Portland Sea Dogs

Garin Cecchini hits a RBI double during the 2013 All Star Futures Game at Citi Field. USA defeated World 4-2.

Garin Cecchini making impact in first stint with Sea Dogs

By Larry Mahoney on July 17, 2013, at 7:25 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — It wasn’t too long ago that Garin Cecchini was playing shortstop for Barbe High School in Lake Charles, La. It was 2010 and his season was cut short by a torn anterior cruciate ligament (knee). Just three years later, he took a .346 average for the AA …
Peter Hissey

Outfielder Hissey displaying versatility for Sea Dogs

By Larry Mahoney on July 03, 2013, at 9:06 a.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — Peter Hissey is one of those versatile players every baseball team likes to have on its roster. A center fielder by trade, Hissey spent his first four pro seasons at the position. But he has also played left field and right field for the Portland Sea Dogs, …
Brock Huntzinger of the Portland Sea Dogs has made the successful switch from starting pitcher to closer as he pursues his goal of reaching the major leagues.

Sea Dogs’ Brock Huntzinger makes successful move from starter to closer

By Larry Mahoney on May 29, 2013, at 7:29 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — Brock Huntzinger had come to a crossroads in his career. After four starts for the Eastern League (AA) Portland Sea Dogs last spring, he was frustrated. He had been hit around and felt his career was stalling out at the age of 24. “I’d have two good …

Sea Dogs’ Thomas making smooth transition with position switch

By Larry Mahoney on May 17, 2013, at 4:11 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — Versatility can be an important ingredient in success. Portland Sea Dogs left fielder Tony Thomas is banking on it. Thomas is an infielder by trade, primarily a second baseman, but during the last week of spring training, the Red Sox brass told him they would like him …
Brandon Workman

Pitcher Brandon Workman racking up impressive numbers for Portland Sea Dogs

By Larry Mahoney on May 09, 2013, at 2:01 p.m.
PORTLAND — Last season, Brandon Workman was named the Boston Red Sox organization’s minor league pitcher of the year. The 6-foot-4, 195-pound righthander was 10-8 with a 3.50 earned run average between Class A Salem of the Carolina League (7-7, 3.40) and Portland of the Double-A Eastern League (3-1, 3.96). …

Red Sox pitcher Franklin Morales set for rehab game with Sea Dogs on Wednesday

Bangor Daily News on May 07, 2013, at 7:38 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — Boston Red Sox left-handed pitcher Franklin Morales is scheduled to make a rehab appearance with the Portland Sea Dogs at 6 p.m. Wednesday when the Sea Dogs host the Reading Fightin Phils at Hadlock Field. Morales has yet to appear in a major league game this season. …
Anthony Ranaudo

Sea Dogs pitcher Ranaudo racking up great numbers after injury-marred season

By Larry Mahoney on May 02, 2013, at 11:02 a.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — Growing up, Portland Sea Dogs righthander Anthony Ranaudo used to play a number of positions on the baseball diamond including first base, third base, shortstop, and pitcher. But by his own admission, he literally outgrew the field positions when he reached St. Rose High School in his …
Chris Martin

Portland relief pitcher gets call from appliance warehouse to Sea Dogs’ bullpen

By Larry Mahoney on April 18, 2013, at 9:06 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — Four years ago, Chris Martin was working in the warehouse at Texas Appliance in his native Arlington, Texas. His promising pitching career had been curtailed by a torn labrum in his shoulder when he was at McLennan Community College. He had undergone surgery to repair it but …
Rich Gedman

Portland hitting coach lived out a dream, now hoping to help others reach majors

By Larry Mahoney on April 05, 2013, at 6:51 p.m.
PORTLAND — Rich Gedman had the opportunity to live out a dream. Growing up in Worcester, Mass., he was a Red Sox fan and was signed by the Red Sox as a free agent out of Saint Peter-Marian High School in 1977. Three years later, he made his major league …
With two weeks to go till opening day, nearly a foot of fresh snow blankets Hadlock Field in Portland March 21, 2013.

Opening day for the Portland Sea Dogs

By Troy R. Bennett on April 05, 2013, at 6:24 a.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — Rick Anderson, head groundskeeper at Hadlock Field, walked behind the snowblower, leaving a stripe of green. The field, where the Boston Red Sox Double-A affiliate Portland Sea Dogs play their home games, was covered, from the center field 400-foot mark to home plate, with almost a foot …
Heiker Meneses of the Portland Sea Dogs is congratulated by third base coach Kevin Boles after hitting a three-run home run in the second inning of Thursday's game against Trenton at Hadlock Field in Portland.

