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Given the choice, most of us want to stay in our homes. Sometimes, people need help to remain at home. That's where Always Best Care Senior Services comes in.

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“We hired Always Best Care two weeks ago for my mom. The woman comes in three days a week to assist my mother with doing the wash, keeping the house picked up, and just talking to her. She’s wonderful. We interviewed several people, and there was just something about the way they were organized in their presentation and their follow up. that impressed us. They were a level above the other ones that we spoke to. They really listen to you about your needs and work very hard to match the caregiver up with what you’re looking for. We were very impressed with them.”

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How does In-home Senior Care in Shrewsbury, NJ work?

Home is where the heart is. While that saying can sound a tad cliche, it's especially true for many seniors living in America. When given a choice, older adults most often prefer to grow older at home. An AARP study found that three out of four adults over the age of 50 want to stay in their homes and communities as they age. When you begin to think about why, it makes sense. Home offers a sense of security, comfort, and familiarity.

The truth is, as we age, we begin to rely on others for help. When a family is too busy or lives too far away to fulfill this role, in-home senior care is often the best solution. Home care services allow seniors to enjoy personal independence while also receiving trustworthy assistance from a trained caregiver.

At Always Best Care, we offer a comprehensive range of home care services to help seniors stay healthy while they get the help they need to remain independent. As your senior loved one ages, giving them the gift of senior care is one of the best ways to show your love, even if you live far away.

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Aging in Place: The Preferred Choice for Most Seniors

While it's true that some seniors have complicated medical needs that prevent them from staying at home, aging in place is often the best arrangement for seniors and their families. With a trusted caregiver, seniors have the opportunity to live with a sense of dignity and do so as they see fit.

In-home care makes it possible for millions of seniors to age in place every year. Rather than moving to a unfamiliar assisted living community, seniors have the chance to stay at home where they feel the happiest and most comfortable.

Here are just a few of the reasons why older men and women prefer to age at home:


How much does a senior's home truly mean to them? A study published by the American Society on Aging found that more than half of seniors say their home's emotional value means more than how much their home is worth in monetary value. It stands to reason, that a senior's home is where they want to grow old. With the help of elderly care in Shrewsbury, NJ, seniors don't have to age in a sterilized care facility. Instead, they can age gracefully in the place they want to be most: their home. In contrast, seniors who move to a long-term care facility must adapt to new environments, new people, and new systems that the facility implements. At this stage in life, this kind of drastic change can be more harmful than helpful.

Healthy Living
Healthy Living

Institutional care facilities like nursing homes often put large groups of people together to live in one location. On any given day, dozens of staff members and caregivers run in and out of these facilities. Being around so many new people in a relatively small living environment can be dangerous for a seniors' health and wellbeing. When you consider that thousands of seniors passed away in nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, opting for in-home care is often a safer, healthier choice for seniors. Aging in place has been shown to improve seniors' quality of life, which helps boost physical health and also helps insulate them from viral and bacterial risks found in elderly living facilities.


For many seniors, the ability to live independently with assistance from a caregiver is a priceless option. With in-home care, seniors experience a higher level of independence and freedom - much more so than in other settings like an assisted living community. When a senior has the chance to age in place, they get to live life on their own terms, inside the house that they helped make into a home. More independence means more control over their personal lives, too, which leads to increased levels of fulfillment, happiness, and personal gratification. Over time, these positive feelings can manifest into a healthier, longer life.

Cost and Convenience
Cost and Convenience

More independence, a healthier life, and increased comfort are only a few benefits of aging in place. You have to take into consideration the role of cost and convenience. Simply put, it's usually easier to help seniors age in place than it is to move them into an institutional care facility. In-home care services from Always Best Care, for instance, can be less expensive than long-term solutions, which can cost upwards of six figures per year. To make matters worse, many residential care facilities are reluctant to accept long-term care insurance and other types of payment assistance.

With Always Best Care's home care services, seniors and their families have a greater level of control over their care plans. In-home care in Shrewsbury, NJ gives seniors the chance to form a bond with a trusted caregiver and also receive unmatched care that is catered to their needs. In long-term care facilities, seniors and their loved ones have much less control over their care plan and have less of a say in who provides their care.

