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May 18, 2017 at 5:16 PM

Minor Notes: PawSox propose 30-year plan to remain in Pawtucket

Here are Thursday's minor league notes:

  • The Pawtucket Red Sox and the city of Pawtucket have agreed on a proposal that would keep the PawSox in Pawtucket until 2050. They would commit $45 million toward "A Ballpark at Slater Mill." Overall, the PawSox would pay about 54% of the combined ballpark and land costs. Kate Bramson of the Providence Journal has more, as House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello says that a legislative package that involves state financing of a new stadium must come with the governor's approval.
  • Portland third baseman Rafael Devers (pictured) continues to mash, as he's now batting .330/.398/.591 on the season. Craig Forde of MiLB.com writes about how Devers' first half slump in 2016 turned out to be a positive for him.
  • Rob Bradford of WEEI.com interviewed Red Sox Assistant GM Eddie Romero, who gave some more insight on Devers. He explains how Devers is in a great spot right now in Portland, and they have been impressed with how Devers has refined his approach during the first part of this season.
  • On Monday, staff writer Will Woodward noted that Brian Bannister is impressed with what he's seen from Ty Buttrey. Christopher Smith of MassLive.com has more details on Bannister's insight on Buttrey.
  • On Monday, the Red Sox promoted right-hander Shaun Anderson to Salem. He made his Carolina League debut on Tuesday and struggled.
  • In other roster moves, Daniel Gonzalez was sent from Salem to Greenville, Steven Reveles was added to Salem's roster from extended spring, and Greenville added Tucker Tubbs from Lowell. Bobby Dalbec and Jose Sermo were placed on the DL.
Photo Credit: Rafael Devers by Kelly O'Connor