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AP Photo/Winslow TownsonWell, as predicted, it did happen. Pedro Ciriaco was traded today to the San Diego Padres for a player to be named later or cash considerations. With the activation of Will Middlebrooks and the stellar performance of Jose Igleasias, Ciriaco's mediocre 2013 play could no longer justify a roster spot. San Diego's rookie phenom Jedd Gyorko has been sidelined by injury, so Ciriaco could immediately see some playing time at second base. We wish the former 'Yankee-Killer" all the best at PETCO.
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Getty ImagesDon't look now, but Jacoby Ellsbury's 30 stolen bases have him tied for the major-league lead. The Padres' Evereth Cabrera (who, by the way, has been linked to the Florida PED clinic) also has 30 thefts this year. Last night, Ellsbury's streak of 18 consecutive steals was broken by Baltimore's Matt Wieters—but his other streak (steals in six consecutive...
Jacoby Ellsbury’s season has essentially been a microcosm of his career.
He’s been up. He’s been down. He’s been injured. He’s been criticized. He’s been defended. And he’s been arguably the most difficult player on the Red Sox to gauge.
Sounds familiar, right?
This season is a big one for Ellsbury because of his impending free agency. The hope was that Ellsbury could...
Clay Buchholz has not suffered a setback. Let's make that clear up front. The Boston Red Sox ace may not make his scheduled start on Sunday simply because the team wants to be as careful as they can with him. Buchholz has been battling a sore neck and AC joint, and the team wants him to be healthy before he goes out and pitches again.
According to Ian Browne of MLB...
Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli exited last night’s
game against the Baltimore Orioles due to illness. Manager John Farrell told
Evan Drellich of Mass Live that it was a lot of general nausea that Napoli
experienced, adding that the slugger is expected back in Boston’s lineup today.
"General illness, felt a lot of nausea after the
double, heavy humidity...
Mike Napoli is apparently feeling under the weather.
Napoli, who started Thursday’s game at first base, was replaced by Mike Carp before the start of the bottom of the third inning. The Red Sox have since announced that Napoli exited because of illness.
Napoli doubled against Orioles starter Kevin Gausman in the second inning, but nothing stuck out while he ran the bases. He later...
There are nine Boston Red Sox players listed on the 2013 All-Star ballot, one for every position, including designated hitter.
With the game a month away, David Ortiz appears a lock to make the team. Dustin Pedroia and Jacoby Ellsbury have a good chance to make it as well. A Red Sox player deserving a spot is not even on the ballot; Daniel Nava.
In no particular order, here is a stupid list:
Edinson Volquez wears uniform number 37.
He wore numbers 40, 38, and 31 with the Rangers, and number 36 with the Reds.
His hero is Pedro Martinez, who wore number 37 with the Expos in 1994 and 1995.
Volquez was once traded, with Danny Herrera, for Josh Hamilton.
According to Baseball-Reference, his most similar pitcher is Roger Pavlik...
Ryan Dempster gave the Red Sox everything they needed — except for a win.
Dempster, whose season has been a mixed bag thus far, allowed just two runs, and, more importantly, pitched into the eighth inning in a 2-0 loss to the Orioles on Friday. He was ultimately outpitched by Chris Tillman and three others in the losing effort, but we shouldn’t lose sight of his start’s importance...
Clay Buchholz’s Sunday start against the Baltimore Orioles has been in question since the right-hander exited his last appearance early due to a neck injury. Yesterday, the Boston Red Sox opted to continue playing it
safe with Buchholz, as manager John Farrell told reporters – including JeffSeidel and Teddy Cahill of MLB.com – that the right-hander’s next start would
A relatively refreshing rubber match. After 18 combined runs in the first game, 11 combined runs in the second game, the Red Sox out-pitched the Rays in to take the 2-1 win, winning their eighth game against the team from the gulf.
Here are the four bases:
First Base: Escaping by the skin of their fingers. The rotation in this series should have gone 0-3, considering they combined...
Jose Iglesias has been used primarily at third base during his most recent major league call-up, but he’ll get the start at his natural position, shortstop, when the Red Sox take on the Orioles in Baltimore on Friday.
Iglesias — promoted from Pawtucket when Will Middlebrooks went on the disabled list in late May — has performed well enough to merit an extended stint with the...
After spending Wednesday as a pinch runner and defensive replacement for Mike Carp, Shane Victorino is back in the lineup on Thursday as the Red Sox open a series against the Orioles in Baltimore.
Felix Doubront has a nice matchup against the Birds, as their best hitters, Chris Davis, Adam Jones and Manny Machado, are all better against righties. J.J. Hardy and Nate McLouth have...
According to MLB.com's Corey Brock, left fielder Carlos Quentin was scratched from the starting lineup before Saturday's game against the D-backs, giving utilityman Pedro Ciriaco, in a roundabout way, his first start with his new team.
#Padres LF Carlos Quentin scratched with some discomfort in left shoulder, the result of a swing on Friday.
— Corey Brock (@FollowThePadres...
Extra-inning games wear down all ballplayers, but none feel the impact of free baseball quite like catchers.
The Red Sox have gone deep into extras twice this week, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia was behind the plate for all 27 innings. Manager John Farrell gave Salty the night off Friday in Baltimore, and NESN’s Jenny Dell caught up with the catcher to talk the effect playing five...