Knuckleballer officially joins the Sea Dogs…Shaw set to make debut

“I thought something strange was going on when I saw a bunch of you guys (myself included) smiling as I walked by the batting cage.”  – That’s a quote from Steven Wright when he left the Akron bullpen yesterday after throwing a side session.  At that point, we all knew he was traded to Boston.  Wright had no idea.  The full audio interview is below.

Sea Dogs Roster Moves todayWright officially on the roster…INF Reynaldo Rodriguez to Triple-A Pawtucket…INF Travis Shaw received from High-A Salem…INF Drew Hedman and LHP Will Latimer assigned to High-A Salem…RHP Chris Martin activated from the disabled list…RHP Jason Urquidez placed on the temporary inactive list.


Getting set to make his Double-A Travis Shaw  Leads all Red Sox Minor Leaguers with 73 RBI…Hit .305 (108-for-354) with 16 homers (T-3rd in the system) and 73 RBI with High-A Salem…Ranked among the following Carolina League categories: 1st in RS (69), T-1st in 2B (31), 2nd in RBI, EBH (50), BB (59) and TB (193), 3rd in HR and SLG (.545), 5th in OBP (.411)

Lineups for Wednesday

Akron: Holt 8, Henry 9, Neal 7, Abraham 3, Diaz 6, Weglarz DH, Rohlinger 5, Perez 2, Toole 4  RHP Paolo Espino (5-2, 3.14)

Portland: Bradley Jr. 8, Vitek 5, Hazelbaker 7, Brentz DH, Shaw 3, Smith 4, Hissey 9, Butler 2, Dent 6, RHP Mike MacDonald (1-1, 4.24)

Game Notes

RADIO NETWORKCatch every game on the U.S. Cellular Sea Dogs Radio Network: Flagship Stations: WPEI 95.9 FM & WPPI 95.5 FM (Portland/Topsham)…Network Affiliates: WOXO 92.7 FM Norway, WTBM 100.7 FM Mexico, WERZ 1240 AM Lewiston/Auburn, WTME 780 AM Rumford, WKTQ 1450 AM South Paris…Online: & and IPAD/Smartphone: Tunein app – search Portland Sea Dogs Radio Network.

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