRItv

    The Pawtucket Red Sox and myRITV are pleased to announce a new television partnership that features every Saturday night PawSox home game televised on myRITV this season. In addition to those ten Saturday evening games at McCoy, myRITV will also televise the PawSox home-opener on Monday, April 10 vs. Syracuse at 6:15 pm. MORE »
  • Beating an Opponent of a Different Kind

    Brian Johnson was in the early stages of getting treatment for anxiety when a sobering thought crossed his mind. Life without baseball, a game that had taken the lefthander to a prominent spot on the big-league radar. "I was in tears thinking about it. Baseball is all I know," Johnson said. "There wasn't a fork in the road. It was kind of, 'Which direction am I going to go in?' "I didn't know if I would come back. I just knew I needed to get right," Johnson added. Looking back, the decision Johnson made to step away from baseball in May 2016 was one that was initially met by him believing the worst. MORE »
  • Red Sox Announce Roster Moves

    Prior to today's game against the Houston Astros, the Boston Red Sox made the following roster moves: Left-handed pitcher Luis Ysla and right-handed pitcher Kyle Martin were optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket. Right-handed pitcher Marcus Walden was reassigned to minor league camp. President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement. With these moves, the Red Sox now have 49 players in big league camp, including 35 players from the 40-man roster and 14 no MORE »
  • Top Prospect is Making Up for Lost Time

    No question, any player who misses substantial time like Sam Travis did in 2016 would find himself chomping at the bit to return to the field - the quicker the better. All in due time, however. A fateful defensive rundown between first and second base on May 29 resulted in Travis undergoing season-ending surgery in early July to repair a torn ACL in his left knee. Immediately when the injury unfolded, the 23-year-old first base prospect was told there was no sense in fighting the fact he would miss the season's final three months. Therefore, block out the idea of a strict rehab timetable. MORE »
  • PawSox Introduce "Paws for a Cause" Community Initiative

    The PawSox today announced a 2017 community initiative to give Rhode Island charities the opportunity to raise awareness at the club's home games. "Paws for a Cause" invites area nonprofits to be featured on the field in pre-game ceremonies, to have their key message delivered over the stadium's communications system, and to have their spokesperson visit the PawSox broadcast booth for an inning during the game. The club plans to welcome a charity at each of its 71 home games. MORE »
  • Red Sox Purchase Contract of RHP Hector Velazquez from Campeche of the Mexican League

    The Boston Red Sox today purchased the contract of right-handed pitcher Hector Velazquez from the Piratas de Campeche of the Mexican League. The deal is pending a physical. President of Baseball Operations David Dombrowski made the announcement. Velazquez, 28, most recently pitched for the Mayos de Navojoa in the Mexican Pacific Winter League. In 14 appearances with the club, all starts, he was 9-3 with a 2.32 ERA (22 ER/85.1 IP) and 87 strikeouts. He made five scoreless starts of at least 5.0 innings, and in his final four outings from December 9-27, he posted a 1.71 ERA (5 ER/26.1 IP) with 22 strikeouts against two walks. MORE »
  • PawSox Deliver Roses and Spread Cheer to Local Seniors

    For the second consecutive year, the PawSox delivered roses to local senior citizens in an effort to spread cheer surrounding Valentine's Day. This year, the PawSox visited the North Attleboro Senior Center, St. Elizabeth Manor in Bristol, and the Darlington Assisted Living Home in Pawtucket. MORE »
  • The Best Four Words of Spring: Pitchers and Catchers Report

    Amidst the snowfall that continues to mount in New England, the sun was shining on Boston Red Sox Pitchers and Catchers, who have reported for Spring Training under balmy blue skies and swaying palm trees at Jet Blue Park in Fort Myers, Florida. MORE »
  • PawSox feel renewed commitment to city of Pawtucket

    While McCoy Stadium's days as the host of the Pawtucket Red Sox appear numbered, the city itself appears to be increasing its chances of remaining the long-term home of the Triple-A club. Last month's long-awaited independent study was more or less the death knell for professional baseball at McCoy Stadium beyond 2020 -- the final year of the PawSox's current lease at McCoy. Neither renovating the current stadium nor demolishing it and building a new one at the site can promise a reasonable return on what would be a significant investment -- at least $68 million. MORE »
  • PawSox Front Office see their Shadows on Groundhog Day

    For the second consecutive year in honor of Groundhog Day, the Pawtucket Red Sox front office staff "saw their shadows," a Sports Management class of eleven seniors from St. Raphael Academy. Following a tour of the ballpark, the students were paired with front office members, learning the variety of responsibilities in the operation. For the students, it was an educational experience; for the PawSox staff, it was a moment of reminiscing. MORE »
  • IL announces 2017 Hall of Fame class

    The International League announced today that three-time All-Star pitcher Lee Gardner and Indianapolis Chairman Emeritus Max Schumacher, who is in his 61st season with the Indians, will be inducted into the circuit's Hall of Fame as members of the Class of 2017. The two men were elected to the IL Hall by a vote of living Hall of Famers, longtime executives, broadcasters, and members of the media. MORE »
  • New PawSox Scholars Program to Provide College Scholarships to Area Middle Schoolers

    The Pawtucket Red Sox and the PawSox/Skeffington Charitable Foundation today announced the creation of the PawSox Scholars program, in which two middle school students each receive college scholarships of $10,000 from the PawSox/Skeffington Charitable Foundation. The funds will be paid directly to the colleges of their choice for tuition and books upon matriculation. MORE »
  • PawSox Win 2016 Community Involvement Award from Providence Business News

    "The team's recognition of its unique role in the community, and its determination to use that role to improve that community, is a worthy example for all companies," Murphy explained. "It makes the PawSox the well-deserved honoree for community involvement in the 2016 PBN Business Excellence Awards Program." MORE »