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FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Newly crowned starting shortstop Mike Aviles will be in the leadoff spot for the Red Sox against the Rays on Tuesday afternoon in Fort Myers. Aviles has been successful at the plate this spring, hitting .333 aided by seven doubles. He and the rest of a Boston lineup that features a good amount of regulars will get a look at Fernando Rodney, who was tabbed the starter over James Shields, who was originally slated to get the ball. Josh Beckett will go for the Sox. Here are the lineups. Red Sox Mike Aviles, SS Jacoby Ellsbury,...

Mike Aviles Honored To Be Starting Shortstop, But Believes Red Sox 'Will Need' Jose Iglesias

FORT MYERS, Fla. –– Mike Aviles isn't planning to revel in winning the shortstop battle. Sure, the 31-year-old is excited to man the position full-time for the first time since 2008. In fact, he’s eager about it. But Aviles also understands that Jose Iglesias is knocking on the door of a major-league promotion. Before the Red Sox routed the Rays 8-0 on Tuesday, Aviles pulled...

Bryce Brentz Learning from David Ortiz, Hopes to Show Off Power in Fenway Park Soon Enough (Video)

=When Bryce Brentz was selected 36th overall by the Red Sox back in 2010, the power-hitting outfielder just wanted to make it to the big leagues. Almost two year's later, Brentz is breaking camp with the Red Sox in Fort Myers and taking advice from some of the Boston regulars, including "Big Papi" David Ortiz. Brentz, who combined to hit .306 and total 30 home runs...

Red Sox RHP Carpenter will have bone spur surgery

Red Sox reliever Chris Carpenter, who was obtained from the Chicago Cubs as partial compensation for general manager Theo Epstein, says he will have elbow surgery. Carpenter said on Twitter on Wednesday that Dr. James Andrews will remove a bone spur from his elbow. The Red Sox did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment. Carpenter Tweeted: ''Stayin positive...

Red Sox pitcher Chris Carpenter Tweets That He Will Undergo Surgery

FORT MYERS, Fla. –– Chris Carpenter, who came to the Red Sox in February as compensation for Theo Epstein, won't be making a regular-season –– or minor league ––debut anytime soon. The pitcher tweeted Wednesday that he would be undergoing surgery on Thursday to remove a bone spur in his elbow. Esteemed Dr. James Andrews will be performing the procedure on the right...

Bobby Valentine Has Been Imparting Japanese Baseball Philosophies to the Red Sox Since Day One

FORT MYERS, Fla. –– All three of them undertook the risk. One by one, Alex Ochoa, Justin Germano and Scott Atchison each sacrificed the comforts of the United States for the unknown in Japan. For some, it was a chance to extend their playing careers in the Nippon Baseball League. For others, it was an opportunity to earn a simple paycheck, one they couldn't cash while playing...

Red Sox Got Damaged Goods For Theo

So after the long wait to figure out the compensation for Theo Epstein the Red Sox got relief pitcher Chris Carpenter from the Cubs.  Well, it turns out Carpenter is now going to need surgery to remove a bone spur from his elbow.  Carpenter pitched a grand total of 1.2 innings for the Red Sox since coming over from Chicago.  He gave up 4 earned runs and walked five batters in...

Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner Discusses Outlook, Expectations for 2012 Season (Video)

The Red Sox provoked a lot of discussion and questions throughout the offseason. But with Bobby Valentine at the helm and some new players on board spring training has seemed to turn the page on an otherwise frustrating 2011 season. Red Sox chairman Tom Werner joined the Dennis & Callahan show on Tuesday morning to discuss the current state of the team and his expectations for...

Daniel Bard Remains Strong Candidate for Rotation as Jose Iglesias Assignment Settles Red Sox Lineup (Podcast)

Red Sox season is certainly never lacking in excitement. With the team deciding to send shortstop Jose Iglesias to Triple-A and install Mike Aviles as the likely starter, one question mark for the team cleared up. But with Daniel Bard's status as either starter or reliever still undetermined, drama remains on and off the field. There's plenty going on as Red Sox spring training...

Red Sox Picture Day Outtakes

One of my favorite things is when the Red Sox Picture Day Outtakes come out.  It's always quite laugh worthy!  I especially laughed at Youk clammering on and on about how there is no one Pedey wrote his new children's book which is out.  Check it out:

Video: Jon Lester Talks With Pedro Gomez

After dominating the Philadelphia Phillies with 10 strikeouts over seven innings in a 6-0 win, Boston Red Sox 2012 Opening Day starter Jon Lester took a few moments to talk with ESPN's Pedro Gomez. {flvremote}{/flvremote} Follow Ian on Twitter @soxanddawgs. And be sure to like us on Facebook as well.

Iglesias Sent Down

Jose Iglesias has been optioned to Pawtucket.  The Red Sox wanted to give Iglesias more time in the minors to improve his offense.  The move means Mike Aviles will be the opening day shortstop.

Your Morning Dump...where we have one pitcher not to worry about

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Lester carved up the Phillies over seven shutout innings, allowing just three baserunners, as the Red Sox won, 6-0. He gave up just two hits with a hit batter, no walks, and 10 strikeouts. Lester threw 88 pitches...

Red Sox Shut Down Phillies, 6-0

Although it’s Spring Training, this lack of offense is getting scary. I don’t know if there is something in the water down in Clearwater, but the Phillies just are not hitting the ball very well lately.They put up another donut against the Boston Red Sox on Monday afternoon, being shut down by Jon Lester, 6-0. The Phillies managed just three hits on the day; one from Freddy...
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