Web Analytics and Web Statistics by NextSTAT The Boston Sports Nut: Red Sox prospects - Richie Lenz

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Red Sox prospects - Richie Lenz

According to multiple sources, fireballing reliever Richie Lentz was promoted to AA Portland from Lancaster this morning. Lentz went 4-3 with a 2.87 ERA for the JetHawks, along with an eye-popping 77 strikeouts in 53.1 innings. He is presently the 33rd ranked prospect in the Red Sox system according to SoxProspect.com's rankings. It will likely take a day for Lentz to pack up and travel across country before he officially reports to the Sea Dogs. When he does, we anticipate it could be the first of a bevvy of transactions before or during the upcoming All Star breaks. Clay Buchholz and Justin Masterson should both be in Boston permanently within a few days after the MLB All Star Break (Buchholz gets the start for Boston on Friday, but might be optioned back to Pawtucket after the game so the Sox can add another hitter for a few games). Michael Bowden may be pitching his last game in AA today. Not too sure if we'll ever see him pitch very much for the Red Sox, since we are loaded with great throwing young arms. However, you might see the Sox bring him up to 'showcase' his talents for a start or two and include him in a deal. But then again, we look pretty decent at just about every position. However, we might need a power hitter or middle-reliever.
Read more and see stats: http://soxprospects.com/players/lentz-richie.htm

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