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The Red Sox have acquired some outfield help in the form of Scott Podsednik. Podsednik has been acquired by the Red Sox from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for cash, according to the team. While it's unclear whether Podsednik will join the Red Sox or remain in the minor leagues, the speedster will help shore up an outfield looking for help while Jacoby Ellsbury and Carl Crawford continue to work their way back from injuries. Podsednik signed a minor league deal with the Phillies last year, but injuries limited him to only 14 games in 2011. In 22 games this...

Phillies Shake Up the Roster; Promote Diekman and Luna

The Philadelphia Phillies made some roster moves today, in part due to injury, and to hopefully get stronger in the bullpen. The public was tipped off to the moves by Michael Schwimer yesterday who tweeted congrats to the players coming up. Schwimer was sent down after Wednesday’s loss to the Mets. The moves were necessitated because of an injury to Laynce Nix. Nix was placed...

Josh Beckett Doesn't Want to Be 'Part of a Reality Show,' Focused on Being 'Part of the Solution'

Josh Beckett made it clear Friday that he doesn't want to be part of a reality show. But if he was, he'd probably like his nickname to be "The Solution." Beckett spoke with on Friday regarding his health and the ongoing controversy surrounding his golf outing a day after being scratched due to a sore lat. The pitcher made it clear that he's here to...

Dustin Pedroia's 'Dashing Dozen' Hitting Streak Propels Red Sox to Much-Needed Win (Video)

Coming into Friday night's game, Dustin Pedroia and the Red Sox were streaking in opposite directions. The Muddy Chicken was red-hot, riding an 11-game hitting streak. The team, however, was scuffling after losing 11 of their last 12 games at Fenway Park. Pedroia pulled the team into the W column while keeping his streak alive against the Indians, finishing 3-for-4 with three...

Daniel Nava Happy to Contribute to Red Sox Hopeful Turnaround (Video)

Daniel Nava is seeing his first big league action since 2000. And the 29-year-old outfielder is happy to be contributing to a hopeful Red Sox turnaround. Nava helped the team on Friday night, going 1-for-3 with a run and an outfield assist that helped Clay Buchholz remain confident and solid early on. the journeyman wants to continue producing and hopes his time with the Red Sox...

David Ortiz Uninjured in Pregame Car Crash

David Ortiz has been slamming baseballs over the fence all season long. But on Friday afternoon Ortiz found himself slamming on the brakes instead. As Ortiz was pulling out of a gas station on Boylston Street, the white Audi R8 he was driving inexplicably spun out of control and the Red Sox designated hitter crashed into a car stopped at a red light on the road. The collision caused...

Pirates acquire Jeff Larish from Red Sox

Tim Williams was first to report tonight that the Pirates have acquired corner infielder Jeff Larish from the Boston Red Sox for cash. Larish will report to AAA-Indianapolis. Larish, 29, has a .224/.308/.380 line in 276 MLB plate appearances over parts of three seasons with Detroit and Oakland. He has four seasons of AAA experience an .834 OPS over his time there. This move is obviously...

Josh Beckett's Media Problem

After last season's epic collapse, Josh Beckett became the poster boy for underachieving players who cared more about lounging around eating fried chicken and drinking beer than they did about helping their team win.  While some of that elements of that storyline were partially true, the collapse should not be blamed on Beckett.  It was not until spring training that Beckett...

Tribe KO’s Beckett, rips Red Sox

Cleveland Indians' Jack Hannahan, right, celebrates his two-run home run that drove in Michael Brantley (23) as Boston Red Sox catcher Kelly Shoppach, rear, watches in the second inning of a baseball game in Boston, Thursday, May 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer As a Cleveland Indians fan, Josh Beckett can golf as much as he wants before facing the Tribe. Beckett, a starting...

Your Morning Dump... Where Clay finally pitched a quality game

(Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images) 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. Mired in the worst six-start stretch of any Red Sox [team stats] pitcher in 87 years, Clay Buchholz had a lot weighing on his mind this week. So, fittingly, he cut his long...

Add your caption to Tito Francona

Since the Boston Red Sox are basically unwatchable, FVP has decided to have a little fun at their expense. We're going to have a "add your caption to_________" feature here periodically to help break up to monotony of losing. Today, we've got former manager Tito Francona. Let 'em rip below.your caption here, gang! 

Carl Beane Shows Love for Fenway at 1994 Media Baseball Game (Video)

Carl Beane loved Fenway Park more than just about any Red Sox faithful. The longtime Boston broadcaster and nine year Red Sox public address announcern showed off his passion for the park during a media baseball game at Fenway back in 1994. Check out Beane and some media colleagues at the game in the video above.

A Tale Of Two Press Conferences

Let’s take a look at two of the faces of Boston sports in their postgame interviews yesterday. These videos have been talked about at length since last night, but I want you to look at them side by side. Really notice how KG and Beckett are just at completely different ends of the spectrum when it comes to their overall attitude and approach. If KG was on the Red Sox he would...

Carl Beane Going From the Voice of Fenway Park to the Voice of Heaven

Carl Beane was taken from the Red Sox family way too soon on Wednesday afternoon when he died at the age of 59. As the Red Sox returned home Thursday, they honored the voice of Fenway Park with a touching pregame ceremony, opting to go without a public address announcer during the game. It was a fitting tribute for a man who truly loved what he did.
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