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TAMPA, Fla. –– Adrian Gonzalez is a three-time Gold Glove Award winner as a first baseman. Although he's still penciled in to patrol that position this season, Gonzalez isn't exactly thrilled with Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine's potential plan of slotting him into the outfield this spring. "I told Bobby I'm not an outfielder," Gonzalez said Monday. "We all know that. I'm not an outfielder. I'm a first baseman. But whatever it takes Papi [David Ortiz] to get some early at-bats." Valentine first conveyed the notion on Mar. 3, saying Gonzalez's reps in the outfield will allow Ortiz a chance...

Kevin Youkilis Looks 'Like a Totally Different Guy This Spring,' Poised to Bounce Back for Red Sox

The Red Sox are officially in the thick of their spring training schedule and from here on out, it's all baseball all the time for Boston. With that, comes plenty of discussion points, something that is even more true this season with all of the new faces in Red Sox camp. Don Orsillo tackles that element and more in the latest edition of his weekly mailbag. Who will be MVP this...

Grapefruit League Game 10: Red Sox at Yankees

Time: 7:05 PM TV/Radio: YES, MLB Network / WEEI, WCBS Red Sox Mike Aviles SS Dustin Pedroia 2B Jacoby Ellsbury DH Jarrod Saltalamacchia C Will Middlebrooks 3B Lars Anderson 1B Juan Carlos Linares CF Josh Kroeger RF Alex Hassan LF Pitching: LHP Felix Doubront, RHP Michael Bowden, RHP Vicente Padilla, RHP Junichi Tazawa, RHP Brandon Duckworth, RHP Will Inman. Yankees Brett Gardner...

2012 season preview: Boston Red Sox

It was a trying season for the Boston Red Sox in 2011. They started off slow in April, played awesome from May-August, and completely collapsed in September, blowing the wild card on the final day of the season after a late-game rally at the hands of the Baltimore Orioles. The Red Sox did a lot of retooling in the offseason, and now look to enter the 2012 season with a more solid...

Q&A: Daniel Bard: Data-Influenced Conversion

Daniel Bard is moving into the Red Sox rotation this summer, and according to the stat-savvy flamethrower, data supports the decision. Bard went 2-9, 3.33 as a set-up man last year, but those aren’t the numbers he looked at when he began exploring a new role. The Boston right-hander explained his thought-process prior to Monday’s game in Fort Myers. —— Daniel Bard: “I...

Aaron Cook Unlikely To Be Ready For Opening Day as Right-Hander Slowly Works Into Form

FORT MYERS, Fla. –– Aaron Cook will inch back slowly into major league form. Despite Cook's impressive, two-inning debut on Sunday, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine hinted Monday that he didn't believe the right-hander would be ready in time for Opening Day. "Will he get enough innings in order to start pitching in the major leagues right at the beginning of the season...

Doubront shines in bid for 5th starter spot

After a somewhat shaky first outing in which he gave up two runs over innnings, while surrenedering three hits and walking three, Felix Doubront went out and and absolutely shoved against the Yankees last night. Going four scoreless innings, striking out three.The Yankees forced Doubront to go deep in to counts in order to get a better gauge of the young lefty. Felix ended up throwing...

Red Sox Spring Training News & Notes - 3/13

It was an interesting day yesterday with the Miami Marlins and Boston Red Sox at JetBlue Park. Josh Beckett struggled with his control early on only to turn in a nice performance on the mound. Andrew Bailey's command wasn't all there in his first spring training game. Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen got ejected. And finally, Pedro Ciriaco hit a two-run walk-off home run...

Andrew Bailey Finds Silver Lining in Shaky Red Sox Debut

FORT MYERS, Fla. –– It wasn’t the ideal debut for Andrew Bailey. Making his first appearance in a Red Sox uniform, the closer surrendered three straight hits –– to Omar Infante, Austin Kearns and Aaron Rowand –– and a run in Monday’s 5-3 win over Miami. Despite the initial struggles, Bailey retired the rest of the batters he faced and found a silver lining from the...

Red Sox vs Yanks 7:05pm

From AndrewMarchand/ESPN New YorkThereare no fake mustaches. There is no commenting on other teams. Thereis no extra mustard. Notwith JoeGirardi,anyway. What you see is what you get.Girardi is no BobbyValentine --and he doesn't want to be.As far as entertainment, there is nocomparison between the two. Valentine spent Monday waving goodbye tothe ejected OzzieGuillen.Girardi...

Red Sox 1, Yankees 0

Bobby Valentine smiled his big, wide smile, surrounded by media, talking about the Red Sox and the Yankees. Baseball's hottest rivalry gets a new provocateur this year. ''The intensity will be interesting. Looking forward to it? Who knows?'' he said. Valentine stood in the third base dugout at Steinbrenner Field before his Boston Red Sox beat the New York Yankees...

Ryan Sweeney (quad) leaves game. Cody Ross elated

@TBrittonProJo via Twitter "Sweeney left game with left quad strain, btw."It's full on Cody Ross Time now!

Grapefruit League: Red Sox Lineup vs. Marlins 3/12/12

Here is today's lineup vs. the Marlins: Punto SSYoukilis 3BGonzalez 1BOrtiz DHSweeney RFRoss LFShoppach CMcDonald CFAviles SS Beckett SP (followed by Melancon, Bailey, Ohlendorf, Atchison and Carlson) Game time is at 1:35pm EST.  The game will be shown on ESPN. 

Ellsbury - Larger Than Life?

The Sox need a "larger-than-lifer". What I mean is-they need a man who can carry not only the team to a championship, but also inspire teammates to do so. The word "superstar" has been used so much that it no longer means a lot. "Larger than lifer" can probably be defined by who is one and who is not one. Ted Williams was one. Yaz was one. Pedro was...
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