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Last summer, infielder Pedro Ciriaco was regarded by a lot of Boston Red Sox fans as a must keep player for the future as he came onto the seen to hit .348 and .322 respecitvely in his first two months with the team in 2012. Fast forward almost a year later, Ciriaco is packing his bags and is headed to out west to San Diego. On Friday, the Red Sox dealt the utlity infielder to the Padres for a player to be named later or cash after being designated for assignment last week. Ciriaco has struggled with Boston this season hitting only .216 with a home run and four RBIs in 51 at bats. In addtion to struggling with the bat, he has committed seven errors in the field and didn't have much of a future going forward with the team with the solid play of Jose Iglesias over the past few weeks. With the Padres, it is expected that Ciriaco serves as utlity infielder and could thrive better with more playing time with his new team. Don't expect for the Red Sox to get much in return for h...
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Jose Iglesias isn’t just giving John Farrell options. He’s giving them to Ben Cherington, too. The trade deadline remains six weeks away, but it’s never too early to start...
Mitchell Layton/Getty ImagesAll the Red Sox have to do for the rest of the season is go into the ninth with a 3-run lead or better. With that bulge, it should be a piece of cake for Andrew Bailey to close it out. Today, given a 5-2 lead, Bailey gave up a two-run HR to Matt Wieters and was one bonehead running play away from maybe allowing the O's to tie the game. The Sox ended...
AP Photo/Winslow TownsonWell, as predicted, it did happen. Pedro Ciriaco was traded today to the San Diego Padres for a player to be named later or cash considerations. With the activation of Will Middlebrooks and the stellar performance of Jose Igleasias, Ciriaco's mediocre 2013 play could no longer justify a roster spot. San Diego's rookie phenom Jedd Gyorko has been sidelined...
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“He keeps coming up in a lot of conversation on things — are we surprised about it? Did we ever envision the contribution?” manager John Farrell said of Nava, the former independent leaguer who wasn’t...
David Ortiz is done with the Home Run Derby. And that’s quite alright.
Ortiz, a five-time participant and winner of the 2010 Home Run Derby, told WEEI.com recently that he won’t partake in this year’s competition if he’s asked by American League captain Robinson Cano. While Ortiz continues to be one of baseball’s most prolific sluggers, everyone should be encouraged by...
The last two nights have not been fun ones for fans of Boston sports and sleep.
A night after the Bruins dropped a triple-overtime thriller to the Blackhawks, the Red Sox came out on the wrong end of a 13-inning nail-biter against the Orioles. Considering Boston’s history against the O’s in extras, we might have been able to see this one coming, but that doesn’t make it any...
The Red Sox number one minor league prospect, Xander Bogaerts, has been promoted to Triple-A Pawtucket.
The 20-year-old Bogaerts hit .311 in 56 games for the Portland Sea Dogs with 12 doubles, six triples, six home runs, 35 RBI, and five stolen bases. Bogaerts had reached safely in 51 of 56 games this season.
Red Sox manager John Farrell said, ...
Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli exited last night’s
game against the Baltimore Orioles due to illness. Manager John Farrell told
Evan Drellich of Mass Live that it was a lot of general nausea that Napoli
experienced, adding that the slugger is expected back in Boston’s lineup today.
"General illness, felt a lot of nausea after the
double, heavy humidity...
Mike Napoli is apparently feeling under the weather.
Napoli, who started Thursday’s game at first base, was replaced by Mike Carp before the start of the bottom of the third inning. The Red Sox have since announced that Napoli exited because of illness.
Napoli doubled against Orioles starter Kevin Gausman in the second inning, but nothing stuck out while he ran the bases. He later...
Jon Denney, considered by many to be a first-round talent, slipped to the third round of this year’s MLB draft. That’s where the Red Sox snatched him up with the 81st overall pick, although there was concern about whether they’d be able to sign the 18-year-old catcher.
It looks like that concern can be put to rest. According to Baseball America’s Jim Callis, the Red Sox have...
Ryan Dempster gave the Red Sox everything they needed — except for a win.
Dempster, whose season has been a mixed bag thus far, allowed just two runs, and, more importantly, pitched into the eighth inning in a 2-0 loss to the Orioles on Friday. He was ultimately outpitched by Chris Tillman and three others in the losing effort, but we shouldn’t lose sight of his start’s importance...
After taking two-of-three at the Trop, the Boston Red Sox head to the home "The Wire" for a four-game set. Tonight they'll kick it off with the first game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. The game will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Orioles television market...
The Red Sox and Orioles played a 17-inning marathon last season at Fenway Park, with the O’s taking the win on an Adam Jones homer. The two teams went 13 frames Thursday night, but it was a much softer hit then allowed Baltimore to walk away victorious.
Chris Davis, who is known for his home-run power, knocked a bloop single into left field off Alex Wilson, bringing the winning...
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The Red Sox-Yankees rivalry has stood for over one hundred years at this point, and the Red Sox-Rays rivalry has been clearing benches for a little over ten years. But the Red Sox-Orioles rivalry is fairly new to the AL East.
The Baltimore Orioles were the basement dwellers of the AL East for what feels like...
5:32 p.m.: Thursday’s lineups have been posted. Take a look below.
Red Sox (41-26)
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Shane Victorino, RF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
David Ortiz, DH
Mike Napoli, 1B
Daniel Nava, LF
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
Will Middlebrooks, 3B
Stephen Drew, SS
Felix Doubront, LHP (4-3, 4.84 ERA)
Nate McLouth, LF
Manny Machado, 3B
Nick Markakis, RF
Adam Jones, CF