Empowers Seniors

Affordable Care Plans

In-home care is a valuable resource that empowers seniors to age in place on their own terms. However, a big concern for many families and their loved ones is how much in-home care costs. If you're worried that in-home care is too expensive, you may be pleasantly surprised to learn that it is one of the most affordable senior care arrangements available.

Typically, hiring an Always Best Care in-home caregiver for a few hours a week is more affordable than sending your loved one to a long-term care facility. This is true even for seniors with more complex care needs.

At Always Best Care, we will work closely with you and your family to develop a Care Plan that not only meets your care needs, but your budget requirements, too. Once we discover the level of care that you or your senior need, we develop an in-home care plan that you can afford.

In addition to our flexible care options, families should also consider the following resources to help offset potential home care costs:

Veteran's Benefits
Veteran's Benefits

Aid and Attendance benefits through military service can cover a portion of the costs associated with in-home care for veterans and their spouses.

Long-Term Care Insurance
Long-Term Care Insurance

Many senior care services like in-home care are included in long-term care insurance options. Research different long-term care solutions to find a plan that provides coverage for senior care.

Private Insurance
Private Insurance

Home care can be included as part of a senior's private insurance plan. Read over your loved one's insurance policy carefully or speak with their insurance provider to determine if in-home care is covered.

Life Insurance
Life Insurance

Depending on the life insurance plan, you may be able to apply your policy toward long-term care. You may be able to use long-term-care coverage to help pay for in-home elderly care.

Respite Care Shrewsbury, NJ

During your Care Plan consultation with Always Best Care, your Care Coordinator will speak with you about in-home care costs and what options there may be to help meet your budget needs.

Compassionate Care. Trusted Caregivers

When you or your senior loved one needs assistance managing daily tasks at home, finding a qualified caregiver can be challenging. It takes a special kind of person to provide reliable care for your senior loved one. However, a caregiver's role involves more than meal preparation and medication reminders. Many seniors rely on their caregivers for companionship, too.

Our companion care services give seniors the chance to socialize in a safe environment and engage in activities at home. These important efforts boost morale and provide much-needed relief from repetitive daily routines. A one-on-one, engaging conversation can sharpen seniors' minds and give them something in which to be excited.

At Always Best Care, we only hire care providers that we would trust to care for our own loved ones. Our senior caregivers in Shrewsbury,NJ understand how important it is to listen and communicate with their seniors. A seemingly small interaction, like a short hug goodbye, can make a major difference in a senior's day. Instead of battling against feelings of isolation, seniors begin to look forward to seeing their caregiver each week.

Understanding the nuances of senior care is just one of the reasons why our care providers are so great at their job.

Unlike some senior care companies, our caregivers must undergo extensive training before they work for Always Best Care. In addition, our caregivers receive ongoing training throughout the year. This training ensures that their standard of care matches up to the high standards we've come to expect. During this training, they will brush up on their communication skills, safety awareness, and symptom spotting. That way, your loved one receives the highest level of non-medical home care from day one.

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Taking the First Step with Always Best Care

The first step in getting quality in-home care starts with a personal consultation with an experienced Care Coordinator. This initial consultation is crucial for our team to learn more about you or your elderly loved one to discover the level of care required. Topics of this consultation typically include:

An assessment of your senior loved one


An in-depth discussion of the needs of your senior loved one to remain in their own home


Reviewing a detailed Care Plan that will meet your senior loved one's needs


Our caregivers are trained to spot changes that clients exhibit, like mental and physical decline. As your trusted senior care company, we will constantly assess and update your Care Plan to meet any new emotional, intellectual, physical, and emotional needs.

If you have never considered in-home care before, we understand that you and your family may have concerns about your Care Plan and its Care Coordinator. To help give you peace of mind, know that every team member and caregiver must undergo comprehensive training before being assigned to a Care Plan.

When you're ready, we encourage you to contact your local Always Best Care representative to set up a Care Consultation. Our Care Coordinators would be happy to meet with you in person to get to know you better, discuss your needs, and help put together a personalized Care Plan specific to your needs.

