Archive - Aug 8, 2012 - Sports Article
PAWTUCKET â On his first official day as a member of the Pawtucket Red Sox, Danny Valencia found himself out of Wednesdayâs starting lineup. His placement under the âextra hittersâ portion of the lineup card only furthers the argument that itâs going to be tough for the 27-year-old to carve out regular playing time.
Valencia is a third baseman by trade, a position where heâs logged 2,281 innings in 262 big-league games. Coming over from the Minnesota Twins via trade on Sunday, Valencia joins a PawSox ballclub that's pretty well stocked at the hot corner.
PAWTUCKET -- Edd Pedro has only a few wants for his ninth annual âFight for a Cure Mega-Raffle and Wiffleball Tournament,â slated to begin at 9 a.m., Sunday at Slater Park.
First and foremost, heâd love the day to be graced by good weather; second, he hopes to raise $20,000 to give to the Arthritis Foundation, with the New England regional headquarters stationed in Warwick; and, finally, heâd like for a few more teams to register for the tourneyâs divisions, including Adult Competitive, âJust for Funâ and Youth (12-and-under).