Found May 30, 2013 on
PLAYERS: David Ortiz
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
The Red Sox’ first trip of the year to a National League park means it’s time for David Ortiz to dust off the ol’ first baseman’s mitt. But although Ortiz seldom plays the field, the slugger’s first-base skill set is more than up to par. Ortiz did not commit an error in seven games under NL rules last season, and he enters Thursday night’s game in Philadelphia with a career .990 fielding percentage. For more on Ortiz’s season debut in the field, check out the video above or visit NESN’s YouTube channel.

Do Red Sox have hidden gem in Pawtucket with Brandon Snyder?

Every year there are Major League Baseball teams that sign a bunch of veteran players to minor league deals and stick them away in Triple-A since there is no room on their current 24-man roster. This year, the Boston Red Sox signed former Baltimore Orioles and Texas Rangers utility player Brandon Snyder to a minor league deal on April 2 and since then, have gotten quality production...

EDA Rhinos celebrate Manny Ramirez’s b-day with dreadlock wigs

What better way to honor a fellow player on his birthday than to don wigs resembling his own hair style? “Thank you, Taiwan, ” former MLB slugger Manny Ramirez said while celebrating with a group of fans and his teammates, reports Focus Taiwan News Channel. The Rhinos are pulling out all the stops in a effort to retain Manny, who can decide on June 11th  if he wants to stay...

Red Sox Hero Dave Roberts Turns 41 Today

The StealVery few Red Sox players can bridge the generations with their exploits—but Dave Roberts is one of them. He was at that magical moment in time when his singular achievement could make octogenarians and millennials weep together with joy. That stolen base is a touchstone that every Red Sox fan can own forever. The iconic images will never fade. The near pick-offs. The hand...

Report: Jackie Bradley Jr. to Be Recalled by Red Sox, Take Alex Wilson’s Roster Spot

Jackie Bradley Jr. didn’t fare so well in his first taste of the big leagues. However, with the young outfielder’s meteoric rise through the Red Sox’ system, it was only a matter of time before he ended back up with the big club, and it appears that time is Wednesday. According to Comcast Sports Net’s Maureen Mullen, Bradley will be recalled from Pawtucket on Wednesday, and...

Franklin Morales Excited to Be Back on Mound, Help Red Sox in Winning Effort (Video)

Franklin Morales returned to the mound just in time for the Red Sox. With Clay Buchholz still sidelined with a collarbone issue, Boston needed a spot starter, and it just so happened that Morales was finishing up his rehab assignment and ready to return to the big club for his season debut. The result Thursday was a 9-2 victory over the Phillies, and a win for Morales in his first...

Report: Red Sox Trade Pitcher Graham Godfrey to Pirates for Cash Considerations

The Red Sox made a number of offseason transactions, but acquiring Graham Godfrey didn’t exactly grab headlines. The pitcher is reportedly on the move again. According to Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal, the Red Sox have traded Godfrey to the Pirates in exchange for cash considerations. Godfrey was acquired by the Sox from the Athletics back in December to complete an...

Red Sox Newcomers Not Awed by Boston-New York Rivalry Entering Series With Yankees (Video)

With the Yankees now nearing full strength and challenging the Red Sox for first place in the American League East, this weekend’s series in the Bronx has a lot more riding it than the first time these teams met on Opening Day. But even though the rivalry seems to be heating back up, the Red Sox players are approaching Friday night’s tilt at Yankee Stadium as “just another...

Lackey’s Contractual Quirk and Phillies Deals

John Lackey wasn’t at his best Wednesday night but he has pitched effectively for the Red Sox this season. Lackey, signed to a five-year, $82.5 million contract prior to the 2010 season, had a rocky start to his Boston tenure. After posting solid peripherals with poor run prevention marks in 2010, he posted a 6.41 ERA in 2011 before undergoing Tommy John surgery. He missed the...

Four solo home runs, including two by Dom Brown, powers the Phils to their second straight win, as they defeat the BoSox, 4-3.

Led by two home runs by an emerging Dom Brown, the Phils hits four solo home runs as they hang on to defeat the Red Sox, 4-3. The Red Sox took the lead in the top of the first as, with a man on third, and with one man out, Dustin Pedroia hits a sacrifice fly to center field, scoring Jacoby Ellsbury, who had started the game off with a triple, giving the Red Sox a 1-0 lead. The Phils...

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Game 55: Red Sox at Phillies - Split the Liberty Bell

Ben Whitehead Contributing Writer The Boston Red Sox (32-22) will try to earn a split in their four-game series with the Philadelphia Phillies (26-27) tonight, as they have lost two out of the first three. The Sox tried to make a ninth-inning comeback Wednesday, but they fell one run short, as Jonathan Papelbon got his second save in as many nights. Tonight, Franklin Morales gets...

Four Real? Red Sox vs Yankees 5-31-13

Pete Lepak RedSoxLife Staff Writer Game 56: Yankees take it, 4-1 Well, it wasn't a game of many highlights, but singles and walks gave the Yankees a 4-1 victory. In a rematch from Opening Day, C.C. Sabathia beat Jon Lester by simply pitching better, and it was simple; Lester missed his spots and C.C. didn't. Sabathia went over seven innings and struck out ten. Hopefully...

Red Sox Life Showdown: The DH Debate

Red Sox Life Contributing writers Ben Whitehead and The Guru This year marks the 40th anniversary of the designated-hitter rule. On April 6, 1973, Ron Blomberg of the New York Yankees became the first designated hitter in Major League Baseball history when he faced Boston Red Sox right-hander pitcher Luis Tiant. EL Tiante walked "Boomer" and the debate over the DH has...

Jacoby Ellsbury: Questionable stiffness

The Guru Contributing Writer Apparently breaking records is bad for the nether regions. Jacoby Ellsbury missed Friday’s 4-1 loss to the Yankees due to stiffness in his left groin. He remains questionable for Saturday. Manager John Farrell said, “[He] was stiff throughout the course of the game tonight. Questionable tomorrow. We’ll see how he comes in tomorrow.” Thursday...

Gameday: Red Sox (32-21) vs. Phillies (25-27)

Boston Red Sox (32-21) at Philadelphia Phillies (25-27) John Lackey (3-4, 2.72) vs. Kyle Kendrick (4-3, 3.29) TIME: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park TV: Comcast Sportsnet Weather: 88, sunny Media: Twitter and Facebook For those wondering why Cesar Hernandez isn’t in the lineup tonight, he won’t be arriving until gametime. Also, the Phillies basically said he wouldn’t have been in...
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