Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at 4:31 PM
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-In the Waiting Room, Boston.com, (April 30, 2008).
Nick Hagadone, the Red Sox' No. 1 pick in the 2007 draft, was supposed to meet with Dr. James Andrews, but the visit has been delayed. Hagadone is seeking a second opinion after he tore an ulnar collateral ligament, which normally would mean Tommy John surgery. An infection in his leg, however, has put the examination on hold, since Hagadone can't travel at the moment
-Baseball America: Draft Rule Changes, (April 25, 2008).This is the first year in which teams will receive a compensation choice for failing to sign second-round picks. The Braves get a pick for not signing Georgia righthander Joshua Fields (now back with the Bulldogs) and the Red Sox get one for not landing Alabama high school first baseman Hunter Morris (now at Auburn). Initially, MLB said the two clubs would receive choices corresponding to the ones immediately following their picks from 2007. That gave Atlanta the 70th overall pick and Boston the 85th overall pick. During the offseason, MLB reinterpreted the rule and decided that the teams would get choices corresponding to the ones immediately following their place in the second round last June. That gave the Braves the sixth pick in the second round (No. 52 overall) and the Red Sox the 21st pick in the round (No. 67 overall). Earlier this month, MLB reversed course and decided that its first interpretation was correct. Atlanta will get the No. 70 choice and Boston will get the No. 85 choice.
Modesto defeated Lancaster 4-1 in the only other game for Sox affiliates. Jimmy James (2-1) went 5 innings giving up 3 runs on 7 hits and 2 BB. He had 5 Ks. Richie Lentz threw 2 innings without allowing a run. He gave up 1 hit and a BB. He had 3 Ks. Scott Lonergan pitched the final inning allowing 1 run on 1 hit and a BB. Jason Place went 2 for 4 with a home run.
Player of the Night: Andrew Pinckney who went 3 for 5 with a homer and 5 RBI in the Sea Dog win