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BOSTON –– With the Red Sox, Darnell McDonald sported his signature dreadlocks at will. Now, as a member of the Yankees, those days are over. Due to the organization's strict guidelines on hair, New York shortstop Derek Jeter recommended McDonald shed the locks. That's one of many changes in a whirlwind week for McDonald, who was designated for assignment last Saturday by the Red Sox and claimed off waivers by the Yankees on Wednesday. "It's strange," McDonald said. "It's just good to be back playing baseball. [It's been] a tough couple days sitting at home [and] not being able to...

Your Morning Dump... Where Pedroia is on the DL

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Add Dustin Pedroia to the Red Sox' overpopulated disabled list. After sitting out Wednesday’s game in Oakland because of a jammed right thumb, Pedroia underwent tests yesterday in Boston that revealed...

Series Preview: Yankees @ Red Sox

<a href="" rel=\"attachment wp-att-9021\">No other rivalry compares to Yankees vs. Red Sox. This weekend it continues and the Bombers will...

Red Sox activate OF Sweeney, demote OF Kalish

The Boston Red Sox have activated outfielder Ryan Sweeney from the disabled list and optioned outfielder Ryan Kalish to Triple-A Pawtucket. They made the move on Saturday before the second game of a day-night doubleheader in which the New York Yankees won the opener 6-1. Sweeney started in center field after recovering from inflammation of the left big toe that sent him to the...

Justin Germano's Exploits Alleviate The Bullpen's Burden For Rest of Series Against Yankees

BOSTON -- The doubleheader forced manager Bobby Valentine to gather depth. With a four-game series against the Yankees crammed into three days -- and the reputation for length between the rivals -- the Red Sox skipper needed an extra arm to bolster the bullpen. In Game One of the doubleheader, Justin Germano alleviated concerns. Stepping in for Franklin Morales in the fourth inning...

Dustin Pedroia Headed to DL on Friday

According to a report by Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald, the Boston Red Sox will placed second baseman Dustin Pedroia on the disabled list Friday. Tests on his injured thumb revealed a new injury to his already ailing thumb, forcing the former AL MVP to the DL. The Red Sox training staff determined earlier this season that Pedroia would not likely aggravate his torn adductor muscle...

Red Sox Welcoming Yankees to Boston for Series That Could Make or Break Season for Sox

You try not to put too much stock into four games over the course of a 162-game schedule. The fact remains, however, is that at some point, you're going to play some important games. So, at the risk of sounding over-dramatic, the Red Sox are about to open a big, big series. The Sox limp home after dropping five out of seven on the West Coast, losing a handful of heartbreakers...

Papi’s 400th Only Highlight of Abysmal Trip

Adrian Gonzalez finally seems to be coming around, currently in the midst of a 15-game hitting streak.   Congratulations, David Ortiz!  You’ve done something only 48 other players in MLB history have been able to accomplish. With a solo home run in the bottom of the fourth inning yesterday, Big Papi finally reached the 400-homer plateau to join an elite list.  And if he is to...

Mark Teixeira Focuses Ire on Vicente Padilla in Night That Left Much to Be Desired for Red Sox Pitching

BOSTON -- At times, a couple of Boston's pitchers have had the Yankees' numbers. If it wasn't Josh Beckett going 4-0 against the Yankees with a 1.85 ERA in 2011, it was Vicente Padilla irritating Mark Teixeira by buzzing batters off the plate when they played for the Rangers. But on Friday night, both Teixeira and the Yankees had the last laugh. Teixeira plated the go...

Red Sox 9, Yankees 5 (Game 2)

BOSTON – Pedro Ciriaco’s three-run double in the sixth inning gave the Red Sox a two-run lead as they held on to beat the Yankees 9-5 in the nightcap to earn a split of their doubleheader at Fenway Park on Saturday. The Yankees again jumped out to a quick lead against the Red Sox as Mark Teixeira hit a three-run home run off Sox left-hander Felix Doubront in the first inning...

Red Sox Lineup vs the Yankees 7/7/12 Game 1

Nava LFCiriaco 2BOrtiz DHGonzalez 1BGomez 3BKalish CFAviles SSShoppach CLillibridge RF Morales SP

Red Sox Live Blog: Sox Look to Bounce Back From Tough Road Trip Against Yankees

8 a.m. ET: After a forgettable road trip, the Red Sox return to Fenway Park to take on their rivals, the Yankees. Making his second start since coming off the disabled list, pitcher Josh Beckett will look to continue his success against New York from 2011. Last season, Beckett went 4-0 with a 1.85 ERA against the Yankees. In his last start, Beckett showed no signs of rust, yielding...

Boston’s Bettah Show: July 6th, 2012

Alternate Link Chris and Ryan talk about their America days before diving head first into NBA Free Agency the Boston Red Sox first half and looking ahead to the second half of the baseball season. Today’s episode is worth a $40 million contract from the Celtics

Yanks hand Red Sox 5th straight loss

Andruw Jones hit two of New York's four homers, Freddy Garcia pitched 6 2/3 solid innings in muggy conditions and the Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 6-1 in the opener of a split doubleheader on Saturday.

Former Red Sox Outfielders Win Day While 'California Sweeping' Series Ends Without Fireworks (Video)

The Red Sox must be looking forward to getting back to Fenway. After a rough series against Seattle, the Sox were swept by the A's on Wednesday thanks in large part to some contributions by former Red Sox outfielders Coco Crisp and Brendon Ryan. It was a busy day for former Sox outfielders in general, with Darnell McDonald claimed by the Yankees as well. NESN Nation's Dan...
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