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June 23, 1990 |
Astonishing as it may seem to anyone in the Boston Red Sox minor league system, Phil Plantier struck out only one time in three years at Poway High. Once in 200 or so at-bats . . . by Mission Bay's Sean Rees, a left-hander who led the nation in strikeouts this year at Arizona State. Compare that to the 122 strikeouts Plantier accumulated last year in his third Class A season. "Things have changed," Plantier said.
December 8, 1992 |
While the Padres and Boston Red Sox exchanged trade proposals Monday involving as many as four pitchers, there is only one who appears to be leaving on his own for New England. Randy Myers, who posted one of the finest seasons of any reliever in Padre history, is on the verge of signing a free-agent contract with the Boston Red Sox. Sources familiar with the negotiations said the deal could be consummated as early as today.
June 14, 1987
Granite Hills High School, which was ranked No. 1 in the county most of the season, led all schools with four players selected to the All-San Diego Section first and second baseball teams. Poway infielder Phil Plantier, who signed with the Boston Red Sox Thursday, was named the Player of the Year after he hit .585 for the Titans. Plantier was a second-team selection last season.
December 8, 1995
TRADE * The Seattle Mariners sent first baseman Tino Martinez and pitchers Jeff Nelson and Jim Mecir to the New York Yankees for third baseman Russ Davis and pitcher Sterling Hitchcock. SIGNINGS * Third baseman Chris Sabo to a minor league contract with the Cincinnati Reds. * The Cleveland Indians signed infielder Julio Franco to a two-year contract, re-signed first baseman Eddie Murray (one year), outfielder Manny Ramirez (four years) and gave pitcher Orel Hershiser a one-year extension.
September 14, 1992 |
Phil Plantier, who began the season as Boston's starting right fielder, was called up by the Red Sox from the Pawtucket, R.I., of the International League. Pitchers Daryl Irvine and Scott Taylor, catcher John Flaherty and infielder-outfielder Steve Lyons also were promoted from Pawtucket after it was eliminated from the playoffs Saturday. Plantier batted .331 with 11 homers in 53 games last season with Boston but tailed off to .245 with six homers and 28 RBIs in 95 games.
September 2, 1993 |
Nolan Ryan pitched in a simulated game situation Wednesday on the mound at Fenway Park in Boston before the Texas Rangers' game with the Red Sox and hoped to come off the disabled list and pitch in a real game next week. The Rangers hope his pulled rib muscle will have healed in time for him to pitch next Tuesday against the New York Yankees. . . . Red Sox pitcher Jose Melendez is expected to miss the rest of the season with an inflamed nerve in his neck.