Trenton spoils Sea Dogs’ season opener at Hadlock Field

By Alex Greenlee, Special to the BDN on April 04, 2013, at 11:45 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — The ball was flying out of Hadlock Field on Thursday night as the Portland Sea Dogs faced the New York Yankees’ Class-AA affiliate Trenton Thunder to begin the 2013 season. Trenton took the win 13-5, but the 5,447 fans in attendance were still able to watch the …
Xander Bogaerts

Sea Dogs shortstop Bogaerts hoping to continue climb in Red Sox organization

By Larry Mahoney on April 04, 2013, at 7:39 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — He is the youngest player on the Portland Sea Dogs roster. But shortstop Xander Bogaerts is also one of the Boston Red Sox’s top prospects. He is ranked the 20th top prospect in the MLB.com Top 100 Prospects list and eighth in the Baseball American Top 100 …
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Daniel Bard (51) throws a pitch during the fifth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Bright House Networks Field in Clearwater, Fla., on March 24, 2013.

Daniel Bard eyeing return to form after forgettable 2012 campaign

By Larry Mahoney on April 03, 2013, at 9:27 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — Daniel Bard was right at home in the Portland Sea Dogs locker room. He was very much at ease with his new teammates and the media during the Sea Dogs media day at Hadlock Field. The 27-year-old reliever is looking to bounce back from a forgettable 2012 …

Sea Dogs begin 20th season with optimistic outlook

By Larry Mahoney on April 03, 2013, at 9:20 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — The Class AA Eastern League’s Portland Sea Dogs will open their 20th season Thursday night against the Trenton Thunder with plenty of optimism. “We’ve got a very talented club, especially on the mound,” said third-year Sea Dogs manager Kevin Boles. “We will have a quality [starting] rotation.” …
Boston’s Jackie Bradley Jr. hits a sacrifice fly against the Philadelphia Phillies during Sunday’s spring training game in Clearwater, Fla. Bradely, who had a .271 average for the Portland Sea Dogs a year ago in 61 games with six homers and 29 RBIs, is trying to earn a roster spot with the Red Sox.

Sea Dogs prepping for opener on April 4 with new hitting coach Rich Gedman

By Larry Mahoney on March 25, 2013, at 6:20 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — Boston Red Sox fans will see a familiar face in the Portland Sea Dogs dugout this season. Former Red Sox catcher Rich Gedman has been promoted from Single-A Salem to replace Dave Joppie as the hitting coach for the Double-A Sea Dogs this season. Joppie has been …

Sports briefs for March 5, 2013

By Wire Service Reports on March 05, 2013, at 7:54 p.m.
PVC senior all-star games set Wednesday ORONO — The Penobscot Valley Conference will hold its girls and boys senior all-star basketball games Wednesday at Orono High School. The girls game will tip off at 5 p.m., followed by the boys game at 6:30 p.m. League awards will be presented between …
Drake Britton

Former Portland Sea Dogs pitcher Drake Britton arrested on OUI charge in Florida

on March 05, 2013, at 11:16 a.m.
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Boston Red Sox pitcher Drake Britton, a 23-year-old in his first big-league camp, was arrested on misdemeanor charges of reckless driving, driving under the influence, and property damage, according to the Lee County Sheriff’s office. ESPN reported the arrest Tuesday morning. The arrest occurred at 4:42 …

Sports briefs for Jan. 17, 2013

By BDN Staff and Wire Reports on Jan. 16, 2013, at 7:16 p.m.
Sea Dogs name new public address announcer PORTLAND, Maine — Paul Coughlin has been hired as the Portland Sea Dogs’ new public address announcer, the team announced in a press release Wednesday. Coughlin replaces Dean Rogers who stepped down from the position in the fall after 19 seasons at Hadlock …

Red Sox extend Player Development Contract with Portland Sea Dogs

on Jan. 11, 2013, at 8 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — The Boston Red Sox and Portland Sea Dogs have agreed to extend their Player Development Contract for an additional four years. The extension keeps the Red Sox Double-A affiliation in Portland through the 2018 season. Red Sox Director of Player Development Ben Crockett and Sea Dogs’ Chairman …

Sports briefs for Jan. 3, 2013

By BDN Staff and Wire Reports on Jan. 03, 2013, at 6:16 p.m.
Sea Dogs begin 13th annual food drive PORTLAND, Maine — The Portland Sea Dogs have started their 13th annual food drive which will run from now through Feb. 1. All the collected food items will be donated to the Good Shepherd Food Bank. As in the past, this year’s food …
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