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.
San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner says the dirt bike accident that landed him on the disabled list was "not the most responsible decision" he has made. Bumgarner says he was riding rented bikes with family members during San Francisco's day off while in Colorado to play the Rockies last Thursday. Bumgarner suffered bruised ribs and sprained the AC joint in his left shoulder and will be re-evaluated next week.