Found April 06, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Andrew Bailey
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
Andrew Bailey wanted to fight through the pain. Shortly after suffering a thumb injury in his throwing hand, the Red Sox closer assessed all his options in an attempt to delay surgery until after the season. But there was no way around the inevitable. As a result of the soreness, Bailey –– who was acquired in a trade in December –– underwent a procedure on Wednesday to reconstruct the ulnar collateral ligament. Considering his lengthy injury history, the pitcher endured a flurry of emotions upon battling another setback. "It's extremely frustrating," Bailey said. "I went through the 'Woe is me'...

Red Sox Prospect Will Middlebrooks Playing With 'Sense of Urgency,' Shines With Three Hits in PawSox' Win

PAWTUCKET, R.I. -- Red Sox prospect Will Middlebrooks didn't blow anyone away during his 16-game stint with the PawSox last season. But on Thursday night, the 23-year-old third baseman made sure to silent any doubters -- at least for the time being -- with his three-hit performance in Pawtucket's season opener against the Buffalo Bisons at McCoy Stadium. "He had a good...

Red Sox Stage Comeback Before Bullpen Lets it Slip Away

There was not much to celebrate for Red Sox fans on opening day through the first eight innings today.  Verlander continued right were he left off after his MVP and Cy Young season and dominated the Sox batters.  He allowed just two hits in eight innings.  Valverde came in for the ninth and blew the save and allowed the Red Sox to tie it up with two outs in the ninth on an RBI...

Report: Carl Crawford to Play in Spring Training Games Soon, Bobby Valentine Says

Carl Crawford is expected to take the field soon as he continues to recover from wrist surgery. Bobby Valentine said Crawford is working to get back to form and that appearances in extended spring training games are "imminent" for the left fielder, according to reports. "I heard he's progressing really nicely," Valentine said. "The way it seems right...

2012 Pawtucket Red Sox Season Preview

Pawsox Season Preview Opening Day was April 5, 2012 and the Pawsox defeated the Buffalo Bisons 4-2 and continued their opening day streak at 7 games won in a row. Justin Germano got the victory with 5 solid innings of work. Newcomer Ciriaco went 4-5 with 2 RBIs and a stolen base. Garret Mock received the save with 2 solid innings to shut the door on the Bisons. The Pawsox are coming...

Shaking the Demons of September

Bobby Valentine is the new man on the bench for the Boston Red Sox The Boston Red Sox have come into plenty of seasons before on the wrong end of a September or October run. In fact, for 86 years, that was always the case. Either the Boston Red Sox were not very good the season before, had some sort of second half collapse, or just were at the wrong end of some kind of heart-breaking...

Game 1: Red Sox @ Tigers

Time: 1:05 PM ET Red Sox (90-72) Jacoby Ellsbury CF Dustin Pedroia 2B Adrian Gonzalez 1B David Ortiz DH Kevin Youkilis 3B Ryan Sweeney RF Cody Ross LF Jarrod Saltalamacchia C Mike Aviles SS Pitching: LHP Jon Lester (3.47 ERA, 15-9) Tigers (95-67) Austin Jackson CF Brennan Boesch RF Miguel Cabrera 3B Prince Fielder 1B Delmon Young LF Ryan Raburn DH Jhonny Peralta SS Alex Avila C...

Destination Red Sox Nation - 4/5

Destination Red Sox Nation is our look at how the minor league teams of the Boston Red Sox fare each night. Game story and box score links as well as links to team rosters, team stats and league standings can be found by clicking on the read more button below if you're on the home page. If you would like to listen to any of the Red Sox minor league affiliates' games...

Beat Farming: Sloppy defense on the farm

Who has the time to keep up with all of the Sox minor league teams? We'll do all the work to keep you updated with the beat on the farm. Every Sox' minor league team committed at least one error on Friday night with the Salem Red Sox being the only team earning a victory. The Sea Dogs continue their struggles from last season and put up a horrific display in the...

Which Red Sox Pitcher Will Lead the Team in Wins This Season?

The Red Sox still have one of the best offenses in all of baseball. Even as their season came crashing down last year, they continued to hit. Where they ultimately fell short, however, was on the mound. As the Boston pitching fell apart, so did the team. That's not to say the Sox don't have a talented rotation, though. Far from it actually. Look no further than Opening Day...

Jenny Dell's Resume Includes Coverage of Super Bowl, X-Games and More (Photos)

Red Sox Nation, meet Jenny Dell. NESN announced on Monday that Dell will be serving as the Red Sox sideline reporter. Dell comes to NESN from ESPN where she served in several different roles, including on-air reporter. The University of Massachusetts graduate has reported from the last two Super Bowls and delivered AccuScore reports for She also has experience behind the...

Time to Just Play for the Boston Red Sox

Today is like Christmas Day for any fan of the Boston Red Sox. We woke up this morning knowing that our favorite baseball team will be ready to play their first game of the season. No more collapse, no more chicken and beer, no more excuses. The 2011 season can finally be put behind them [...]

Red Sox and Tigers Announce Starting Lineups for Opening Day

Here are the starting lineups for today’s Opening Day game between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers: Boston Red Sox CF – Jacoby Ellsbury 2B – Dustin Pedroia 1B – Adrian Gonzalez DH – David Ortiz 3B – Kevin Youkilis RF – Ryan Sweeney LF – Cody Ross C – Jarrod Saltalamacchia SS [...]

Ben Cherington to Appear on Dennis and Callahan on Thursday Morning

The Boston Red Sox have seemingly been stuck in a state of chaos since the end of last season. First, it was clubhouse concerns during the end of the 2011 season. Then came new manager Bobby Valentine. And now, flashy new closer Andrew Bailey is down for a few months with a thumb injury and Josh Beckett could be joining him. Thankfully, general manager Ben Cherington is on the case...
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