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Vaya con Rios

Alex Rios has been having the kind of start he desperately needed, and finally, the numbers are starting to show it. Forget the two-run walk-off homer.  Scratch that — don’t forget it.  Relish the bejeezus out of it.  But just…

Friday's minor league roundup

As always on Saturday, check out Larry’s This Week in Minor League Baseball over at South Side Sox. Norfolk 5, Charlotte 3 Tyler Flowers went 1-for-4 with his third homer, driving in three. He struck out once. Jordan Danks singled…

Band-aids for Ozzie

According to the TV listings, there were no Growing Pains re-runs on TV while the Sox were getting stomped by the Devil Rays in the worst loss of the season so far. So what was Kenny Williams watching instead of…

Lack of power brings May Flowers?

Remember these nuggets from the end of spring training? 4. Tyler Flowers, C — With Brent Lillibridge falling short of expectations, the Javy Vazquez deal is starting to look one-sided, especially with Flowers looking lost at the plate this spring.…

Friday's minor league roundup

Lots of roster movement preceded the weekend spurred by injuries. The notables: Birmingham: Received Justin Cassel from Charlotte, as he was demoted to make room for Scott Elarton. Winston-Salem: Received Kyle Bellamy from Kannapolis as a pair of catchers —…