Latest News in Shrewsbury, NJ

Uncle Giuseppe’s Marketplace opens 3rd N.J. grocery store

Uncle Giuseppe’s Marketplace has arrived at the Jersey Shore.The Italian food market opened at 990 Shrewsbury Ave. in Tinton Falls on Friday, April 21, replacing a former ACME supermarket that closed in 2019.The ...

Uncle Giuseppe’s Marketplace has arrived at the Jersey Shore.

The Italian food market opened at 990 Shrewsbury Ave. in Tinton Falls on Friday, April 21, replacing a former ACME supermarket that closed in 2019.

The renovated 56,000-square-foot Uncle Giuseppe’s features a deli, pizzeria, bakery and several departments, including meat, produce, seafood and gourmet cheese.

It also has a candy counter, a gelato station, a coffee bar and viewing rooms for customers to watch pasta and mozzarella being made.

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Uncle Giuseppe’s Marketplace is a Long-Island based company with 11 stores across New York and New Jersey.

This is the third New Jersey location. The others are in Morris Plains and Ramsey.

The new Uncle Giuseppe’s in Tinton Falls is open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Sundays from 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.


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'What we have here is special': How new owner builds on Bagel Masters legacy in Shrewsbury

Four-minute readSpecial to the Asbury Park PressSHREWSBURY - Growing up in a family of six, Matt Cottrell learned the value of hard work from his parents, who did not have a lot of money. It was the kind of lessons that paid off when he took over Bagel Masters in Shrewsbury.“I was taught to hold myself to a high standard when it came to work,” Cottrell said. “My father was a Vietnam veteran an...

Four-minute read

Special to the Asbury Park Press

SHREWSBURY - Growing up in a family of six, Matt Cottrell learned the value of hard work from his parents, who did not have a lot of money. It was the kind of lessons that paid off when he took over Bagel Masters in Shrewsbury.

“I was taught to hold myself to a high standard when it came to work,” Cottrell said. “My father was a Vietnam veteran and worked for JCP&L for over 30 years. My mother was a stay-at-home mom for a while, but started working soon after I was born. She went to school and became a social worker. They set an example for us, as far as hard work goes.”

Cottrell started playing sports at a young age and it gave him structure. “Sports helped me a lot back then when I played baseball and football,” Cottrell said. “One of many things that my parents drove home was to always show up on time for practice and games. They taught us to finish what we started, and that actions spoke louder than words. When you grow up in a house like that, hard work is valued very highly, and we learned that early in life.”

Cottrell admits he was not the best student in school and did not going to college after graduating high school. Needing a job, he got into the restaurant business.

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“I initially felt like I wanted to try a few different things, but, in the end, I gravitated towards the restaurant industry,” Cotrell said. “When you’re younger, it’s a lot of fun because, on one hand, you work hard and make good money, but it’s also a more relaxed atmosphere than working in an office. It was always a good time for me.”

'I felt lucky'

Cottrell began his restaurant career as a busboy and graduated to a server at a Hightstown restaurant called Tre.

“I worked there for five years and until I was 22,” Cottrell said. “I had the chance to work for a fantastic manager at the time and was having fun and making great money. For me, I don’t believe a lot of people can say they enjoy their job, but I honestly can testify that it was a great experience for me and I felt lucky that I could not see myself working anywhere else. It grew from there.”

After taking some time off from the restaurant industry and doing some odd jobs, Cottrell went back to Tre, but this time as a manager in a new location in Brick.

“I worked that job for a few years starting in 2019 up until COVID-19 hit,” Cottrell said. “We ended up closing in March of 2020, but we reopened a short time later and we did strictly outdoor dining. Unfortunately, none of the other managers returned, except for me. I was the sole remaining manager, and I became the general manager for both restaurants in Hightstown and Brick. I learned a lot and developed a lot of very good skills.”

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As Cottrell began to think seriously about his future, he decided the restaurant business just wasn’t the right spot.

“My fiancée and I talked about our future and felt like it was time to move on because it wasn’t sustainable,” Cottrell said. “We had very similar goals and aspirations and we decided to veer away from that path. I ended up leaving those restaurants altogether in the summer of 2021.”

