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Diaz outrighted to Pawtucket; Uehara second in voting

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  July 8, 2013 02:40 PM

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SEATTLE The Red Sox today outrighted infielder Jonathan Diaz to Triple A Pawtucket, which takes him off the 40-man roster.

That does not necessarily portend another move. But the Sox now have an open spot on the 40-man roster should they obtain a player through trade or want to promote a prospect.

Meanwhile:

Koji Uehara is second in the Final Vote totals for the last spot on the All-Star team. Toronto's Steve Delabar is leading with Uehara, David Robertson (Yankees), Joaquin Benoit (Tigers) and Tanner Scheppers (Rangers) following.

If you want to vote, go to MLB.com.

You also can vote via text message. Text the word "VOTE" to 89269. To vote for a specific player, text your choice using the codes below to 89269. For Uehara, it's A5.

Over at the On Deck minor league blog, Craig Forde has news on two Red Sox being named Pitcher of the Week in their respective leagues.

Red Sox play tonight in Seattle. Check back later for the lineups and game preview.

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