Found July 12, 2012 on RedSoxLife:
Your tanned, rested (and ready?) 43-43 Red Sox take on the following teams starting tomorrow:Tampa Bay (45-41) for three games in Tampa.Chicago (47-38) for four games in Fenway.Toronto (43-43) for three in Fenway.Texas (52-34) for three in Texas.The Yankees (52-33) for three in New York.That's a pretty brutal stretch to open the second half.On the up side, Pedro Ciriaco will see some playing time, Will Middlebrooks is expected to return, and maybe even Ellsbury?On the down side, apparently some things are just unfathomable. Carl Crawford is a mystery, even to Jerry Remy. Jon Lester might be unhappy, or he might not.We might be happier in the second half. Or we might not.

Carl Crawford to Restart Rehab Time With Pawtucket Red Sox on Thursday

Carl Crawford is back on the rehab train. The Red Sox outfielder, who has been battling a variety of injuries, tweaked his groin while running the bases with the Portland Sea Dogs on July 5. After a week of recovery, he'll be back on the diamond on Thursday with the Pawtucket Red Sox when they take on the Buffalo Bisons at 7:05 p.m. at McCoy Stadium. The game will be shown on...

Red Sox Should Consider Batting Jacoby Ellsbury in Middle of Order, Carl Crawford Leadoff as Outfielders Return

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Carl Crawford Eager to Return to Red Sox After Impressive Performance in Minors (Video)

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Red Sox activate Ellsbury; designate Germano

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Red Sox prospect Westmoreland has surgery

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Destination Red Sox Nation - 7/14

Destination Red Sox Nation is our look at how the minor league teams of the Boston Red Sox fare each night. Game story and box score links as well as links to team rosters, team stats and league standings can be found by clicking on the read more button below if you're on the home page. If you would like to listen to any of the Red Sox minor league affiliates' games,...

Carl Crawford Risks Giving Naysayers Further Ammunition By Forcing Return From Elbow Injury

PAWTUCKET, R.I. –– This is tricky territory for Carl Crawford. On one hand, during Thursday's rehab assignment with the PawSox, the outfielder said he wasn't concerned about all the animosity. This time around, he planned to ignore the lingering criticism surrounding his seven-year, $142 million contract. "I feel like the expectations are always high," Crawford...

Officer focus of probe in BoSox slur

A Massachusetts police officer is under investigation after allegations that he directed a racial slur at Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford last week. Leominster Mayor Dean Mazzarella said the patrolman is on vacation and will be placed on desk duty next week. The city's inquiry is expected to conclude Tuesday. Mazzarella, a life-long Red Sox fan, didn't name the...

Josh Beckett, Jon Lester, Clay Buchholz Hold Key to Second-Half Success for Red Sox (Video)

The vaunted Big Three of the Red Sox starting rotation hasn't exactly set the world on fire so far this season. With the struggles and inconsistencies of Josh Beckett (4-7, 4.43 ERA), Jon Lester (5-6, 4.49) and Clay Buchholz (8-2, 5.53 ERA), it's no wonder that the Red Sox are a mere one game over .500 after Friday's 3-1 win over the Rays. But the three possess just as...

Cask ‘n Flagon Patrons To Let Out One Last Yooooouk!

WHAT:  Boston’s favorite bald, goateed baseball player is coming back to town and the Cask is giving him his proper due.  In honor of Kevin Youkilis’ return to Fenway Park, the world famous Cask ‘n Flagon will host Youk Appreciation Night on Monday, July 16 from 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. prior to the Red Sox vs. White Sox game at Fenway Park. Fans will be encouraged to share...

Sox Start Second Half in Tampa

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Red Sox Blow Series to Yankees

Is anyone surprised about the result from this series? I am. I expected a four game sweep, so I guess losing just three is fine. You know what’s not fine? Josh Beckett and Jon Lester being 12-22 in games they have pitched at the all star break. Of course, two of the games they lost [...]

Video: Carl Crawford discusses his return

Jacoby Is Back, Finally

It’s not very often that you should get excited about getting a player back who was hitting .192 before he went down, but this isn’t just any player – it’s Jacoby Ellsbury. Possibly the most dynamic outfielder in the American League. The second leading vote getter in the MVP voting last season and one hell of a model Native American. What Ellsbury can bring to not only the...
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