Even with Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval on board, the Red Sox have holes. But now they have lots of depth to make trades that could fill them.
The signings of Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval mean the Red Sox offensive woes are definitely a thing of the past.
Just a year ago, the Red Sox were mocking the Yankees' profligate spending. But agreements with Sandoval and Ramirez makes their 'we take a different approach' boasting ring hollow.
2yThe Red Sox have scored 34 runs in the last four games, an average of 8.5 runs a night.
2yThe parade of relievers started with 11 outs to go and a 7-1 lead, and they eventually nailed it down . . . though not before allowing five runs and seeing the Twins load the bases in the ninth.
2yThe Red Sox' left-hander says it 'was tough . . . and obviously not my intention' after a pitch rode up and in and hit the Twins' Chris Parmelee in the helmet.
2yThe pitcher earned his second win of the season and felt like he took a step forward.
2yBoston outlasted Minnesota for its third straight win and first series sweep since July 2011.
2yMark Melancon had some disastrous performances for the Red Sox early this season, but he's trying to turn things around down in Pawtucket.
2yAaron Cook is 3-1 with a 1.33 E.R.A. in Pawtucket. The Sox have until May 1 to call him up, or risk losing him.