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Red Sox Add Jhonny Peralta To AAA Pawtucket Roster

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Red Sox Add Jhonny Peralta To AAA Pawtucket Roster, Will Be In Lineup Tonight At 3rd Base

The Pawtucket Red Sox announced this afternoon that veteran 3rd basemen Jhonny Peralta was added to the AAA roster. Last week, it was announced that the Red Sox signed him to a minor league contract after he was designated for assignment by the ST. Louis Cardinals.

Peralta struggled with this season with the ST. Louis Cardinals only hitting .204 in 54 at bats. This was before the Cardinals officially released him on June 13th. Peralta did spend some time on the disabled list this season due to an upper respiratory illness which did limit his at bats.

This has been a down year for Peralta. But as recently as two years ago, he was an All-Star for the Cardinals. Now at the age of 35, he is being sent to AAA Pawtucket as third base depth for the Boston Red Sox.

What Does Peralta Do For The Red Sox

Jhonny Peralta is the 3rd base depth they have needed behind Pablo Sandoval. This past off season, you lost that when you traded Travis Shaw. What Peralta does is give you someone to compete with Sandoval. Right now, Deven Marrero has been your best option at 3rd base for the Red Sox. Unfortunately, he hasn’t been able to hit at the major league level. This season, he is only batting .160. Sandoval is batting .212. But unlike Sandoval, Marrero is the best defensive option for the Red Sox.

Jhonny Peralta gives Sandoval that competition at 3rd base from an offensive standpoint. Coming into this season, Sandoval was essentially given the 3rd base job in Boston. But he hasn’t been able to perform consistently for the Red Sox offensively or defensively. What Peralta can do is give Pablo Sandoval that competition for 3rd base. Maybe that will give Sandoval the motivation to play better.

Yes, Jhonny Peralta has struggled offensively this season. He is 35 years old and his best days are clearly behind him, but maybe the Red Sox can get something out of Peralta. There is no reason not to give him a contract to play at the AAA level. It gives them that depth at 3rd base, and you could possibly see him at the major league level if he can start to hit better then he did in ST. Louis.

Evan is a attending Bryant University and joined the Trifecta Network as an Editor in February of 2016 and is a guest on Down to the WIRE Sports Talk.

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Boston Red Sox Have Signed JD Martinez

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Time for a celebration Red Sox fans, the team has reportedly signed a big-time bat.

According to Pedro Gomez of ESPN, the Boston Red Sox have signed free agent DH/OF J.D. Martinez.

Multiple outlets are reporting that the deal is for five years with a player opt-out option after two seasons. The deal is valued at $110 million with it being a front loaded contract prior to the opt out. Full terms will be revealed later.

Martinez has played for three teams in his career starting off in Houston, moving to Detroit, and then being traded to Arizona this past season. The 30-year-old has had his fair share of struggles in major league baseball but was able to figure it all out in 2017 by belting 45 home runs between the Tigers and Diamondbacks with a .303 batting average and 104 RBIs.

Martinez’s role with the Red Sox is unclear at the moment but he can be expected to DH and the corner outfield positions. Having the opt-out in the contract is a huge incentive for Martinez who will likely be playing like it is a contract year given the front-loaded nature of the deal.

Boston has landed their guy, the question is will it be enough for them to contend with the New York Yankees?

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Boston Red Sox Are Close To Signing JD Martinez

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Red Sox fans everywhere can start to rejoice as the big move the team desperately needed is getting closer to completion.

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Boston Red Sox and free agent J.D. Martinez are closing in on a deal.

Other reports have also confirmed that a deal is imminent but that Dave Dombrowski and the team have yet to acknowledge or confirm anything is done or nearing completion. It does appear however that talks between Martinez and the Red Sox are at an all-time high and their seems to be high confidence that both sides will come to terms on a deal in the near future.

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John Henry, Red Sox Owner: ‘We really don’t need to be popular. We need to win.’

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Ever wonder why Boston Red Sox fans or Liverpool fans have shown a hatred towards John Henry? Well if you did look no further than his idiotic and out of touch comments that he made on Monday during his yearly media availability.

Red Sox owner John Henry and chairman Tom Werner were asked if they were concerned about the level of popularity of the current team compared to past years.

Wener, one of the producers of Roseanne went first.

“I don’t quite see it the way some of the fans see it. I respect their point of view but I think we’ve got a fun team and if it’s healthy I think were going to be — we’ll bring the fans back,” Werner said. “Obviously we’re in a market where there’s a lot of excellence. We’ve got four championship teams and they’re all playing extremely well. So hopefully now it’s the beginning of spring training and we can have some focus on the Red Sox.”

Henry provided a follow-up that was a bit odd for an owner that makes money off of people liking his teams.

“We really don’t need to be popular,” he said. “We need to win.”

For a team so image conscious the statement is bizarre. But hey, maybe Henry is checked out and will sell the team.

There are plenty of other things to do in the summer than watch Red Sox baseball, maybe fans should take Henry’s lead and turn off the team if they fail to win.

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