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Jon Lester didn't know the Boston Red Sox without Josh Beckett. In a span of just a couple of days in late August, though, the two were separated when Beckett was dealt to the Dodgers. So maybe it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that Lester feels the need to defend Beckett after the pitcher was shipped to Los Angeles as part of a blockbuster trade last month. "Josh was a very important part of this team for a very long team," Lester told "He's affected a lot of young players in positive ways more than people think....

MLB investigating Red Sox leaks

MLB has come out and said they will investigate the seemingly high number of leaks regarding the waiver wire deals the Red Sox made throughout the month of August. 

Dee Gordon activated from disabled list, not returning to starting lineup yet

The Dodgers have activated Dee Gordon from the disabled list and recalled him back to the Dodgers roster, but not as a starter. To make room for Gordon on the roster, the Dodgers moved Adam Kennedy to the 60-day disabled list, removing him from the 40-man roster. Dee Gordon, who has been shelved with a thumb injury for about 8 weeks returns to action, but with Hanley Ramirez cemented...

Jarrod Saltalamacchia Bounces Back From Back Spasms, Plans to Battle Through Inflammation and Stiffness

BOSTON -- Jarrod Saltalamacchia rejoined the Red Sox lineup Wednesday night. After experiencing back spasms on Sept. 7, the catcher missed the last three games to recover. Although the injury caught Saltalamacchia off guard, he insisted there were no major concerns. "They didn't see it regressing at all if I go out there and play," Saltalamacchia said. "I just...

Junichi Tazawa Has Evolved Into Reliable Reliever After Long Road From Tommy John Surgery

BOSTON -- Junichi Tazawa just wanted his health back. After missing the 2010 season and the majority of 2011 -- as a result of Tommy John surgery -- Tazawa entered spring training this season hoping to last a full year without any setbacks. He's received his wish and much more. Despite a few trips between Boston and Pawtucket, Tazawa has developed into a key piece of the Red...

Making Moves: Paco Is First 2012 Draftee To Debut + Castellanos, Wall, Abreu Called Up

Paco Rodriguez, the lefty reliever out of University Of Florida and the Dodgers‘ second round pick in 2012, was recalled to replace the injured Chad Billingsley, who found himself on the 60-day DL with his elbow injury that may require offseason surgery. Rodriguez becomes the first 2012 draftee to debut in The Show. —– Bobby... Read More »

Daisuke Matsuzaka, Felix Doubront to Stay in the Red Sox Rotation Despite Recent Struggles

BOSTON –– Daisuke Matsuzaka lives to see another start in the Red Sox rotation. After the pitcher surrendered five runs through 1 1/3 innings against the Blue Jays, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said he was contemplating replacing Matsuzaka with Alfredo Aceves in the starting staff. That won't be the case. Before Tuesday's series-opener against the Yankees, Valentine...

Dodgers reinstate Gordon; recall Fife and Herrera

LOS ANGELES The Los Angeles Dodgers today reinstated shortstop Dee Gordon from the 60-day disabled list and recalled right-handed pitcher Stephen Fife and infielderoutfielder Elian Herrera from Triple-A Albuquerque. To make room for Gordon on the 40-man roster, the club placed infielder Adam Kennedy on the 60-day disabled list with a strained right groin. Gordon tore the UCL in...

David Ortiz on improving the Red Sox, starting with himself

WEEI's Rob Bradford talked with David Ortiz, who is still rehabbing his Achilles tendon. Guess what? Papi wants a multi-year contract. But more than that, he offered some advice on how to fix the ongoing problems at Fenway Park: "I would go and try and get another three David Ortiz's." "We need more bad [bleepity bleepers]." "Go out and get...

David Ortiz Hopes Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection Helps Heal Injured Achilles

Each year, sports medicine becomes more innovative. Over the past decade, the platelet-rich plasma injection has evolved into one of the foremost options for injured players. For the Red Sox, two players –– David Ortiz and ex-outfielder Carl Crawford –– relied on the treatment this season. Nearly two weeks ago, Ortiz received the shot to alleviate pain in his injured Achilles...

Dodgers' Kemp hopes to be back Tuesday

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp missed his second straight game on Sunday because of a frayed shoulder labrum, but he's hoping he can return to action on Tuesday. "He played catch, but didn't hit today," trainer Sue Falsone said Sunday, according to "Mostly just rest, and we'll let the off-day work for us." Kemp, who received...

Wednesday Red Sox Travesty - 9/12

After walking off with a win last night, the Boston Red Sox look to make it two in-a-row in the middle game of a three-game set with the New York Yankees at historic Fenway Park. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Yankees television market, you can catch the game on YES.  And if you...

Red Sox News & Notes - 9/11

Color me shocked that Boston Red Sox skipper Bobby Valentine wasn't fired yesterday. It was the perfect time to do it. There's no way he's going to be back next season so with the Red Sox off yesterday before the New York Yankees come to town, it was a good time to do it. But nope, it DID NOT happen. It makes you wonder what kind of dirt that Valentine has on the...

A GIF Representation Of My Thoughts On A-Gon’s Backwards K, With Help From Trauma Dog

Yesterday, with the Dodgers down by one run and the tying run on second in the top of the ninth, Adrian Gonzalez struck out … because of course. It unfortunately reminded me of Carlos Beltran‘s infamous at-bat against Adam Wainwright in the NLCS, though obviously nowhere near as dramatic. With the help of who I... Read More »

Yankee Bus Fail

Shortly after losing to the Red Sox via a walk-off single, the Yankees experienced another failure.  Their team bus crashed into a gate while leaving Fenway Park.  The crash resulted in a broken window. Walking by right when the Yankees bus is leaving Fenway Park- Bus driver hits the gate and shatters awindow… — Jesse Waites (@JesseWaites) September 12, 2012

Even the Yankees bus driver sucks in September

After losing yet another September game to the Red Sox, the Yankees team bus was pulling out of Fenway's parking lot when the driver of the bus crashed into a gate and broke a window. Ouch. Why... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~
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