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Friday's Red Sox-Athletics lineups: Moncada not in Sox starting lineup


Friday's Red Sox-Athletics lineups: Moncada not in Sox starting lineup

Red Sox top prospect Yoan Moncada is with the big league club, but we’ll have to wait to see him make his first major league start.

The 21-year-old is not in the team’s starting lineup as they kick off a nine-game road road trip against the Oakland Athletics.

David Price (13-8, 3.97 ERA) will be on the mound for the Red Sox having won his last four outings. He will be countered by Athletics rookie Andrew Triggs (1-1, 4.39 ERA) who is coming off his first Major League win.

The lineups:


Dustin Pedroia 2B
Xander Bogaerts SS
David Ortiz DH
Mookie Betts RF
Hanley Ramirez 1B
Travis Shaw 3B
Brock Holt LF
Sandy Leon C
Jackie Bradley Jr. CF
David Price LHP


Marcus Semien SS
Jake Smolinski CF
Danny Valencia 1B
Khris Davis LF
Billy Butler DH
Stephen Vogt C
Ryon Healy 3B
Brett Eibner RF
Chad Pinder 2B
Andrew Triggs RHP


John Farrell joins ESPN’s ‘Baseball Tonight’ as analyst

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John Farrell joins ESPN’s ‘Baseball Tonight’ as analyst

John Farrell can add another job to his resume.

The former Boston Red Sox manager has joined the crew for ESPN's "Baseball Tonight," according to The Boston Globe. His debut will be on Wednesday for a season-preview show.

The Red Sox fired Farrell on Oct. 11, 2017 despite a second-straight A.L. East crown. Alex Cora will begin his first season in Farrell's old role during the 2018 season.

Farrell added the broadcast work after the Cincinnati Reds hired him as a scout and adviser with a focus on pitching. He interviewed this offseason for the Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals managing jobs, but both teams passed on him.


Red Sox minor league team invites Trump, Biden to settle it in ring

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Red Sox minor league team invites Trump, Biden to settle it in ring

In this corner, the challenger out of Scranton, Pa., Joltin' Joe Biden...In the other corner, straight out of Queens, the President of the United States, Dandy Donald J. Trump!

The venue: LeLacheur Park, Lowell, Mass., home of the Red Sox Class-A affiliate, the Lowell Spinners.

Ladies and gentlemen, it's The Slasher at LeLacheur!

After the former Vice-President told a crowd at the University of Miami earlier this week of the current President, "If we were in high school, I'd take him behind the gym and beat the hell out of him, President Trump fired back on Twitter Thursday morning. 

The Spinners, the Sox' short-season New York-Penn League affiliate, have offered to host a boxing match between the Republican President and Democratic former Vice President on Aug. 17 by the flagpole at LeLacheur. Former light-welterweight champ and Lowell native Micky Ward has agreed to referee.

No word yet if Trump, who'll be 72 by then, or Biden, 75, have accepted the invitation.

The Spinners' press release announcing the invitation says that if the two do accept, "the boxing match will take place regardless of the weather, no matter how stormy it may get."