BOSTON Left-hander Andrew Miller will continue his rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket. But going forward, he will be used as any other pitcher.
Andrew Miller is off of the designated pitcher of the day and hes a member of the team. Were going to use him as needed. Up until today he had always had a scheduled performance day and we would dictate what it was 15 pitches today, 30 pitches, start an inning, dont start an inning. Now were going to have Pawtucket manager Arnie Beyeler just use him as needed and see how he progresses.
Miller, though, has been inconsistent in his outings, struggling with command.Thursday against Syracuse, he allowed four walks and a hit with three strikeouts in 1 13 innings. In one-third of an inning April 15 against Buffalo he gave up four runs on a hit and three walks with a strikeout.
It is concerning and I think itll all work out, Valentine said.
The Red Sox lost another key member of their front office Monday, when vice-president of amateur and international scouting Amiel Sawdaye followed former general manager Mike Hazen to Arizona.
Sawdaye will be the Diamondbacks' assistant GM. As stated by Rotoworld, he had been instrumental in building up the Red Sox' young big league talent and farm system.
The Boston Globe reported today that the Red Sox may not fill the GM vacancy created when Hazen left, instead using "other staffers to take on Hazen’s administrative duties". President of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski handles many of the duties traditionally associated with the general manager's position, leaving the actual GM's job in Boston as "essentially an assistant [position] with a lofty title but little power".
The Red Sox have also lost two other front-office members this offseason: Senior baseball analyst Tom Tippett, who had been with the organization for eight years, and director of sports medicine services Dan Dyrek, who had been with the Sox for five years.
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