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FORT MYERS, Fla. –– Jacoby Ellsbury is back to his leadoff spot. With half the team playing Baltimore in a split-squad game in Sarasota, manager Bobby Valentine will be juggling regulars with youngsters on Saturday. Here are the lineups. Red Sox Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Dustin Pedroia, 2B David Ortiz, DH Cody Ross, LF Kelly Shoppach, C Nick Punto, 3B Mike Aviles, SS Lars Anderson, 1B Alex Hassan, RF Josh Beckett, P Orioles Xavier Avery, CF Matt Antonelli, 2B Wilson Betemit, 3B Chris Davis, 1B Ronny Paulino, C Ryan Flaherty, LF Scott Beerer, RF Cory Aldridge, DH Manny Machado, SS Armando...

Adam Jones thinks Kevin Youkilis’ injury was big reason for September collapse

The Red Sox’s spectacular September collapse last season just isn’t going to go away, and this time it’s Orioles outfielder Adam Jones giving his two cents. Jones, whose Orioles capped the Sox’s downfall with a walk-off win on the last day of the season, thinks that Kevin Youkilis‘ absence for the final 13 games of the season was something Boston wasn’t able to...

Sox May Be Shopping Aviles

Mike Aviles could be headed to Philly, Nick Cafardo reports.Mike Aviles, SS, Red Sox - Yes, he is currently Boston’s starting shortstop, but the Phillies are one team that would be interested, as they continue to search for an experienced backup infielder who could protect them in case Chase Utley gets off to a slow start with his right knee tendinitis. If the Red Sox committed...

Red Sox Band – Lansdowne and the Streets

I’m going a bit off topic here, but you guys should check out the band “Lansdowne and the Streets”. They’re a Red Sox themed band that pretty much only sings about the Red Sox. In September of last year Peter Abraham called their song “Breathin’ Uneasy” as the official song of the collapse. They’ve released a few more songs since them and I recommend you check out...

Hot Stove Report: Carl Crawford

The Red Sox made the biggest splash in the hot-stove season with the acquisitions of Adrian Gonzales and Carl Crawford.  Gonzales gives the team a much needed left handed power bat mixed with perhaps the best fielding first baseman in the league, while Crawford will strengthen an already speedy outfield that may now be the best defensive group in the American League.  While Yankee...

Will Middlebrooks, Che-Hsuan Lin Optioned to Triple-A, Headline First Round of Cuts From Red Sox Camp

FORT MYERS, Fla. –– The first round of cuts from Red Sox camp is underway. The team announced Friday that it had optioned outfielder Che-Hsuan Lin and third baseman Will Middlebrooks to Triple-A Pawtucket, while sending lefty Drake Britton and second basemen Oscar Tejeda to Double-A Portland. In addition to those moves, the Red Sox reassigned outfielder Juan Carlos Linares and...

Red Sox Break Out the Green for St. Patrick's Day (Photo)

For one day during spring training every year, it's easy being green for the Red Sox. The Red Sox rocked their green uniforms Saturday in recognition of St. Patrick's Day, and NESN's Jenny Dell was there when the boxes were opened and the green hats were unveiled. Check out a photo of the kelly green lids by clicking the link in the tweet below from @JennyDellNESN. #RedSox...

Red Sox Wear Green Jerseys to Show Off St. Patrick's Day Spirit (Photos)

The Boston Red Sox were in the holiday spirit when they took the field against the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday. The Sox were wearing their green uniforms during their split squad games in honor of St. Patrick's Day. The green uniforms helped the Sox, as they won one of their games, 7-4, while tying the other, 3-3. Perhaps if the Sox struggle during the course of the regular...

Red Sox 3, Orioles 3(10)

Wei-Yin Chen became the first Baltimore pitcher to throw five innings this spring and the Orioles tied Boston 3-all in 10 innings Saturday in a game of split squads. Chen also displayed a nifty pickoff move that nabbed two runners. Making his third spring start, Chen blanked Boston until the fifth when Ryan Lavarnway and Pedro Ciriaco singled and Nate Spears hit a three-run homer...

This Afternoon; Wada and Hammel

This afternoon, the Baltimore Orioles and Atlanta Braves played to a 2-2, 10-inning tie in Buena Vista, FL. The positive news on the afternoon involved Tsuyoshi Wada, who made his first appearance of Spring Training, and gave up one run in two innings of work. He also struck out three batters. Wada does not throw particularly hard; however, his location was spot on when he pitched...

Yankees vs. Red Sox: Second Base Prospects

Comparing what the Yankees and Red Sox have at each position in the minor leagues, we take a look at the crop of second base prospects in each system. Which system is deeper? Which prospects have the most power? The highest ceilings? Take a look at this comparison between the two rival AL East farm systems.

Orioles Minor League Notes- 3/17

The Orioles Double-A team dropped a 3-2 contest to Tampa.

Spring Training: Orioles 6, Yankees 3

O's are 5-7 so far in Spring Training; a 68 win full season pace (not that it matters). Endy Chavez is batting .409/.458/.591, which hopefully won't encourage Buck to make him the team's lead-off hitter (which he was for this game). Nick Johnson is at .348/.464/.478; Mark Rernolds, JJ Hardy, and Matt Antonelli have each walked more times than they've struck out (though...

Quote of the Day

“So far, so good.” -Alfredo Aceves on his quest to become a member of the starting rotation.
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