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June 11, 2018 at 11:52 AM

Minor Notes: Beeks has rough outing, Haley replaces him

Here are Monday's Minor Notes:
  • After his call-up being announced on Wednesday, Jalen Beeks made his major league debut on Thursday. He had a rough first inning, allowing five runs, but settled in over his final three frames of work, surrendering just one more. The Boston Herald's Jason Mastrondato wrote about the 24-year-old's journey in advance of his outing.
  • Beeks' replacement was Justin Haley, who is able to work in a long relief role for the Red Sox until Drew Pomeranz returns from the DL. He also has a relationship with Aaron Judge, says WEEI.com's Rob Bradford.
  • Bradford's coworker, Cameron Kerry, discussed what is going on with Tzu-Wei Lin, who helped the Red Sox in a utility role last season when injuries were taking their toll.
  • The MLB Draft has dominated the landscape over the last week and on Friday, Keith Law of ESPN.com delivered his recap of all 15 American League teams, including the Red Sox.
  • Pending a physical, Boston's first-round pick, Triston Casas, is going to sign a deal for his full slot value, according to NBC Sports Boston's Evan Drellich.
  • Kevin Thomas of the Portland Press-Herald wrote about the struggles that minor leaguers have by profiling former Sea Dog Chris Durbin, who retired at the end of Spring Training 2007.
Players of the Week

Rusney Castillo, OF, Pawtucket Red Sox
6 G, 24 AB, 5 H, 3 2B, 1 HR, 5 R, 4 RBI, 4 BB, 1 K, .500/.571/.750

Castillo (pictured) had a rough go of it in Boston and likely will not head up to the big club for awhile due to his contract, but the 30-year-old Cuban is in the midst of his second consecutive strong season in Triple-A. He is in the midst of an eight-game hitting streak and is hitting. 400 over his last 10 games, increasing his slash line on the year to .316/.345/.436.

Jhonathan Diaz, LHP, Greenville Drive
1 GS, 7 IP, 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 H, 1 BB, 6 K, 0.43 WHIP

Greenville has been struggling this season, but Diaz has been a bright spot for the Drive, despite his misleading 2-5 record. He has allowed only a .211 BAA and a 1.09 WHIP. The 21-year-old is repeating Greenville and has really improved his statistics, sitting at No. 27 in the SoxProspects rankings, up from No. 35 at the beginning of the year.

Photo Credit: Rusney Castillo by Kelly O'Connor