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The Red Sox continue to see wacky shifts from opposing teams game in and game out, with the Blue Jays putting a shift on righty Will Middlebrooks. While that's a pretty unusual move to shift infielders around with a righty at the plate, NESN Nation's Dan Duquette is ready to dive in to the really bizarre shfits that haven't been tried yet. He asked our Twitter followers for which crazy shifts they'd like to see next. Check out their suggestions in the video above. Join NESN Nation: In-game home page | Twitter | Facebook

Red Sox Interested in Jorge Soler

Cuban Defector Jorge Soler has become eligible for Free Agency today. Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus has listed the Red Sox amongst the teams favorited to land the Cuban outfielder. At 20 years old, Soler would not be major league ready. However, Baseball America has stated previously that, had he been eligible, he would have ranked as the 39th best prospect in baseball....

Your Morning Dump... Where Nava's getting some love

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. Daniel Nava arrived on May 10 in time for the Red Sox [team stats] to fall to 12-19. They’re 15-6 since, good for the second-best record in baseball. Coincidence? Hardly. “I’m absolutely amazed,” said...

Taking Stock: Tigers - Red Sox series

After every series, we'll take stock of how each individual and group performance affects their overall value. Offense Ryan Sweeney: Ryan started the series off strong in game 1, then fell back down to where he started. He continues to impress, it is only a little more sporadic than a month ago. Daniel Nava: He complied a bunch of 1-hitters, and the 1 hit in the second game...

Kevin Youkilis Gets Day Off as Will Middlebrooks Gets Start at Third Base in Toronto

Rumors swirled about Kevin Youkilis' future in Boston on Friday but while the unsubstantiated suggestions continue to roll in the third baseman will get a much-needed day off. Will Middlebrooks gets the start in his place at the hot corner, hitting sixth in the lineup. The hot-hitting Jarrod Saltalamacchia got a noticeable bump in the lineup as well on Friday, as Salty will hit...

Daisuke Matsuzaka Shines in Rehab Start With Pawtucket Red Sox (Video)

Daisuke Matsuzaka may still be dealing with some post elbow surgery problems, but that's not keeping the veteran from making quality starts each time out in the minors. Matsuzaka returned to the mound on Wednesday night, less than a week since having his rehab clock turned back, throwing 5 1/3 innings at Pawtucket and only allowing two hits and a run in what turned out to be...

Got Twitter?

Got a twitter? Make sure you are following all the Red Sox players and prospects! Here are the correct twitter handles for players with an account! Carl Crawford: @CarlCrawford_ Jon Lester: @JLester31 Jacoby Ellsbury: @JacobyEllsbury David Ortiz: @davidortiz Adrian Gonzalez: @adriangon28 Will Middlebrooks: @middlebrooks Cody Ross: @IAmCodyRoss Andrew Bailey: @AndrewBailey40 Ryan...

Jarrod Saltalamacchia's Performance Is Warranting An Invitation to the All-Star Game

BOSTON –– Even in losses, Jarrod Saltalamacchia continues to impress. By belting a solo shot to deep center in Thursday's 7-3 loss against the Tigers, the Red Sox catcher tallied his 10th shot of the year, signaling the second highest total on the team behind David Ortiz's 12 long balls. Saltalamacchia's home runs haven't been close calls, either. Just like in...

Video: Big Papi Talks With Kevin Millar & Chris Rose on Intentional Talk

Before taking batting practice this afternoon, Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz took a few minutes of his time to talk with Kevin Millar and Chris Rose on Intentional Talk. I will only say this. This was one of the funniest interviews I've ever seen. Enjoy! {flvremote}{/flvremote} Follow Ian on Twitter @soxanddawgs. And be sure...

Beat Farming: Doubleheader night

Who has the time to keep up with all of the Sox minor league teams? We'll do all the work to keep you updated with the beat on the farm. Notable Performances: Mauro Gomez (1B): 2-for-4, 2 2B, RBI, R Clayton Mortensen (RP): 1.1 IP, 0 H, 3 K Box Score Notable Performances...

Red Sox 7, Blue Jays 4

Felix Doubront won for the fifth time in six starts, Nick Punto homered and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-4 Saturday. Punto fell a triple shy of the cycle and drove in two runs to lead Boston to its 10th win in 14 games. Daniel Nava also had two RBIs as the Red Sox (28-25) moved a season-high three games above .500. Doubront (6-2) allowed three runs, two earned...

Sox Climb Out of the Basement With 7-4 Over Jays

Was it a hit? An error? Either way, Daniel Nava's fly ball to centerfielder Colbly Rasmus (ruled a single) resulted in a pair of runs for the Red Sox as they scored 4 times in the top of the 2nd inning en route to a 6-3 win over the Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre. The win moved the Red Sox to 3 games over .500 and out of the AL East cellar.Felix Doubront went 6.1 innings in...

How we see it goin' down: Sox - Jays series

First Pitch: Friday 7:07, Saturday 1:07, Sunday 1:07 Arms: Friday: Clay Buchholz, RHP (4-2, 7.19 ERA) vs. Henderson Alvarez, RHP (3-4, 3.56 ERA) Saturday: Felix Doubront, LHP (5-2, 3.86 ERA) vs. Kyle Drabek, RHP (4-5, 4.55 ERA) Sunday: Daniel Bard, RHP (5-5, 4.56 ERA) vs. Drew Hutchison, RHP (4-2, 4.84 ERA)                                      Yard: Rogers...

Daniel Nava Impresses in Second Red Sox Stint

The Red Sox have had injury woes this season, it is no secret. They have six outfielders currently on the disabled list; Ryan Kalish, Carl Crawford, Jason Repko, Jacoby Ellsbury, Cody Ross and Darnell McDonald. Ryan Sweeney was on the seven day concussion DL until a few days ago. The Red Sox have had to [...]

Game 2012.51: Tigers at Red Sox

23-27, 3rd place, 5.5 games behind CWS (who have won 8 in a row). Short and sweet for the Win. 1. Berry, CF 2. Boesch, RF 3. Cabrera, 3B 4. Fielder, 1B 5. Young, DH (Maybe Verlander should DH) 6. Avila, C 7. Peralta, SS 8. Kelly, LF 9. Worth, 2B  

'Baseball Big Three' of David Ortiz, Kevin Youkilis, Will Middlebrooks Leads Way to Victory (Video)

Figuring out how to get Kevin Youkilis and Will Middlebrooks in the lineup together can be a headache at times, but they showed why it's worth it on Wednesday night. David Ortiz, Youk and Middlebrooks all homered and the Red Sox rallied against the Tigers to win 6-4 and take their third straight over Detroit. NESN Nation's Dan Duquette is in a basketball mood, so he's...
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