Johnson optioned

A few news items from the Red Sox this afternoon …

  • The Sox optioned Jason Johnson to Single-A Wilmington today. Why Wilmington? So that he can start on Wednesday, when the Blue Rocks host Frederick. Triple-A Pawtucket is off until Thursday, and Double-A Portland does not play Tuesday and Wednesday due to the All-Star Break in both the International and Eastern Leagues.
  • The team also hired former Royals general manager Allard Baird to be a special assignment scout.
  • The Sox today signed third-round draft choice Bryce Cox.
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