Boston Red Sox

Pedro Martinez — the infield prospect, not the pitcher — joins Rays

In 2018 playing in the Dominican Summer League and in 2019 at the rookie and short-season levels, he hit .310 with 11 doubles, 11 triples, four homers, 49 RBIs and an .815 OPS.

Lefty reliever Cody Reed became the 12th Rays pitcher sidelined by injury since Spring 2.0 started, placed on injured list (retroactive to Monday) due to ongoing irritation in his pinky finger.

We’re not exactly sure where it’s coming from.” … Reliever Oliver Drake could be activated as soon as Saturday, looking good throwing live batting practice — in full uniform — Thursday afternoon, using his fastball and splitter with no issues from the biceps tendinitis that has sidelined him since Aug. 9.

Centerfielder Kevin Kiermaier was excited to share news that he and his wife, Marissa, have known since July: They’re expecting their second child next spring.

Rookie Josh Fleming was trying to become the first Rays pitcher to start his career with wins in his first four appearances; he allowed three runs in 4 1/3 innings.

… Christian Arroyo, the Hernando High product who was a key part of the return the Rays got from San Francisco in the Evan Longoria trade, had two hits and played second for the Red Sox, having been claimed off waivers from Cleveland last month.

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