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ESPN Boston-Here is the Red Sox lineup and expected pitchers for tonight's Grapefruit League game against the Twins at Hammonds Stadium in Fort Myers. The game begins at 7 p.m. and will be aired on NESN:1. Jose Iglesias, SS2. Ryan Sweeney, RF3. Kevin Youkilis, 3B4. David Ortiz, 1B5. Darnell McDonald, DH6. Josh Kroeger, LF7. Kelly Shoppach,8. Nick Punto, 2B9. Jason Repko, CFSP -- Clay Buchholz, RHPAlso scheduled to pitch: RHP Vicente Padilla, RHP Will Inman, LHP Jesse Carlson, RHPBrandon DuckworthClay Buchholz will be taking the mound tonight against major league competition for the first time since the doctors told him he had to get a backeotomy. Everything seems to be fine structurally for Clay which at a point last year the Red Sox were not sure they were going to be able to say. There's no reason he won't continue on the path of progression he was on before the injury. Remember his 2010? 17-7 with a 2.33 and for you Sabr heads - a WHIP of 1.23 and don't forget an ...
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Michael Silverman of the Herald has the bad news that Carl Crawford's previously hasty recovery is indeed taking a setback:
A medical examination today revealed inflammation in the left wrist of Carl Crawford, which increases the likelihood that he will not be ready for Opening Day.
Crawford will be shut down from hitting and throwing for the next five to seven days in order...
Alex Hassan is a 23 year old outfielder who spent all last year playing for the Portland Sea Dogs. Hassan is a Massachusetts native who grew up in Milton. He was drafted by the Red Sox in the 20th round of the 2009 draft. Hassan has done nothing but impress since being drafted by the Sox. He is known for his excellent plate discipline and ability to grind out at bats. He received an...
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A.B. So I’m headed to Ft. Myers on Friday for Red Sox Spring Training with my pops. It’s kind of a new tradition, in the second year. More than anything it’s a time for father-son to get away from all the B.S. and do what father & sons have been doing for 100+ years; drink beer and watch baseball.
And being the incredible son I am (and never missing...
This is from Ian Browne at MLB.comFORT MYERS, Fla. -- For years, Spring Training has represented a fresh start for lanky lefty Andrew Miller. It is a time when he could go back to the drawing board and try to get back to being the dominant pitcher that made him a first-round pick in the 2006 First-Year Player Draft.If the 26-year-old Miller wants to take one of those spots by the...
FORT MYERS, Fla. –– The competition for the fifth spot in the Red Sox rotation has been reduced. Carlos Silva, who was originally scheduled to pitch Wednesday against the Blue Jays, is battling shoulder inflammation, Bobby Valentine revealed Tuesday. It shortens the rotation competition to Felix Doubront, Vicente Padilla, Aaron Cook, Andrew Miller and Alfredo Aceves. "Silva...
Well, it looks like another Major League Baseball team is out to limit alcohol and its effects on performance. As newly crowned Chicago Cubs president, Theo Epstein wants his players to get a good night's rest before each game. After all of the news that came out regarding the Red Sox clubhouse this offseason, it seems only fitting that Epstein would impose some sort of regulation...
Last week, new Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine tried to force himself into the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry by throwing jabs at Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez. And while all the banter is meaningless and for the birds, the Yankees just won any sort of pre-season back and forth with Valentine. During spring training in Fort Myers, Florida, the Red Sox Foundation hold an annual ...
Eight more men are coming forward with sexual abuse allegations against former Red Sox clubhouse manager Donald J. Fitzpatrick, myFOXboston.com reported Monday.
Fitzpatrick was already accused of molesting at least nine boys when he was the Sox clubhouse manager between 1971 and 1991. He died at the age of 76 in 2005 while serving a 10-year prison sentence
In December 2011, another...
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Josh Beckett pitched two scoreless innings and Lars Anderson hit a grand slam, leading manager Bobby Valentine and the Boston Red Sox to an 8-3 victory over a Minnesota Twins split squad in their spring training opener Sunday.
Beckett gave up one hit with two strikeouts for Boston, which beat Northeastern 25-0 and Boston College 6-3 Saturday in exhibition...
Red Sox Live Blog: David Ortiz, Dan Butler Go Deep As Sox Dominate Twins 10-2Yay Papi! Yay Dan Butler! Wait, who?This guy. He's on pace to catch Ruth. (I suppose all the rookies are, at this point.) But seriously, it's nice to see a rookie make an impression so soon.
By: Ian Browne/ MLB.comFORT MYERS, Fla. -- Making his first Grapefruit League start as he transitions to the starting rotation, Red Sox right-hander Daniel Bard fired two shutout innings on Tuesday afternoon at JetBlue Park.While Bard took a no-decision, the Sox defeated the Orioles, 5-4, to improve to 3-0."I felt good," said Bard. "It's a little different being...
8 a.m. ET: The Red Sox got a head start in the pursuit of the Mayor's Cup -- that is if Minnesota manager Ron Gardenhire plans to give it up. Both teams will go at it again on Monday. This time, the game will take place at Hammonds Stadium, the Twins' facility in Fort Myers. On Sunday, Red Sox first base prospect Lars Anderson was the unlikely hero to blow the game open against...
By Michael Green
The subject of today’s player profile is 5th starter/Alfredo Aceves-esque swingman Felix Doubont. A young lefty with gobs of potential, is this the year that Doubront finally puts it all together at the big league level? Read on to see what we think!
How much of this will we see in 2012?
The Backstory: Signed as a 16 year old projectable lefty...