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The troublesome Achilles injury that knocked David Ortiz out of the Red Sox’ lineup last season and cut down his attempt at a return is still bothering the slugger.
Ortiz said Friday that he is still not working out normally, according to Peter Abraham of The Boston Globe.
“At this point, not yet,” Ortiz said. “Very soon.”
Ortiz was optimistic that he would be ready in February, when position players return, but was still noncommittal.
“I hope so. Hopefully,” he said.
While Abraham reports that Ortiz’s offseason regimen isn’t necessary off-track — he usually starts hitting again in January — the injury has taken longer to heal than anyone would like. Ortiz was originally hoping to jump back into the lineup last summer after a trip to the 15-day disabled list. After a short return, though, he re-aggravated the injury. He spent the rest of the season recovering and trying various treatments.
Ortiz, who was about the only hitter who was consistently on track for Boston last year, recen...
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David Ortiz loves giving back to the community.
While Big Papi is best known for his moon shots that sail into the Fenway Park stands, Ortiz is also a prominent humanitarian. For the fifth time, he organized the David Ortiz Celebrity Golf Classic held on Saturday in his native Dominican Republic.
In the previous four editions of the tournament, Ortiz has raised $750,000 for the David...
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According to WEEI’s Rob Bradford, former Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez is set to rejoin the organization in an official working capacity at some point in the near future. While speaking at the David Ortiz Celebrity Golf Classic in Punta Cana, Martinez stated that “it’s just a matter of time” before he returns to Boston in a role similar to the one recently given to his former...
The dismantling of the Texas Rangers bullpen continues. Koji Uehara has signed with the Boston Red Sox, meaning the Rangers will have lost or will likely lose, Joe Nathan, Mike Adams, and Uehara at minimum. That's a big blow to any bullpen, but the signing is favorable for the Red Sox.
Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston says Uehara and the Red Sox have agreed to a one-year...
The Red Sox received Graham Godfrey from Oakland today, completing their trade of Sandy Rosario a few weeks ago.
Here's an unofficial phone transcript of the call when John Henry called Bud Selig to inform him of the deal (I'm really good at hacking into corporate telco systems):
JH: Commissioner, we've agreed to acquire Graham Godfrey as the PTNBL from Oakland.
The Red Sox’ offense is starting to take form after the additions of Mike Napoli and Shane Victorino. Now Boston will try and bolster the front end of their pitching rotation.
The Red Sox’ lack of pitching was at the epicenter of their 90-loss 2012 campaign and it will be key in bringing about a successful 2013 season. While Boston will not get Zack Greinke, since he signed...
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The Red Sox are at least looking for starting pitching. The question now is whether they’ll be able to scoop up free agents for the rotation as quickly as they have for the outfield.
At least one pitcher Boston has reached out to, Ryan Dempster, appears to be out of the running. Gordon Edes of ESPN reports that Dempster has turned down a two-year, $25 million offer from the Red...
The Boston Red Sox have obtained right-hander Graham Godfrey from the Oakland Athletics, completing a trade for right-hander Sandy Rosario.
Godfrey was 9-2 with a 3.29 ERA and one save last season with Triple-A Sacramento. He started the year with Oakland and appeared in five games, going 0-4 with a 6.43 ERA. Godfrey, 28, has made eight starts in his 10 major league appearances...
The Red Sox invited the stars of the club’s 2004 championship team back to Fenway Park this fall during the ballpark’s 100th anniversary celebrations. Most of the former players were happy to return and share the good times.
But some, like former Sox hero Johnny Damon, were apparently trying to spin their involvement into a second go-around with the team.
Damon, who is still...
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I’m pretty realistic about the Red Sox chances next season. There’s no reason to believe that they are going to make any kind of World Series run or anything of that nature, but with all the money they freed up with the blockbuster trade that sent Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and the immortal Nick Punto to the Dodgers, I thought the team would be able to be a relatively big...