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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. With the regular season opener against Detroit on Thursday, Cherington and the team will be pulling it together quickly in order to answer any lingering questions. Cherington will be appearing...

Sources: Beckett, Bailey to see specialist

The Boston Red Sox continue to say that right-hander Josh Beckett will be fine. But the pitcher on Tuesday will join teammate Andrew Bailey in Cleveland to see Dr. Robert Graham, a hand specialist at the Cleveland Clinic, according to major-league sources. The team wants Beckett to visit Graham for "peace of mind" and still expects him to pitch the second game of the season...

Valentine to appear weekly on NY radio

Boston Red Sox skipper Bobby Valentine will be making a weekly appearance on Michael Kay's show on New York radio's airwaves.

Andrew Bailey Frustrated By 'Freak Injury', Optimistic He Will Return Sometime This Season

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...

Beckett ot See Hand Surgeon Today

Dr. Thomas Graham is going to be busy in Cleveland today examining two Red Sox pitchers.  Yesterday we learned that closer Andrew Bailey would be visiting Dr. Graham, a hand surgeon, to get a second opinion on his thumb.  Now we are learning that Josh Beckett will also travel to Cleveland today to get a second opinion as well after visiting a doctor in San Antonio yesterday. ...

Josh Beckett Is Not Concerned About Thumb, Ready to Pitch on Saturday

Josh Beckett gave the Red Sox pitching staff an even bigger scare on Monday, revealing that he was seeking a second opinion on a thumb injury. After reportedly losing closer Andrew Bailey for a few months due to his own thumb issue, Beckett eased some concerns on Tuesday indicating that his hand was fine afterall. According to WBZ-TV's Dan Roche, when asked if there was any concern...

Red Sox April Schedule Adds Insult to Injuries

Thumb injuries to Red Sox pitchers Josh Beckett and the apparently 2-ply, tissue paper made, Andrew Bailey have the rotation and bullpen in a state of flux. An ominous beginning to a 2012 season for a team who desperately needs to get over last season’s September collapse could do without. Prior to the 2011 season the Red Sox were highly touted and many predicted 100 plus wins...

Andrew Bailey Expected to Be Out for 'A While', Daniel Bard Expected to Continue With Starting Role

WASHINGTON, D.C. –– The prognosis for Andrew Bailey's thumb doesn't look promising. A day after undergoing an examination in Boston, the Red Sox closer flew to Cleveland for a second opinion. Although Bobby Valentine is still waiting on the results, the Red Sox manager said he expects Bailey to be sidelined for "a while." Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington...

Bobby Valentine To Do Weekly Spot On NY Radio

Posted by the New York Daily News sports media columnist: #bbpBox_187524163630678016 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_187524163630678016 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; }Bobby Valentine signs with ESPN-1050 for weekly segment with M Kay. RedSox mgr vs Yankees TV voice. Starts today. Should be interesting.about 1 hour ago via Twitter for iPhoneReplyRetweetFavorite...

Red Sox's Bailey to have thumb surgery

Boston Red Sox closer Andrew Bailey will have surgery on his right thumb that could sideline him for a significant portion of the season.

Alfredo Aceves Named Red Sox Closer in Andrew Bailey's Absence

Bobby Valentine has named Alfredo Aceves the team's closer while Andrew Bailey rehabs from thumb surgery. The manager made the announcement on Wednesday, just one day before the team opens up the 2012 season in Detroit against the Tigers. Aceves went 10-2 in 55 appearances last year (four starts) and posted a 2.61 ERA. He has four career saves (two in 2011) in 114 career games.

Boston Red Sox 2012: Put CSI on Call

DATELINE: HUMOR! Experts that felt the Boston Red Sox were one of the all-time great teams during preseason last year have abandoned ship. This season experts are looking askance at the Boston Red Sox. Perhaps it has something to do with playing in a park that was dedicated the day the Titanic sailed into oblivion exactly 100 years ago. Experts may have also been put off by the...

2012 season preview: The rotation

The Ted's Army crew has created a series of collectors items to write home about. To preview the 2012 Red Sox season, we have created player cards that you can collect and trade with your friends over a nice tall glass of iced tea. Sit back and enjoy part 1 of 4 of our season preview, the starting rotation. The entire crew is on the same page with Lester. He will be the...

Sox Drop Opener, Bobby V Still the Story

The Red Sox dropped their opener, 3-2 to the Detroit Tigers, despite coming back from a 2-0 deficit in the ninth inning. Manager Bobby Valentine is still the story, as his moves – on and off the field – are already being debated. New man in charge: Breaking down Bobby Valentine’s first game as Red Sox manager – Alex Speier does an entire story on the manager’s debut. Eckersley...

Red Sox All Thumbs

  DATELINE: HUMOR! With the usual crack your knuckles staff of medical and training people, the Red Sox have ended the Grapefruit League play with a pie a la mode. Yes, the Sox pitchers have stuck in a thumb and pulled out an epidemic of thumb injuries. Not since Siskel and Ebert have we seen quite so many thumbs down. Saviors of the staff, Josh Beckett and reliever Andrew Bailey...

Can't get enough Sox talk? Tune in to a Season Preview podcast tonight!

Opening Day is nearly upon us!  Despite all the chaos that is happening in the bullpen, this is still something to get excited about! So in honor of Opening Day, I am teaming up with Boston Sports Then & Now's Andy Deossa to break down everything for the upcoming season. Tune in at 8 PM to hear Andy & I dissect the bullpen situation, the media's love affair with...
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