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John Lackey took a step in his return to the Boston Red Sox from Tommy John surgery, giving up a run and four hits while facing Triple-A Durham, the Tampa Bay Rays' top farm club.
Lackey struck out five and walked two in five innings Saturday while the Red Sox's big league club was beating the Tampa Bay Rays 9-2 in Port Charlotte.
Lackey says he felt great. He hasn't pitched at least five innings since Sept. 25, 2011, against the Yankees. Lackey missed all of last season after having elbow-reconstruction surgery.
Red Sox pitching coach Juan Nieves said Lackey is throwing from 89-92 mph. Nieves said Lackey, who will likely go five innings again in his next outing, is no longer facing any limitations related to his surgery.
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In 2009, Jose Iglesias signed a contract with the Boston Red Sox when he was merely 19-years-old. He was projected to be the "next great" Boston Red Sox shortstop. Fast-forward to 2013 and Iglesias...
We knew Franklin Morales was out due to injury, but the prognosis seems to have worsened as Morales has a bulging disc according to Peter Abraham (and a bunch of other beat writers, but his tweet was the first I saw). There's no timetable on his return, and he had an epidural, according to Sean McAdam.
With Morales and Breslow both out, we know a few things. One: Andrew Miller...
You have to wonder just how much longer the Red Sox are going to put up with the antics of relief pitcher Alfredo Aceves. He wore out his welcome with the Yankees in 2010. There were the much-publicized conflicts with former manager Bobby Valentine in 2012. Earlier this spring, there was the live batting practice session that featured Aceves basically lobbing pitches, to the...
David Ortiz‘s Opening Day status is still very much up in the air, but Friday brought some good news regarding the slugger’s health status.
Ortiz, who was shut down for five-to-seven days on Sunday after an MRI revealed inflammation in both of his heels, is responding well to the rest and medication he’s getting.
“Feels better. Symptoms have decreased. So the prescribed down...
The Red Sox continue to trim their roster.
The club announced after Friday’s game that catcher Dan Butler and pitcher Alex Wilson have been optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket, which is where both players concluded their 2012 season. This news came just hours after the Red Sox announced that pitchers Rubby De La Rosa and Allen Webster were optioned to Triple-A and catcher Christian...
The below is a cross-post by Scott Levesque of RedSoxLife.com
What do you do when you’re trying to find a support group for large athletes dealing with Achilles injuries and you can’t find one? First, you need to realize there are not enough of you to warrant a support group and second you find the biggest athletes around that dealt with the same injury issue and ask them....
Here's the release from the Boston Red Sox announcing more roster moves this morning:
Following last night's game, the Red Sox optioned catcher Daniel Butler and right-handed pitcher Alex Wilson to Triple-A Pawtucket. The announcement was made by Executive Vice President/General Manager Ben Cherington.
With these moves, the Red Sox now have 46 players in big league...
What do you do when you’re trying to find a
support group for large athletes dealing with Achilles injuries and you can’t
find one? First, you need to realize there are not enough of you to warrant a
support group and second you find the biggest athletes around that dealt with
the same injury issue and ask them.
That’s exactly what Red Sox slugger David Ortiz did as he...
[caption id="attachment_58676" align="alignnone" width="620"] Jose Iglesias is showing more and more improvement at the plate. That's terrific news right now for the Red Sox.[/caption] Every team during spring training has it's fair share of bumps, bruises, positive steps and growing pains. The Red Sox are no different. Manager John Farrell and...
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) -- Alfredo Aceves hit Tampa Bay's Sean Rodriguez with a pitch and the two had a heated exchange that nearly escalated into a fight in the fifth inning of the Boston Red Sox's 9-2 victory over the Rays on Saturday.
Rodriguez hit his third home run of spring training off Aceves in the third inning after Desmond Jennings reached on a bunt single. With...
12:38 p.m.: The biggest thing to note in Friday’s lineup card for Game 1 is certainly Bryce Brentz.
Brentz is making his spring training debut after accidentally shooting himself in the leg back in January. He’ll get the start in right field, and he’ll once again roam the outfield alongside Jackie Bradley Jr., who gets the start in center.
Brentz, a first-round draft pick...
After a 3-3 tie with the Baltimore Orioles in the afternoon, the other Boston Red Sox split-squad takes on the Minnesota Twins in Mayor's Cup action on Friday night.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. and the game will be televised in the Red Sox television market on NESN. And if you live in the WEEI listening area, you can listen to the game there as well.
It seems so long ago that the Red Sox were in the 2008 ALCS, trying to defend their World Series title against their division rival, Tampa Bay. The Rays were riding a wave of emotion that year, essentially rising from the ashes of their horrible past. The heart and soul of this Rays team was rookie sensation, Evan Longoria.
That season, Longoria suffered a wrist injury very similar...
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[caption id="attachment_58527" align="aligncenter" width="300"] It is unlikely that David Ortiz will be ready for Opening Day 2013 (Photo credit - CBSSports.com)[/caption] It was July 16, 2012. The Boston Red Sox were facing the Chicago White Sox in a midsummer match-up of two American League teams. One of whom was struggling to find its identity...