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On Friday Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli underwent an MRI
on his ailing hip to see if the vascular necrosis (AVN) had worsened since the original
diagnosis. All of Red Sox Nation, the organization and Napoli himself awaited
the results - hoping for the best but preparing for the worst.
It was confirmed this weekend that Napoli’s hip was stable
and the AVN hasn’t worsened. This came as encouraging news for the
aforementioned parties because now Napoli is cleared to begin position drills
at first base while increasing his work load during spring training.
The Sox will keep a close eye on their newly signed first
baseman in order to keep his condition under control. They might limit Napoli
during spring training just as a precaution moving forward. The Red Sox plan to
use Napoli at first, but also as a power hitter in the starting lineup. Although
they haven’t officially decided where Napoli will be placed within the batting
order I’m willing to bet it’s somewhere between thr...
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If you look closely to the Red Sox pitching staff you could find one hidden gem, without much fanfare.
26 year old Junichi Tazawa is now three years removed from Tommy John surgery, and maybe he is the ace the Sox have been searching for.
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Steven Wright has bounced around the minors for years. Now, as Wright embarks on another spring training, he’s turning to someone who carved out a very successful big league career for some advice.
Wright, who was acquired by the Red Sox last July, will soon meet Tim Wakefield. The two presumably will discuss the art of the knuckleball, which Wright began throwing as his primary...
Will Middlebrooks is going into his first full year with the Red Sox, taking over as the everyday third baseman and putting together the pieces that he hopes will make him a staple in the Boston lineup for years to come. When it comes to who he’s styling his game after, he points to a player who will be situated very close to him in the lineup: David Ortiz. But it’s not necessarily...
The first round of the Beautyrest Baggo Classic is nearing its conclusion, and Andrew Bailey may have provided us with the highlight of the competition.
The reliever knocked in a pair of bean bags with a single toss on Monday, making up for his one-point effort in the first round and vaulting him into a tie with Mike Napoli for third place. The second man to go, David Ortiz, may...
Pitcher Terry Doyle grew up as a baseball phenom in Salem, New Hampshire. The town once rallied around the young star, who they also affectionately knew of because he worked at his father's local convenience store. His local fame was at its prime as he was selected to the All-State team as a junior, then proceeded to go 10-0 as a senior. He then took his talents to Chestnut...
Is Dustin Pedroia finally on Twitter? That’s the scuttlebutt on Tuesday morning.
According to a tweet by Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks, the Laser Show is in fact finally on board with the social media network — but not without some controversy.
Alright people. Pedroia has a twitter. @15Lasershow . Idk if the world is ready for this..... But I am.— Will Middlebrooks...
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Let’s get this out in the open right away. If you’re new to the site, you probably don’t know that I predicted that Jacoby Ellsbury would be the Fantasy Baseball MVP in 2012. Make fun of me if you will, but know that I wasn’t afraid to eat those words.
Actually, go ahead and mock me if you want. Sure, he had a fantastic year in 2011, but he...
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Like the Boston Red Sox, Shane Victorino is looking to rebound.
The Flyin’ Hawaiian was dealt from Philadelphia to the Los Angeles Dodgers last summer and wound up hitting .255 — 20 points below his career average — with 11 homers and 39 RBIs.
“There was a lot on my plate,” he said. “There were things you can’t control. And I try to control those...
On Monday night, Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz stopped by the CSN New England 'The Baseball Show" to talk about many different things in the two videos below.
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The Red Sox’ offseason may have lacked that one big, defining move, but all in all it was a very successful winter in Boston.
There wasn’t a Zack Greinke or Josh Hamilton coming the way of the Sox, but the team did make itself significantly better than 2012. In lieu of high-priced shocker, the Red Sox made a litany of cost-effective moves which shored up key positions that were...
When the announcement of Pedro Martinez as a special assistant to the General Manager of the Boston Red Sox occurred my faith in both the management and team was restored. Now that he is being assigned to work with individual players my lost faith in the pitching rotation is being restored. Felix Doubront came to spring training with a sore arm and overweight. Doubront is a crucial...
The Boston Red Sox held their annual 2013 photo day on Sunday and while I haven't finished compiling the whole team's pictures just yet, here's a behind the scenes look.
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Hi, my name is Jeff Schubert; I am a lifelong New York Yankee fan, Boston Red Sox hater. (I feel like some sort of support group should over enthusiastically respond, HI JEFF!). Maybe it’s because I’m over 30… Okay over 35, but the rivalry just doesn’t seem to have the bite it used to. And we all should have seen it coming.
Firstly, kudos to the national sports media...
Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington took all of 38
seconds to discuss Jacoby Ellsbury and the possibility that the injury-prone
center fielder could be a distraction to the team this season. Cherington gave a
canned and somewhat boring answer when asked about his prized leadoff hitter,
but that’s not to say Cherington isn't thinking long term. With Ellsbury under