Found February 27, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Mike Aviles
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
FORT MYERS, Fla. –– Red Sox shortstop Mike Aviles was the victim of identity theft -- on Twitter. Shortly after Saturday's practice, the Twitter handle @MikeAviles3 released a tweet to report news of a new change. "It's been a great journey down here in #Beantown my agent just confirmed I'm heading to Tampa to play with the Rays," @MikeAviles3 tweeted. "Miss you #Soxnation." But there was one problem. That wasn't the shortstop's account and at that time, Aviles didn't even own a handle on the social networking site. It made for a surprise when he received the news. "I was...

Ortiz: "It was a good ride being Tek's teammate"

  While I'm not happy that Jason Varitek is retiring, I can acknowledge that it's for the best.  For all parties involved.  Still, though, it's going to be weird not seeing him suit up every afternoon. Luckily we still get to keep him as part of the organization.  Last season's perceived lack of leadership aside, this is still a man who is greatly respected...

Player Profile #17: Dustin Pedroia | 2B | BOS

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Francona skeptical of Red Sox's ban on alcohol

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Crawford laments lost season, eyes rebound

When the 2011 season finally ended, Carl Crawford was emotionally drained and physically spent. "I can't even describe how bad last year was," he said. "Going through failure for the first time, it was hard to deal with."

AP source: Red Sox C Varitek to retire Thursday

A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that Boston Red Sox catcher and captain Jason Varitek has decided to retire.

Jason Varitek ‘Tek Facts’

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Francona calls beer ban 'a PR move'

HBT: Former Red Sox manager Terry Francona is not all that impressed with Bobby Valentine's ban on beer in the clubhouse this season.

JetBlue Park Has Fenway Feel, As New Stadium Features Same Seating Geometry, Field Dimensions (Video)

JetBlue Park is already drawing rave reviews from those who've been down to the Red Sox' new spring training facility. And when the team kicks off its first preseason game, fans will really be in store for a cool experience. The new ballpark boasts many state-of-the-art features, but it also contains a Fenway feel, as the seating geometry and field dimensions replicate the...

Owning up after fall of ’11

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And the Starting Catcher Job Goes to ...

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Small fire at Fenway Park causes $100K in damage

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Valentine showed in high school days he has what it takes to turn around Sox

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