A rained-out Tuesday was pretty action packed, and a little head-scratching. The Boston Red Sox circled the wagons well on Tuesday, arriving at a unified message delivered to the public about the Dustin Pedroia and Manny Machado situation: this is behind us and we’re all good. But it was a weird string of events that got the Red Sox to that bottom line. Happy Hanley Ramirez decided Tuesday he was going to be Matt Barnes’ public relations representative, running bubbly interference when reporters approached Barnes in the clubhouse. Ramirez then said there was no team meeting to discuss in the fallout from that pitch Barnes threw too close to Machado’s head. Interesting. Sox manager John Farrell
Cody Sedlock has continued to dominate at Frederick, but minor-league pitching hasnt been perfect in the Orioles system this year. The Orioles dont have the minor-league talent that grabs the attention of the national media, but theres plenty to track on a nightly basis for Buck Showalter and the major-league staff. Heres a look at each minor-league squad, focusing on the pitching performances thatve been put on down on the farm.
With April soon coming to a close, MLB's first-year player draft is getting closer and closer. The draft, scheduled to begin June 12, already boasts one name worth knowing -- Hunter Greene. Here are four things you need to know about Greene entering draft season's home stretch. A two-way talent It's common for the best draft prospects, particularly at the prep level, to hit and pitch. Yet Greene, a 17-year-old attendee of Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California, is a rare breed. He has touched 100 mph as a pitcher, yet has the athleticism to profile as a high-quality shortstop, too. ESPN's Keith Law opined early in April that Greene would be a top-10 pick as a hitter due to his plus