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The Tampa Bay Rays opened their spring training season on Saturday with a loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates and a win against the Boston Red Sox. Roberto Hernandez and Jeff Niemann both pitched against the Pirates. Both needed just 23 pitches to get out of the first and second innings. Newcomers Wil Myers and James Loney went 0-3 combined in the 3-2 loss to Pittsburgh. The Rays’ other half of the split squad beat Boston 4-3 thanks to a two run home run from Leslie Anderson. Desmond Jennings went 2-2 from the plate, scored a run, and had a stolen base. The post Rays split with Red Sox, Pirates appeared first on The Bay Cave.
BEST OF MAXIM
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. The birth was beautiful. Miraculous. Unlike anything he has lived.
Above all, after it all, Evan Longoria is eager for his daughter to come home.
The third baseman has become many things with the Tampa Bay Rays in five seasons: a three-time All-Star, a two-time Gold Glove winner, a recipient of a 100 million contract extension that will make him a franchise...
Earlier this month it appeared Boston Red Sox designated
hitter David Ortiz would be ready to go by Opening Day, as he recovered from an
Achilles injury that hampered him throughout the 2012 campaign. The slugger
continues on this projected timeframe, as he’s confident he’ll be ready for the
regular season opener, according to Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe.
Who is Allen Webster? Remember the mega-blockbuster trade between the Dodgers and Red Sox last season? Webster was a minor leaguer who came from LA to Boston and could eventually be a key member of the pitching rotation. This spring training is the 1st for the 23 year old who is expected to return to AA after spring training. Webster was asked what he sees as his future with the...
Optimism has been the name of the game for the Red Sox so far in spring training. Injuries plagued most of the disappointing 2012 season for key players, but with all of them healed or well on their way to being healed, the Sox look to forget about last year and hope to rebound. Coming into 2013 healthy, Boston expects big seasons out of its stars, particularly on the offensive...
From our season preview of the Boston Red Sox earlier today...
Can the Red Sox avoid making headlines for all of the wrong reasons?
In the last two years, the Red Sox have been front page news for all of the following:
-An epic September collapse
-Players drinking beer and eating fried chicken in the clubhouse during games
-A manager once thought to be untouchable...
Mike Napoli may be slated to get the majority of the at-bats at first base, but there are a couple reasons it may make sense to have a dedicated backup.
For one, though he’s never suffered any symptoms from it, there’s no telling when the degenerative condition in Napoli’s hip may act up. Secondly, Napoli is probably best deployed in a platoon, taking most of his at-bats against...
SIGNED/RESIGNED: Luke Scott (DH), Even Longoria (3B), James Loney (1B), Roberto Hernandez (RHP), Kyle Farnsworth (RHP), Kelly Johnson (2B),
TRADED FOR: Yunel Escobar (SS)
Carlos Pena (1B), B.J. Upton (OF), Jeff Keppinger (2B), James Shields (SP), Wade Davis (SP), Elliot Johnson (SS)
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) -- Roberto Hernandez made a strong debut for the Tampa Bay Rays. Jeff Locke did the same for Pittsburgh.
Hernandez needed just 12 pitches for a perfect first inning Saturday in the Pittsburgh Pirates' 3-2 win over a split squad of Rays.
Formerly known as Fausto Carmona, Hernandez was 0-3 with a 7.53 ERA last season for Cleveland.
Hernandez and Jeff...
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Jon Lester is eager to put last season behind him. His first spring training outing was a good start.
Lester pitched two scoreless, leading the Boston Red Sox to a 5-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday.
Lester retired all six batters he faced, striking out one. He needed 24 pitches -- 17 strikes -- to get through the two innings, six in the second...
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. He refuses to consider the pressure. He insists hes kept it simple: control what he can, work over hitters and wash, rinse, repeat the process then wait.
Roberto Hernandez, formerly Fausto Carmona, would rather let his right arm do the talking this spring.
Roberto Hernandez, an eighth-year veteran fighting for a spot on the Tampa Bay Rays rotation, would...
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Before he walked out to the mound, John Lackey paused for a moment and thought about all the rehabilitation he went through in order to take this next step.
"I kind of took a second," the Red Sox pitcher said, "and reflected on the past year and a half. It's been a lot of work and (I've) got to thank a lot of trainers, a lot of people...
We've now entered week three of our six week preview series, and this week will be focusing on the AL East. Today, we're heading into Red Sox day, chock-full of pieces focusing on the most disappointing team of the 2012 season, a team that has reloaded with veterans for 2013.
On Friday, we concluded our NL East preview week with Nationals day. Here's your recap.
The Red Sox play two split squad games today, at Toronto and at Tampa Bay. Both games begin at 1:35 but neither will be televised. The lineups are as follows:
Bradley Jr CF
At Tampa Bay
The 2013 Red Sox have many similarities to one memorable team from the past.
In 1966 The Boston Red Sox were a team that collapsed finishing 26 games out of first place. At the end of the year they fired their manager.
The new manager for 1967 was a man that had just finished two years managing in Toronto, (In 1965-1966 the Toronto Maple Leafs were the AAA affiliate of the Red Sox...
9:15 a.m. ET: The Red Sox will be answering to voices from the recent past Monday afternoon when they split the squad for two more spring training games.
The half of the team that heads to Dunedin, Fla., will be facing the Toronto Blue Jays. That’s the former team of new manager John Farrell, of course, meaning the Red Sox skipper will be handling flak from the Toronto media...