Just back from extended spring training in early April after recovering from a broken bone in his left foot, Pawtucket Red Sox outfielder and Milton native Alex Hassan walked into manager Gary DiSarcina’s office with more bad news.
“He said he had injured his calf muscle in pre-game warm-ups and at first, because this is my first year managing in Triple A, I thought that the players were playing a prank on me,’’ DiSarcina recalled of that opening day at Scranton-Wilkes Barre. “But then I saw the look on his face and I knew it wasn’t a joke.’’ B
But since his return to the PawSox in mid-June, Hassan has been as hot as the early summer weather. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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