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 Wednesdayâ€™s starting lineup. His placement under the â€śextra hittersâ€ť portion of the lineup card only furthers the argument that itâ€™s 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 heâ€™s 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 â€śFight for a Cure Mega-Raffle and Wiffleball Tournament,â€ť slated to begin at 9 a.m., Sunday at Slater Park.
First and foremost, heâ€™d 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, heâ€™d like for a few more teams to register for the tourneyâ€™s divisions, including Adult Competitive, â€śJust for Funâ€ť and Youth (12-and-under).