Red Sox farm update: July 16th

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Jun 25, 2015; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox catcher

Blake Swihart

(23) hits an RBI single during the second inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Double-A Portland Sea Dogs

Final Score: New Hampshire Fisher Cats 7, Sea Dogs 2

Notable Pitchers:

Justin Haley (2.2 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 3 K)

Williams Jerez (1.1 IP, H, 0 R, 2 K)

  • Despite the lack of any reliable secondary pitches, Jerez continues to roll through the minors and is now having success in Double-A. In 7 games and 12.1 innings with the Sea Dogs, the hard-throwing southpaw has a 2.92 ERA and could find himself in Boston as soon as next season.

Simon Mercedes (3 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 4 BB, 2 K)

Notable Position Players:

Carlos Asuaje (1-4, 2B, 2 K)

Tzu-Wei Lin (1-3, BB, K)

Manuel Margot (1-5, K)

Blake Swihart (2-3, 2B)

  • Swihart returns to Portland for his rehab assignment, putting up a solid two-hit performance, but the Red Sox will soon need to decide whether they’ll use Swihart as their starting catcher in Boston or option him to Pawtucket before long.

Sam Travis (1-4)