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Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford, who's rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, can't wait to play for his new team and forget about his old one. The former Boston Red
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Although unable to perform in the Grapefruit League with a sore right Achilles tendon, Boston remains optimistic that juicehead designated hitter David Ortiz will be ready for Opening Day on April 1 when the Red Sox visit Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. The 37-year-old Ortiz, who made his Major League Baseball debut with the Minnesota Twins in September 1997 and inked a free agent contract...
David Ortiz has appeared on these "pages" more than just about any other player. For four straight years there was the ongoing debate about whether the Red Sox should extend him or not. At the beginning of that run, the answer was always no because of his size and his age. And sure enough, and with wisdom, the Red Sox kept bringing him back with only one year contracts...
Entering the offseason, the Boston Red Sox were expecting
veteran designated hitter David Ortiz to be healthy for Opening Day. However,
his recovery has gone slower than expected, leaving the Red Sox considering
potential alternatives, according to Rob Bradford of WEEI.com.
Red Sox manager John Farrell told reporters that the concerns
over Ortiz’s health – specifically...
How do you go from rising star to under-the-radar
veteran without a single dramatic drop-off to explain the fallout? In my
opinion it’s unprecedented and arguably worse than a 'crash and burn' scenario.
However, I could be asking the wrong question: Instead of “how” maybe I
should be asking “who?”
"who" is exactly where the problem lies and the...
The Red Sox hoped David Ortiz would wake up today and pass his medical staff's running exam. While he did some light jogging, Ortiz mentioned that he still felt some pain associated with his lower leg. How did he feel?
I don’t think I can play like that.If it gets better and it doesn’t bother me that much, yes, I’ll probably be able to deal with it.
The next logical question...
If there’s one thing we’ve learned this spring training, it’s that David Ortiz‘s injury status can change at the drop of a hat.
Ortiz, who has had some good days and some bad days in his battle back from an Achilles injury, has experienced some discomfort. The Red Sox thus decided to send him for an MRI on both of his heels on Saturday.
“That’s where he’s been feeling...
The No. 1 rule of spring training is to not get too high or too low on individual performances, as the games bear little resemblance to regular season action. That being said, as the Red Sox put up a goose egg on Friday, it was hard not to envision what life could be like without David Ortiz in the lineup.
The Red Sox are still optimistic that Ortiz will be ready for Opening Day...
Boston starter Jon Lester pitched four innings of two-hit ball Wednesday as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Red Sox 9-3.
Lester allowed one run and three walks while striking out three. He is projected to start on opening day for Boston.
Pirates starter Jeff Locke also gave up one run in four innings. He walked two and struck out three.
Andrew McCutchen drove in two runs for Pittsburgh...
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The best-case scenario is that Ortiz’s injured Achilles’ stops
hurting, he sprints without a care in the world, and the Red Sox ride
his All-Star production deep into the heart of the pennant race.
Well look who’s come crawling back as he begins his public relations
cleanup campaign, Bobby Valentine. Apparently Bobby realized that all the
negative publicity headed his way was, in fact, due to his own stupidity. Perhaps I’ve
been a little harsh on the former Red Sox manager but it’s about time he
realizes all those verbal tirades against his former team were doing more...
Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout turned last year’s American League MVP voting into a two-horse race, but former Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine thinks someone else was in the discussion before an injury derailed his season.
Valentine spoke glowingly of David Ortiz in an interview on Boston’s NBC Sports Radio on Thursday, making it clear that he thinks Ortiz is as good as they come...
Even the most physically fit of us are vulnerable to the worst of health. That’s why the list of cancer survivor athletes keep growing.
It’s a grim reality- cancer is all around us. It seems like everyone has someone close to him or her who’s been stricken with this illness. However, on the plus side, we also know that cancer survivors walk among us; many from the proverbial...
11:40 p.m.: The Red Sox’ lineup card is in, and it’ll be Brock Holt leading things off.
Holt and Pedro Ciriaco are battling for a spot on the roster as a utility player, and we’ll have an opportunity to see both of them in action on Wednesday. Holt is hitting .278 (5-for-18) with three runs in eight spring training games thus far, while Ciriaco is batting .313 (5-for-16) with...