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Clay Buchholz made a rehab start on Sunday at Pawtucket to, as Bobby Valentine put it, "get his cleats back on the rubber." Things went well for the right-hander and because of it, he's scheduled to return to the Boston rotation when the club resumes play. The Sox have announced their starting pitching for their first series after the All-Star break at Tampa Bay, and unsurprisingly, Buchholz is slated to return on Saturday night for the second game of the three-game set with the Rays. It was assumed that Buchholz would make his return from a bout with esophagitis at...

Clay Buchholz Learns Firsthand How Other Factors Can Sideline Major League Pitchers

Clay Buchholz assumed it was just a stomach virus. Two weeks ago, the Red Sox pitcher laid down in the team clubhouse, attempting to fight through pain in his stomach. He soon realized it wasn't a typical ailment. "[I] woke up a couple times in the middle of the night to use the restroom. Right when I stood up, got really light-headed and thought I was going to pass out...

Red Sox count on getting healthy in second half

As the Boston Red Sox wrapped up the season's first half Sunday night at Fenway Park, injured Dustin Pedroia and nicked-up rookie Will Middlebrooks once again were on the bench. Jacoby Ellsbury hasn't played since April 13, and neither Carl Crawford nor closer Andrew Bailey has played a game all season, heading a disabled list that has featured 20 players. Soon, the Red...

Destination Red Sox Nation - 7/9

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...

Vote: Which All-Red Sox Team Would You Rather Have?

The teams are set, now it's up to you to determine whose All-Red Sox Team you'd rather have. Red Sox Spanish radio broadcaster Uri Berenguer and WEEI's Mike Mutnansky have picked their All-Red Sox teams choosing from the best living players in team history. Take a look at the lineups below, and vote on which team you'd rather have below. Team Uri Carlton Fisk, C Mo...

Red Sox' Issues Still Start With Starting Pitching and Other Thoughts From Baseball's First Half

It's time for the All-Star break in the baseball season, and that means different things to a lot of people. For some players, it's a chance to head to Kansas City with the honor (or burden) of playing in the Midsummer Classic. For the rest of the league, it's a chance to rest and recharge the batteries. For fans, it's a boring few days. There's a lot to look...

Vicente Padilla's Comments About Mark Teixeira Could Be Spark Red Sox Need to Fire Up Playoff Run (Video)

The war of the words is on between the Red Sox and the Yankees -- will it finally spill over into the field? In the wake of Vicente Padilla's shots fired in the direction of Mark Teixeira, the rivalry between Boston and New York could be about to explode after simmering quietly beneath the surface for quite some time now. NESN Nation's Dan Duquette is hoping that the Red...

Ellsbury strong, Buchholz uneven in rehab start for Pawtucket

  Nick will cover it in Beat Farming tomorrow, but I wanted to mention a bit about Ellsbury and Buchholz's performances in Pawtucket today since I happened to go to the game. First of all, it was ideal baseball weather, and my spontaneous decision to attend couldn't have worked out better. In addition to Ellsbury and Buchholz, I got to see Daniel Bard, Junichi Tazawa,...

Game 86: Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees

Time: 8:05 PM ET TV/Radio: ESPN / WEEI Red Sox (43-42) Nava LF Ciriaco 2B Ortiz DH Gonzalez 1B Ross RF Saltalamacchia C Sweeney CF Gomez 3B Aviles SS Pitching: LHP Jon Lester (5-5, 4.33) Yankees (51-33) Jeter SS Granderson CF Teixeira 1B Rodriguez 3B Cano DH Swisher RF Jones LF Nix 3B Stewart C Pitching: RHP Ivan Nova (9-3, 4.05)

Red Sox News & Notes - 7/9

.500, two games below .500 at home (22-24) but two games above .500 on the road (21-19). If you thought this is where the Boston Red Sox would be at the 2012 All-Star break, you would be a genius. As fans of the team, we hold them to a higher standard and for the most part, we know they do to. But sometimes it just doesn't show. The Red Sox had a good opportunity this weekend...

A Look at the Red Sox First Half

we are in the 2012 Major League Baseball All-Star break, I figured it would be a good time to take a look at Boston Red Sox and their performance by the numbers in through the first 86 games of the season. As we now the team sits at .500 a mere 43-43 at the break with a sub .500 home record of 22-24 at Fenway Park, while on the road they are 21-19. So what are the teams issues...

As If We Needed Any More Proof

Well that was fun. I’m sad it had to end so soon. Watching your team get the **** kicked out of them repeatedly by their biggest rival at home in a huge series on national television to end the season’s first half is about as rewarding as it gets. The Red Sox never run out of ways to impress me. If the huge gap (now 9.5 games) between the two teams in the American League East...
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