Found March 23, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Matt Albers
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
FORT MYERS, Fla. –– The grueling stretch of the 2011 season took its toll on Matt Albers. Through the first four months of the year –– and 35 appearances –– Albers was reliable and effective in the Red Sox bullpen, averaging a 1.96 ERA. His July was especially remarkable, considering he didn't surrender a single run during the month. But in August, the momentum was halted. During his next 21 appearances to end the season, the reliever would surrender 24 earned runs and six round-trippers, a disparity from his early season success. To combat that exhaustion down the stretch, Albers...

Aceves may win the fifth starter competition

Did you really think you would go a full 24 hours without hearing about the #5 spot in the rotation? One year ago, he was on the opening day roster for the Pawtucket Red Sox and had no idea what the hell his role would be with Boston. This year, he is the front-runner for the final spot in the rotation. Bogar expects six innings from Alfredo Aceves, who appears to have a leg up...

Aaron Cook Shows Polished Pick-Off Moves, Wants to Force Red Sox Into 'Hard Decision'

FORT MYERS, Fla. –– So much for a minor-league deal. After inking the low-risk contract in January, Aaron Cook is proving that he's worthy of possibly contributing at the major-league roster. The sinkerball made his latest case in Thursday's 4-4 tie against the Yankees. In his second start of spring training, Cook tossed four innings, surrendering just four hits and two...

NESN's New Red Sox Sideline Reporter Jenny Dell Joins Don Orsillo, Jerry Remy in Booth for Debut (Video)

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NESN's New Red Sox Reporter Jenny Dell to Make First Appearance During Saturday's Red Sox Coverage

NESN's new Red Sox reporter Jenny Dell will be officially introduced and welcomed to Red Sox Nation by Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy during NESN's coverage Red Sox-Philadelphia Phillies spring training game on Saturday. NESN's game coverage begins at 1:30 PM from JetBlue Park at Fenway South. You can follow Jenny Dell on Twitter at @JennyDellNESN or you can like her on Facebook...

Alfredo Aceves, Tim Bogar Believe the Pitcher's Rough Outing Was An Aberration

FORT MYERS, Fla. –– Alfredo Aceves has been a model of consistency. Through his four years in the majors, he's assembled a 24-3 record, the highest winning percentage for a player in baseball history. That reputation made his outing Saturday tougher to grasp. In arguably the most important start of the spring –– that had implications for the starting rotation –– Aceves...

Bobby's HiJenks

Perhaps you have seen this story this morning where Bobby Jenks, the injured pitcher of the Boston Red Sox, was charged with five misdemeanors including DUI and leaving the scene of an accident that involved property damage. There should be little tolerance for this kind of thing. Sure, we can all say that young men with lots of money will make mistakes. But it's not like these...

Jenks Arrested for DUI

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Red Sox Spring Training Delight - 3/23

There are a few different story lines that emerged from the 4-4 tie that Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees played at JetBlue Park last night. First, it is thought that Alfredo Aceves, Daniel Bard and Felix Doubront are the final three candidates for the final two spots in the starting rotation. Secondly, Bobby Valentine is pissed at Joe Girardi for pulling his squad off the...

Red Sox Pitcher Bobby Jenks Arrested For Driving Under the Influence

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Jarrod Saltalamacchia 'Happy' for Mentor Chipper Jones in Wake of Third Baseman's Retirement Announcement

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Grapefruit League: Red Sox SS Lineup vs. Phillies 3/24/12

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