Found April 15, 2012 on RedSoxLife:
Young <span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US">Félix, and so did the other two pitchers the Rays have sent against the Sox.Three straight wins -- if it happens -- would be a trend.In other news, Mike Aviles got praise for his leadoff work. Cosign!And Carl Crawford may see some minor league playing time this week.

Carl Crawford's Eventual Return Extremely Important in Wake of Jacoby Ellsbury's Injury (Video)

Carl Crawford's tenure in Boston has been frustrating to say the least. After a dismal 2011 campaign, the speedy left fielder has been unable to get onto the field this season, as he continues to battle injury problems. Crawford suffered another setback recently, dealing with a sore elbow in addition to his lingering wrist issue. And although he admits it's a bit annoying...

Red Sox OF Crawford's recovery on schedule

Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford is expected to play in extended training games this week, part of his rehabilitation of a surgically repaired left wrist.Crawford is hoping to join the team in May, with the shoulder injury to center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury making his return even more urgent. Crawford had no issues during batting practice Friday and Saturday.“I’m going...

Red Sox OF Crawford has minor elbow strain

Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford has a minor strain in his left elbow, according to team doctors.Crawford, who is currently on the disabled list while he rehabs from wrist surgery in January, said he suffered the recent elbow strain while throwing in spring training.Crawford was originally scheduled to play in a few extended spring training games this week, but will now be...

Red Sox LF Crawford close to spring training games

Boston Red Sox left fielder Carl Crawford could start playing in extended spring training games next week. Crawford has been recovering from offseason wrist surgery. He also had a minor strain in his left elbow that is not considered serious. Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said Crawford will initially serve as a designated hitter in spring training games. Crawford had a rocky...

Cody Ross Shifts to Center Field, Mike Aviles to Bat Leadoff As Red Sox Host Rays

BOSTON –– Mike Aviles is the Red Sox' new leadoff hitter –– at least for one day. During spring training, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine admitted that he was attempting to warm up to that idea. Now, he's testing it out in the regular season. With Jacoby Ellsbury shelved with a subluxed shoulder, Valentine tapped Aviles to start it off. And the shortstop is prepared...

Mike Aviles Proves Capable Of Hitting Leadoff For Sox During Jacoby Ellsbury's Absence

BOSTON –– There was a time when Mike Aviles was easily swayed. As a shortstop for Kansas City in 2008, Aviles was tapped to hit leadoff for the Royals. With those duties, he would over-think the situation and constantly sputtered to 0-2 counts. Based on Aviles’ 3-for-5 performance –– in the leadoff spot for Jacoby Ellsbury –– to propel the 13-5 victory, those days are...

Carl Crawford Anxious To 'Help As Much As Possible' In Wake Of Jacoby Ellsbury's Injury

BOSTON –– The injury to Jacoby Ellsbury has heightened the urgency for Carl Crawford to return. But after rushing his rehab –– and suffering a setback –– to in spring training, the outfielder can't accelerate the process. While he intends to follow the training staff's protocol, he's anxious to help absorb the blow of Ellsbury's injury. "I definitely...

Red Sox beat Rays 13-5 with 5 RBIs by Ortiz

The way Mike Aviles hit as Jacoby Ellsbury's replacement in the lineup, the Red Sox didn't have to worry about the leadoff spot. The rest of the batting order made up for his absence, too. David Ortiz drove in five runs and hit one of Boston's five home runs as the Red Sox pounded the Tampa Bay Rays for the second straight day, 13-5 on Saturday, a day after Ellsbury...

Mike Aviles Could Be Perfect Fit for Red Sox' Leadoff Spot While Jacoby Ellsbury Is Sidelined (Video)

Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine suddenly faces quite the predicament now that Jacoby Ellsbury will be sidelined. Valentine has to decide who to use in the leadoff spot -- the spot in the order typically designated for the speedy Ellsbury. Mike Aviles got the nod in that spot on Saturday, but Valentine could elect to switch things up based on matchups. As NESN's Peter Gammons...

Fantasy Baseball Daily Picks: Ian Kennedy, Dan Haren, Mike Aviles, Michael Bourn, and more

Had some time to get the daily picks done tonight while watching that **** show the White Sox put on in the 9th and 10th innings against Baltimore. Yuck. If you’re up for some daily action, here are the tournaments I’m participating in today: $2 Entry Tourney – $100 prize pool Freeroll Tourney with $50 prize pool You can also browse all of Daily Joust’s tournaments and...

Sox searching for outfield help

From BOSTON -- The Red Sox are looking outside the organization for outfield help, baseball sources confirmed to on Sunday. One source cautioned, however, that teams often do not want to unload players this time of year.Jacoby Ellsbury's partially dislocated right shoulder -- an injury the Red Sox still do not know the extent of -- and Carl Crawford's...

Loooooooong Ball

The Sox slugged five homers to wallop the Jays 13-5.Four of the shots -- Ortiz, Mike Aviles, Saltalamacchia, and Cody Ross -- were the first of the season for each player. Dustin Pedroia had the other one.Clay Buchholz allowed all five runs, but settled in and pitched decently to keep it close.Alfredo Aceves put the Jays down in order in the ninth, for his second save.

Injury update: Wilson, Schumaker, Crawford and Blackburn

Here's a running list of injury updates around the Major Leagues: – Giants closer Brian Wilson will require Tommy John surgery and will miss the reminder of the 2012 season according to Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle. He adds that Wilson looks at this surgery as “an opportunity to get a better arm and throw harder.” – Skip Schumaker could be back with the...

Daily Notes Ellsbury's Injury Helps Crawford's Value

Although Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said that the term surgery has not been tossed around, Jacoby Ellsbury was placed on the DL yesterday and it could be a while before we see him again. Dr. Christopher Geary, head of Tufts Medical School in Boston, said that Ellsbury should miss anywhere from six to eight weeks - minimum. That timeframe would have him back in the Red Sox lineup...
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