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Cody Ross plays the game with plenty of passion and has a swing that's tailor-made for Fenway Park. In other words, Red Sox fans could soon learn to love the gritty outfielder. Ross, who The Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo described as a "Trot Nixon type of player," started off his spring with a bang on Saturday, homering twice in Boston's 25-0 rout of Northeastern. Ross hit a solo homer and a grand slam, demonstrating that his swing could translate into success at Fenway this season. Jon Lester made the start in that game, which was the first of two games...
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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...
FORT MYERS, Fla. –– Aaron Cook sees the reminder every day. As he walks into the Red Sox clubhouse, the right-hander can't dodge the sight of the 2007 World Series banner draped over his side of the room. As a pitcher for the Rockies back then, Cook -- who was tabbed with the loss in the deciding Game 4 -- finished on the wrong side of history. Nearly five years removed from...
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Aaron Barbosa RF
Tucker Roeder C
Matt Miller LF
Jon Leroux DH
Pete Castoldi 2B
Jason Roth 1B
Ricky Salvucci 3B
Oliver Hart SS
Connor Lyons CF
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Jose Iglesias SS
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
Jarrod Saltalamacchia C
Darnell McDonald DH
Ryan Sweeney RF
Cody Ross LF
Will Middlebrooks 3B
Pitching: Jon Lester...
Theo Epstein has a tall task ahead of him in reestablishing the Cubs’ image as a respectable baseball team, and apparently that starts with emphasis on a good night’s sleep.
Saying that the “organization will no longer tolerate players who enjoy the nightlife at the expense of getting a good night’s sleep,” Epstein seems committed to making whatever changes necessary to...
FORT MYERS, Fla. –– Another setback has slowed Carl Crawford's bid for a starting spot on Opening Day. After a few swings on Tuesday, the Red Sox outfielder sensed pain in his left wrist –– the same one that was surgically repaired in early January. He aggravated it more during bunting drills on Wednesday and will be shut down for a few days. "You're always concerned...
You've got to hand it to the Sox this time. They handled Tim Wakefield and Jason Varitek with delicacy. They clearly never wanted to sign them, but they had the decency to offer them minor league deals. (Some players would be insulted by that -- but it seems, from all reactions, that it was a gesture that was appreciated.)But now, there's another staple of Red Sox Nation...
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...
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...
When it was announced that Bobby Valentine would be the new manager of the Red Sox, I wrote how this would “spice up” the rivalry with the Yankees. Although we saw some of that in action this week with the comments Valentine made about Derek Jeter (’01 flip) and Alex Rodriguez (Varitek brawl), don’t be fooled into thinking this will ever return to the cold war days of 2003...
Jason Varitek's retirement has opened up a job as the backup catcher in Boston. Give young Ryan Lavarnway every chance to get the gig.
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...
There are two games today; the second is televised.Pitching: Felix Doubront, Junichi Tazawa, Doug Mathis, Chorye Spoone.Nick Punto will play second. Pedroia will start the first game, whivh is not being covered.
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...