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Highlights of the Red Sox' 8-0 loss to the Yankees

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Highlights of the Red Sox' 8-0 loss to the Yankees

FINAL SCORE: Yankees 8, Red Sox 0

IN BRIEF: Chris Sale's and the Red Sox' struggles continue as he allowed four runs in five innings - despite being reunited with catcher Sandy Leon - and the Sox bats were shut down by the Yankees' James Paxton in an 8-0 loss at Yankee Stadium that dropped Sale to 0-4 with an 8.50 ERA and the defending champs to 6-12. BOX SCORE

RED SOX RECORD: 6-12

HIGHLIGHTS:

3rd inning
Brett Gardner scores on D.J. LeMahieu's single (NYY 1-0)
LeMahieu scores on Luke Voit's single (NYY 2-0)

4th inning
Clint Frazier homers to right off Chris Sale on 1-and-0 pitch (NYY 3-0)
Austin Romine scores on Mike Tauchman's double to right (NYY 4-0)

6th inning
Tauchman three-run homer to right off Erasmo Ramirez on 2-0 pitch also scores Gio Urshela, Romine (NYY 7-0)

7th inning
Gleyber Torres homers on the first pitch from Ramirez (NYY 8-0)

UP NEXT:

At Yankees, Wednesday, 7:05 p.m., NESN
At Rays, Friday, 7:10 p.m, NESN
At Rays, Saturday, 6:10 p.m., NESN
At Rays, Sunday, 2:05 p.m., NESN

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Red Sox join growing list of MLB teams to release minor leaguers amid COVID-19

Red Sox join growing list of MLB teams to release minor leaguers amid COVID-19

Minor League Baseball is getting hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.

ESPN reported that hundreds of minor leaguers were released Thursday, and that hundreds more cuts are likely to follow in the coming weeks.

It's also possible the 2020 minor league season doesn't happen at all. Regardless, teams are looking for ways to trim costs, and one place that's being impacted is minor league rosters.

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The Boston Red Sox have become the latest Major League Baseball team to announce the release of minor leaguers. Here's the list of players from Friday's announcement:

Pitchers : Matthew Gorst (RHP), Alex Demchak (LHP), Dylan Thompson (RHP), Robbie Baker (RHP), Chris Machamer (RHP), Connor Berry (RHP), Eddie Jimenez (RHP), Kelvin Sanchez (LHP), Zach Schneider (RHP), and Mason Duke (RHP)

Catchers: Joe DeCarlo, Samuel Miranda, and Breiner Licona

Infielders: Nick Lovullo, Juremi Profar, Korby Batesole, Andre Colon, and Nilo Rijo

Outfielders: Edgar Corcino, Keith Curcio, Trenton Kemp, and Marino Campana

Here's a list of other MLB teams making these kinds of cuts. 

One of the many unfortunate aspects of this development is that a lot of the players around the league who are being released might never play professional baseball again. 

Several major league players are going into their own pocket to financially assist minor leaguers, including former Red Sox pitcher David Price, who's giving $1,000 of his own money to each Los Angeles Dodgers minor leaguer in June.

It's still possible the 2020 MLB season will happen in some form. Both the league and MLBPA reportedly have been discussing and negotiating on several different issues, but there's been no public agreement on a return proposal at this time.

MLB rumors: David Price to give $1,000 to Dodgers minor leaguers in June

MLB rumors: David Price to give $1,000 to Dodgers minor leaguers in June

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher David Price is going into his own pocket to help his fellow baseball players.

Sports has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, and that's definitely true for Minor League Baseball and its players.

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ESPN's Jeff Passan reported that hundreds of minor league players were released Thursday, with many more cuts expected to come. 

Price is trying to help, and according to baseball writer Francys Romero, the Dodgers pitcher will give money in June to players in the Dodgers' minor league system.

This is a very generous gesture from Price.

Price, as Romero notes, has yet to play for the Dodgers. He was traded, along with superstar outfielder Mookie Betts, from the Boston Red Sox to the Dodgers in February. He's probably never met a lot of these Dodgers minor leaguers, but he's still willing to help them through this difficult time.

We still don't know when Price will make his Dodgers debut because it remains unknown if the 2020 season will happen at all. The league and the MLBPA reportedly have been negotiating different return proposals, but no agreement has been announced at this time.