Found May 10, 2013 on
PLAYERS: Tim Wakefield
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
Heading into Friday night, the Red Sox, Orioles and Yankees sat tied for first place in the American League East — though New York technically held an edge by percentage point. Boston’s recent struggles, coupled with the O’s season-long consistency and the Yankees’ surprising success despite a glut of injuries, have created some intense competition in one of baseball’s most balanced divisions. Tampa Bay and Toronto have underperformed thus far, but both certainly have the talent necessary to pull a midseason turnaround. An all-star panel of Tom Caron, Tim Wakefield, Peter Abraham and Nick Cafardo sat down to discuss the state of the AL East prior to Friday night’s Red Sox-Blue Jays matchup at Fenway Park. Check out what they had to say in the video above.

Report: Third baseman Middlebrooks playing with separated rib

  BOSTON—The maxim “No pain, no gain” is certainly applicable in sports. For Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks, he is indeed playing with pain. According to a report from WEEI’s Full Count blog, he has been playing with a separated rib. This means that his rib bone has been torn from the cartilage that connects it to the sternum.  This causes Middlebrooks to have...

Red Sox pitcher Hanrahan to undergo season-ending surgery

    BOSTON—In  what has been a very rough season for Red Sox pitcher Joel Hanrahan, he received more bad news on Friday. According to WEEI, the following tweet signaled season-ending surgery for the reliever. Definately not the way I wanted my time here with the Red Sox to go, hopefully ill get a chance to show #RSN the real pitcher I am someday. Tony Lee of indicates...

Red Sox call up reliever Jose De La Torre from Pawtucket

  After seven long years pitching in the minor leagues and going through Tommy John Surgery in 2008, Jose De La Torre will finally get his chance to pitch in the majors. On Thursday, the Boston Red Sox optioned pitcher Allen Webster, who struggled against the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday allowing eight runs in less than two innings, to make room for De La Torre. Since being acquired...

Red Sox closer Joel Hanrahan may miss rest of season

  Boston Red Sox closer Joel Hanrahan, who pitched to just four batters on Monday, was placed on the 60 day disabled list on Thursday.  His visit with Dr. James Andrews revealed damage to the flexor muscle tendon of his right forearm. As reported by Jason Mastrodonato of, "Hanrahan, who was on his way back from Alabama as of Friday afternoon, will discuss...

Joel Hanrahan’s Injury Makes Bolstering Bullpen Red Sox’ Biggest Need (Video)

With news coming down on Saturday morning that Joel Hanrahan will need season-ending surgery, the Red Sox’ biggest need has finally emerged. Boston needs to bolster its bullpen. How the team chooses to do so remains to be seen. They could either try to pull someone up from the minors like Rubby De La Rosa, or address the need via trade. To hear how WEEI’s Rob Bradford and Mike...

Red Sox RHP Joel Hanrahan to undergo season-ending surgery

When the Boston Red Sox placed closer Joel Hanrahan on the 60-day disabled list before the results of his visit with Dr. James Andrews were announce it was evident bad news was on the horizon. There was speculation that the right-hander would miss the remainder of the 2013 campaign, and this was confirmed today. Brian MacPherson of The Providence Journal reports that Hanrahan...

Destination Red Sox Nation - 5/11

Destination Red Sox Nation is our look at how the minor league teams of the Boston Red Sox fare each night. Game story and box score links as well as links to team rosters, team stats and league standings can be found by clicking on the read more button below if you're on the home page. If you would like to listen to any of the Red Sox minor league affiliates' games...

Video: Ryan Dempster's Motivation

Here is a commercial from the Boston Red Sox about starting pitcher Ryan Dempster's motivation each time he takes the mound. Your browser does not support iframes. Follow Ian on Twitter @soxanddawgs. And be sure to like us on Facebook as well.

John Lackey’s Costly Miscue Continues Trend of Overall Progress Being Overshadowed

John Lackey really can’t catch a break. Lackey pitched very well in Thursday’s loss to the Twins, yet it’s one play that ultimately doomed his outing and overshadowed everything else that went right. What makes the whole situation stink even more for Lackey is that it isn’t the first time this season he’s had an unfortunate sequence bury him. The Red Sox jumped out to a...

Saturday Red Sox Delight - 5/11

After winning last night 5-0, the Boston Red Sox look to keep it going this afternoon the middle game of a three-game set with the Toronto Blue Jays at historic Fenway Park. First pitch is scheduled for 1:35 p.m. If you live in the Red Sox television market you can catch the game on NESN. If you live in the Blue Jays television market, you can catch the game on Rogers SportsNet...

Blue Jays-Red Sox Preview

Once owners of the best record in the majors, the slumping Boston Red Sox now find themselves out of the top spot in the AL East for the first time this season. The Red Sox hope to get back on track and avoid their seventh loss in eight games Friday night when they open a three-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park. Boston (21-14) has one win since a major league...

Blue Jays 3, Red Sox 2

Adam Lind hit a tiebreaking homer off Boston closer Junichi Tazawa leading off the ninth inning to lift the Toronto Blue Jays to a 3-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday. It was just the fifth win in 16 games for the struggling Blue Jays, who blew a 2-0 lead in the eighth. Toronto's Mark Buehrle had outdueled Clay Buchholz and had the Blue Jays in position to send him...

Red Sox-Blue Jays Live: Jon Lester Tasked With Getting Sox Back on Track Against Jays

5:10 p.m.: Joel Hanrahan visited Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion on his throwing arm on Friday. The right-hander is dealing with an injury to his flexor muscle tendon, and he’ll be out at least two months after being transferred to the 60-day disabled list on Thursday. There is a possibility that Hanrahan’s season is over, but manager John Farrell said that no decision...

Afternoon Red Sox Delight - 5/9

After getting spanked last night, the Boston Red Sox look to salvage a split of their four-game series tonight with the Minnesota Twins at historic Fenway Park. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. If you live in the Red Sox television market you can catch the game on NESN. If you live in the Twins television market, you can catch the game on Fox Sports North. And if you can...

Breaking: Hanrahan to have season-ending surgery

AP Photo/Chris O'Meara Sam Galanis Contributing Writer The Red Sox are officially short a closer for good this season. Joel Hanrahan has made the decision to have season-ending surgery to repair a damaged flexor tendon in his throwing arm. The surgery, which will take place next week, has a rehabilitation period of six to nine months. Acclaimed orthopedic surgeon Dr. James...
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