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SARASOTA, Fla. — Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz has left the team for a few days to return to the Dominican Republic for a personal matter.
Before Wednesday night’s game against the Baltimore Orioles, Boston manager John Farrell said that Ortiz, who has yet to play this spring training, should be back by Friday.
Farrell declined to say what Ortiz’s personal matter was.
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Check out this pretty sweet video of the sounds of Boston Red Sox players at spring training.
Dustin Pedroia, Ryan Lavarnway, Will Middlebrooks, Jonny Gomes and Jackie Bradley, Jr. are mic'd up during the video.
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Will Middlebrooks‘ injury dominated the headlines following Wednesday’s game against the Orioles, but he wasn’t the only member of the Red Sox who came away from the spring training contest a little banged up.
Jonny Gomes banged into the outfield fence and cut his knee, which required three stitches, according to manager John Farrell. The minor injury presumably occurred when...
(Video courtesy of Mike Petraglia)
Red Sox manager John Farrell had a lot to discuss with the media today including Felix Doubront, David Ortiz, Mike Napoli, Alfredo Aceves and more. See what the Red Sox skipper had to say about these topics as the team was preparing for a game against the Orioles.
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Jackie Bradley Jr. is one of the best prospects in baseball, but by most accounts, he’s not quite ready to hang around in the big leagues. After a quick start to spring training, however, the young outfielder may be making things interesting in Red Sox camp.
Boston manager John Farrell was asked about Bradley Jr.’s chances of making the big league roster for Opening Day, and...
Mike Napoli continues to be pain free, so it looks like the training wheels are about to come off.
Napoli, who did some more baserunning drills on Wednesday, is on track to make his spring training debut on Friday when the Red Sox host the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Napoli, who was diagnosed with a hip condition during the offseason, has been brought along slowly by the Red Sox’ coaching...
Tonight the Boston Red Sox will host a split-squad from the Pittsburgh Pirates at JetBlue Park at Fenway South. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.
The game will be televised in the Red Sox television market on NESN. You can also listen to the game on WEEI in the New England area. If you have the MLB At-Bat app, you can listen to the game on there or if you got an RSN Membership...
Mike Lowell grew up in Miami, helped the Marlins win a World Series and knows all too well about the franchise's tradition of humble payrolls and modest crowds.
Back in uniform this week as a special instructor, Lowell says the team can win again and win back fans, but it will take time. And he sympathizes with South Floridians angry the Marlins this season will be near baseball...
The Spring season is only a week old, and already, one prospect is heating up in the manager's eyes. Today, Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell alluded to saying that Jackie Bradley Jr could make the 25 man MLB roster. While we at RedSoxLife.com feel that Bradley, the Red Sox number two prospect in the organization, is talented, we also know that he is being blocked by starting...
(Video courtesy of RimRattler.com)
Who knew David Ortiz would pair up with Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher to play the intense and powerful game known as badminton. Watch as these two iconic sports stars take on the formidable team of Yang and Lau.
SPOILER ALERT: The same power it took to lodge a shuttlecock into the leg of Ortiz's opponent is the same kind of power...