Found February 20, 2013 on
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Boston Red Sox
Tampa Bay Rays
SIGNED/RESIGNED: David Ortiz (DH), David Ross (C), Jonny Gomes (OF), Shane Victorino (OF), Koji Uehara (RHP), Ryan Dempster (RHP), Stephen Drew (SS), Jarrod Saltalamacchia (C), Craig Breslow (LHP), Mike Napoli (1B/C)
TRADED FOR: Joel Hanrahan (RHP)
Cody Ross (OF), James Loney (1B), Mark Melancon (RHP)
Projected Divisional Standing
Fifth in AL East
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One of the unsung deals of this off season was when the Boston Red Sox signed Koji Uehara to a one year deal for $4.25 million. He was rated as the 35th top free agent on MLB Trade Rumors before the off season really got under way. But still, the signing went under the radar. And that is only fitting because Uehara's entire career has been under the radar.
Koji Uehara came...
Boston Red Sox second basemen Dustin Pedroia made quite the Twitter debut on Monday night. Under the ingenius handle @15Lasershow, the former American League MVP tweeted out the above photo in tribute of Ric "The Nature Boy" Flair as his first official tweet.Flair, a WWE Hall of Famer and wrestling icon, visited the Red Sox clubhouse before a game in 2011 to give Pedroia...
As part of Pedro Martinez's Boston media tour since rejoining the Red Sox as a special assistant, he was interviewed this morning by Dennis and Callahan. He had lots to say, and I encourage you to check out the recap they put up on WEEI.com.
One of the most interesting parts of the interview was when Martinez discussed his signing with the Mets after 2004. The Red Sox had...
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...
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...
The Boston Red Sox spent yesterday's off day picking up Seattle left handed hitter 1B/OF Mike Carp. Carp had been designated for assignment by the Mariners, but the Red Sox picked him up for a player to be named later. What does this mean in Boston? Well, first of all, first base is a log jam. Mike Napoli, Daniel Nava, Lyle Overbay and Carp all plan on trying out for first base...
The Boston Red Sox released their starting rotation for this week's Spring Training games, and really, there is nothing special or telling about it. The first couple of weeks, pitchers are randomly selected to pitch about 35 or so pitches and get their work in. Relievers start games, and starters sometimes close games. Many times, they are not even trying to get the batters out...
Gordon Edes posted a round-up of quotes from pitching coach Juan Nieves about the five expected starters in the Red Sox rotation. It is...effusive. For example, check out just some of his thoughts on Red Sox whipping boy John Lackey:
"Ohhh, he's awesome. He's in great shape. What I've seen right now, I know John [Farrell] spoke to him, was able to see him [this...
It was time for the seasoned veterans to show off their bean-bag prowess on Tuesday, as Ryan Dempster and David Ross went head-to-head in the final first-round matchup of the Beautyrest Baggo Classic.
Dempster made sure to stretch out before taking his turn, but limbering up did not help his game. The right-hander managed just five points over the two rounds, putting him far outside...
To rephrase a famous Bob Marley line, "we be slacking" here on the Boston Red Sox news.
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But since the digital media person hasn't gotten back to me yet about the autoplay issue, I haven'...
Broke from his failed video game company, former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling is auctioning off his famous bloody sock to the highest bidder.
The auction, being held by Texas-based Heritage Auctions, says that online bidding opened at $25,000 and was up to $32,500 by Monday.
‘‘I wouldn’t be surprised to see it go for much more than that,’’ Ivy said, via Boston...
Many may not remember, but this season is not David Ross‘ first rodeo with the Red Sox.
The veteran catcher spent about a month with the team back in 2008, when the team reached the American League Championship Series before falling to Tampa Bay in seven games. Ross told NESN’s Tom Caron and Peter Gammons that he was able to learn valuable lessons from Jason Varitek during his...
The Boston Red Sox have traded for Seattle Mariners first baseman/outfielder Mike Carp earlier today according to the team. They acquired the recently DFA’d Mariners player for a player to be named later or cash. Sources say it is not expected to be a significant prospect going to Seattle.
Carp, who is out of options, is required to stay on the 40 man roster after being shipped...
Ryan Dempster is a funny guy. Anyone who has seen his famous impression of former Cubs broadcaster Harry Caray can attest to that.
The 17-year veteran shared some laughs with NESN’s Tom Caron and Peter Gammons on Tuesday when he joined Red Sox Live From Fort Myers to discuss his expectations entering his first spring training with the Sox. Dempster also touched on his experience...
Earlier on Wednesday evening, Boston Red Sox great and special assistant to Ben Cherington, Pedro Martinez, stopped by the CSN New England "The Baseball Show" set to do a 1-on-1 interview with Sean McAdam.
After he was done, he stayed around to answer five rapid fire questions from the CSN New England crew.
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