Cottrell worked as a catering manager for another company and, while doing so, got a call from an old friend, Dennis Tafuri, about taking over Bagel Masters in Shrewsbury together.

“My current lifestyle wasn’t working for me anymore and I was ready for a necessary change,” Cottrell said. “The quality of life just wasn’t there, so I began to take on a new challenge. It was a great fit for me because it was a smaller location, and I would get out earlier with time to spend with my family. My wife was the one who encouraged me to go through with it, so we pulled the trigger on it.”

Previous owner Darren Weinstein ran business for over 25 years, and he paved the way for Cottell to take over in January 2022.

“Darren made this business a staple of the community,” Cottrell said. “He did an amazing job of hiring and developing an amazing staff. We were lucky enough to inherit all the great things he did with the business and things couldn’t have worked out better.”

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'You don't fix what's not broken'

After taking over Bagel Masters, Cottrell made some changes to the way he wanted to run the business, but what he did not change were the ingredients and the quality of the food.

“There’s an old saying, 'You don’t fix what’s not broken,'” Cottrell said. “That really applies to this business. In terms of recipes and food items, we didn’t change a single thing. We’ve added some new types of sandwiches and things like that, as well as some back-of-the-house changes, but for the most part, we just kept everything the same.”

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Cottrell is the face of the business, but is part-owner with Tafuri.

“I have known Dennis for a long time, and he has always had my best interest at heart,” Cottrell said. “He is an amazing partner and a hard worker. We work well together, and we both make each other better businessmen.”

Cottrell wants to grow the business and focus on customer satisfaction.

“We have gotten to a good point so far, in terms of understanding how the business runs,” Cottrell said. "There are many positives and negatives about running a business, but we will always be thinking about what to improve on and how to meet expectations. What we have here is special.”

Bagel Masters

Address: 661 Broad St., Shrewsbury

Phone: 732-224-0333

Website: www.bagelmasters.com

Hours: 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays, 6 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. weekends

Blue Moon Yoga in Shrewsbury: Sport for people not looking to crush opponents

Special to the Asbury Park PressSHREWSBURY - Eva Leobold, owner of Blue Moon Yoga and Spiritual Center in Shrewsbury, was met with immediate success with her business since taking it over in 2014. But the pandemic that started in 2020 led to a challenge she had never imagined.“We had to learn a new way to practice yoga,” Leobold said. “We were kind of lumped in with gyms, so we were considere...

Special to the Asbury Park Press

SHREWSBURY - Eva Leobold, owner of Blue Moon Yoga and Spiritual Center in Shrewsbury, was met with immediate success with her business since taking it over in 2014. But the pandemic that started in 2020 led to a challenge she had never imagined.

“We had to learn a new way to practice yoga,” Leobold said. “We were kind of lumped in with gyms, so we were considered not essential. We were told we had to close and there was no negotiation about it.

"I had to figure out how to teach yoga on Zoom within a series of days. We had to learn how to teach online and that was not easy," she said. "We lost some clients at that time, but after we opened again, we regained some more business, even though we had to teach classes while combating COVID-19 at the same time. We eventually would overcome that obstacle and get back into the swing of things.”

Leobold found her way into yoga through her love of artistic expression growing up. It taught her to be confident and driven as an entrepreneur.

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“I got into things like dancing, painting and illustration, music and theater,” Leobold said. “It took me outside of myself and it was also a lot of fun. More than that, though, it enabled me to tell a story with my movements, no matter which of them I was practicing. I had to work at it, but I was good enough at it that it kept me grounded because I loved the end result. It was motivating like that.”

'There is always something new'

Leobold said being an entrepreneur is a constant learning process.

“You need to persevere because not everything you try will be a success,” Leobold said. “You master one thing and there is always something new to graduate to and master again, as well. It’s all about building on your previous achievements and progressing to the next step, which transitions right into life in general, as well. It’s all about gradually moving forward.”

As Leobold was growing up and got into sports, she enjoyed parts of it, but soon realized that she did not have the competitive edge that other athletes had.

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“As a kid, I was very sensitive and felt bad for other kids who lost at sports,” Leobold said. “I did not enjoy winning as much because I didn’t want to be the person to make another person feel bad for losing. It was in my personality to be empathetic that way. Life didn’t serve as a competition, and I didn’t achieve success by winning or losing. I just wanted to make my own way by artistic expression and be successful by doing something that only I could do.”

Leobold attended Monmouth University and got a bachelor’s degree in art there. While there, she learned painting, sculpture, edging, drawing and typesetting.

“When I got out of college, I had to get a real job and my options were a little limited,” Leobold said. “Most of the jobs were in marketing and a lot of the people I knew that had jobs with that trade testified to the fact that the job market there was very cutthroat and competitive.

"I would eventually get a job at an engineering firm because the job description required someone to draw maps," she said. "Originally, I anticipated that it would be only temporary, but I ended up doing it for the next 25 years. It turned out that I really liked it, and it challenged both sides of my brain.”

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'I wanted other people to enjoy it'

Leobold found yoga as a way to destress from her everyday life.

“It was completely unintentional,” Leobold said. “It was a way for me to move my body without the strain on joints or muscles. It wasn’t easy but was different and it served a purpose for me to relax my core and work out the kinks. When I worked six to eight to 10 hours a day and I wasn’t used to an everyday workout like I had in high school and college, I had to figure out a method of returning to that exercise routine. It was necessary.”

Leobold loved yoga so much that she trained to become a yoga teacher.

“I wanted other people to enjoy it as much as I did,” Leobold said. “I took a six-to-eight-month course to get certified and I put tons of hours into studying the art of yoga and getting myself familiar with the practice of it. I was fascinated with it, and I wanted to share that passion with the world. In 1998, I got certified and then my teacher was moving from her location, so she made an offer for me to take it over. It was a studio in Fair Haven, simply titled Fair Haven Yoga.”

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Leobold had taken a break from her engineering work to focus on her yoga, but she decided to go back to engineering full-time and sold Fair Haven Yoga business to her then-partner.

But eventually, she got the itch to try again, with Blue Moon Yoga in Shrewsbury.

“It had been in existence since 2002,” Leobold said. “A friend of mine purchased it. She asked me to not only come teach at the studio, but also help her run their yoga teacher training program. I started doing that in 2005, but shortly after that, my friend sold Blue Moon Yoga to another owner in 2010. That new owner kept me on, helping with scheduling and teaching classes as well. At one point, she offered me the business because she no longer wanted to run it, so I accepted and became the new owner in 2014."

Although it took Leobold a year to pay back her ownership of Blue Moon Yoga, it was well worth it.

“In the beginning, many of the members that were already there were happy to hear that I was the new owner,” Leobold said. “I must admit that success came quickly, even though more yoga studios have opened locally since I got involved with it as a business owner. After overcoming COVID-19 and coming up for air, I am still in business to this day and I’m grateful for every single day that I must be here for my clientele and employees.”

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Leobold and her studio teach a few different styles of yoga, including some that are relaxed and others that are more strenuous.

“If we are not certified to teach something, then we don’t,” Leobold said. “We do best with what we know, and we do the types of yoga that we think most people will be comfortable with. Some customers are different than others, but everyone gets the same enjoyment out of the classes we have here.”

It’s been a long time coming for Leobold, but she is where she is supposed to be.

“We are moving in the direction of stress relief and deep relaxation,” Leobold said. “That is the way we get the body to be flexible to relieve stress and tension out of the muscles. We also do meditation with those of us who can teach it. The most important thing is that people can come and relax, while also de-stressing. We want to all work together and take a moment to chill.”

Blue Moon Yoga

Location: 827 Broad St. (Route 35), Shrewsbury

Owner: Eva Leobold

Website: blueyoga.net

Hours: 9 to 11 a.m. and 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays; 10:15 a.m. to noon, 1:15 to 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays; 9:15 to 11 a.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays; 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 2:45 p.m. Fridays; 8 to 9:30 a.m. Saturdays; and 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sundays.

Dredging Begins In Shrewsbury, Navesink Rivers This Week

The U.S. Army will dredge the entrance of the Shrewsbury/Navesink rivers at Sandy Hook, plus the Shrewsbury as far as Long Branch:|Updated Wed, Jul 26, 2023 at 10:43 am ETHIGHLANDS, NJ — This week was the start of a major dredging project in the Shrewsbury and Navesink rivers.The dredging started Tuesday, and it was announced by Congressman Frank Pallone (D-NJ6), who was in Highlands that day for the start of the project.The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will dredge both the entrance of the Shrewsbury and N...

The U.S. Army will dredge the entrance of the Shrewsbury/Navesink rivers at Sandy Hook, plus the Shrewsbury as far as Long Branch:

|Updated Wed, Jul 26, 2023 at 10:43 am ET

HIGHLANDS, NJ — This week was the start of a major dredging project in the Shrewsbury and Navesink rivers.

The dredging started Tuesday, and it was announced by Congressman Frank Pallone (D-NJ6), who was in Highlands that day for the start of the project.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will dredge both the entrance of the Shrewsbury and Navesink rivers at Sandy Hook, as well as the Navesink River to Red Bank and the Shrewsbury River as far as the Branchport Avenue Bridge in Long Branch — a total of approximately 14 miles. This is the federal channel that covers most of the waterway boaters use.

The dredging project will take place in three phases:

The first phase includes dredging sand material at the mouth of the Shrewsbury River in Sandy Hook Bay to the Rt. 36 bridge. The second phase will include dredging the remaining sandy material down the Shrewsbury River into the Navesink River as far as the Oceanic Bridge. Sand will then be pumped onto portions of Monmouth Beach. The third phase includes dredging the rest of the federal channel inside the two rivers.

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Congressman Pallone secured $26 million for maintenance dredging of the rivers in a federal spending bill signed by President Joe Biden last year.

“I’m proud to announce the start of the Shrewsbury and Navesink dredging project today," said Pallone Tuesday. "I’ve heard from so many people in the communities along the rivers and the boaters who use the channels regularly about the importance of this project."

"This project will ensure safe access to the Shrewsbury and Navesink rivers for recreational and commercial fishing and boating uses that are vital to the regional economy,” said NJ's DEP Commissioner Shawn LaTourette. “As an important additional element, the sand dredged to improve navigation will be used to nourish beaches in areas of need in Monmouth Beach."

Highlands Mayor Carolyn Broullon, Oceanport Mayor Jay Coffey and Sea Bright Mayor Brian Kelly were on hand Tuesday to announce the start of the dredging.

N.J. native reliever gets called up to majors before facing Yankees

The Boston Red Sox are calling up Joe Jacques to join their bullpen, reports Joel Sherman of the New York Post.The lefty reliever will be joining the Red Sox before Friday’s series opener against the Yankees in the Bronx.BUY MLB TICKETS:...

The Boston Red Sox are calling up Joe Jacques to join their bullpen, reports Joel Sherman of the New York Post.

The lefty reliever will be joining the Red Sox before Friday’s series opener against the Yankees in the Bronx.


Jacques was born in Shrewsbury, N.J. and attended Red Bank Regional High School. He was picked in the 33rd round of the 2018 MLB Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates out of Manhattan College.

The 28-year-old is posting a 3.58 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP with the Triple-A WooSox, recording 24 strikeouts across 27 2/3 innings of work.

“He has very interesting pitch characteristics,” Red Sox farm director Brian Abraham said, via Bill Ballou of the Worcester Telegram. “We felt there were some areas we could work with him on — command of the strike zone, his stuff. We felt like we could get him over here and make some small adjustments and allow him to be a success.”

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The roster move comes ahead of Boston’s three-game series at Yankee Stadium this weekend. The Red Sox still need to open up a spot on the 40-man roster to make room for Jacques, and they are also expected to activate outfielder Adam Duvall from the 60-day injured list.

According to Ballou, Jacques was a three-sport athlete at RBRHS and was not planning on becoming a professional athlete.

“I went to Manhattan on kind of on a whim,” Jacques said. “I knew someone who was going to play ball at Manhattan, and I didn’t have any offers, so I showed up, tried out and made the team ... I kind of got lucky because there were like 100 scouts there, and I threw the ball well. It just took that one time for people to see me. There are a lot of people who slip through the cracks. It happened to me.”

Friday’s first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.


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