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Here's the release from the Red Sox announcing the non-roster invitees to spring training this year:
The Boston Red Sox today announced that 19 players will attend the team's Major League Spring Training camp as non-roster invitees. The announcement was made by Executive Vice President/General Manager Ben Cherington.
Pedro Beato, RHP – Beato, 26, made four relief appearances with Boston after being acquired from the New York Mets on August 16, going 1-0 with a 4.70 ERA (4 ER/7.2 IP) in those games. He also pitched in seven contests for Triple-A Pawtucket, including three during the International League postseason. For his major league career, Beato is 3-1 with a 4.67 ERA in 71 games between the Mets (2011-12) and Red Sox (2012). He was originally a supplemental-round pick (32nd overall) of the Baltimore Orioles in the 2006 June draft.
Xander Bogaerts, INF – Bogaerts, 20, enters 2013 as Boston's No. 1 prospect according to Baseball America. He was named Red...
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Bryce Brentz was on pace to participate in spring training with the Red Sox, but an early January accident will delay the start of his 2013 baseball season. Brentz shot himself in the leg while cleaning his shotgun, as first reported by WEEI.com. Ben Cherington confirmed the news while meeting with the media on Saturday. The 24-year-old outfielder said the injury is “nothing serious”...
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"Right now, our expectation is (carrying) Salty and Ross. They're the two proven guys," GM Ben Cherington
said earlier today. "We think Salty and Ross complement each other
Of the Red Sox’ numerous offseason acquisitions, Mike Napoli may be the most intriguing.
The former Texas Ranger, who finally signed a one-year deal with Boston after extensive negotiations, will be making the transition from catcher to first base this season, as the Sox are loaded with talent behind the plate.
Napoli has played first base in the past, and told reporters at the...
Boston Red Sox prospect Bryce Brentz won't be participating in big league spring training camp this year due to an injury he sustained when he accidentally shot himself in the leg.The incident reportedly occurred last month and will prevent the outfielder from getting the chance to make the Red Sox roster on Opening Day. If not for the accident, Brentz would have had the opportunity...
In just a matter of weeks, JetBlue Park in Fort Myers will be hosting real, live baseball games. For now? Well, the bean bag toss will have to suffice.
John Lackey took on an old teammate on Monday, as him and fellow former Anaheim Angel Mike Napoli took their turns tossing the bag around. Early in his turn, Napoli put a couple bags through the hole to take a big lead, one that,...
My theory is if you can’t clean a gun properly you shouldn’t own a gun. Take the case of Bryce Brentz who pulled a Plaxico on himself according to Deadspin.
#RedSox OF prospect Bryce Brentz shot himself in the leg while cleaning a handgun a few weeks ago. Not on ST roster as a result.
— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) February 9, 2013
You might want to unload the gun while you are...
Just days after the latest blizzard dumped upward of two feet of snow on New England, the Red Sox are ready to get to work in a much nicer climate.
Though many players have already arrived at the team’s Spring Training facility in Fort Myers, Fla., Monday will mark the official report date for pitchers and catchers and the official beginning of baseball season. The players will...
The main difference between 1B Carlos Delgado and Mo Vaughn was their longevity with the New York Mets. Vaughn played one full season (played well in the 2nd half of 2002) while Delgado was with the Mets for 3 full seasons. Delgado performed very well in the postseason in 2006. It is fair to say that Carlos Delgado did much more for the New York Mets than Mo Vaughn did.
Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the 2013 season looks delightful. Well, at this year hasn't started yet, so everyone starts in first place. If you are snowed in today, why not spend some time getting some inside looks at the 2013 Boston Red Sox in Spring Training? Open up a twitter account and follow the players and the reporters that will be in Florida this February...
According to Boston Globe writer Pete Abraham, John Henry talked to the media today in Spring Training, and laughed when asked if any players were signed for public relations purposes. Last month, former Red Sox manager Terry Francona released a book called "Francona: The Red Sox Years." In the book, he mentions that he was told by the front office that the Red Sox didn’t...
Count Mike Napoli as among those who were very surprised at the direction his contract negotiations turned this offseason.
Before taking a physical with the Red Sox, Napoli had no idea that he had a degenerative condition in his hip, and there’s a very good reason for that — he has never suffered a symptom. Nonetheless, over the course of the two months between reaching an initial...
Right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka and the Cleveland Indians have agreed to a minor league contract.
Matsuzaka will have a chance to win a spot in Cleveland's starting rotation if he passes a physical. The club's pitchers and catchers reported to camp in Goodyear, Ariz. on Sunday, with physicals scheduled to take place Monday.
The 32-year-old has won 50 major league games since...
John Lackey has something to prove to Red Sox Nation.
Now, there’s definitely a chasm between fan perception of Lackey and what his teammates say. While fan opinion has largely turned against the big right-hander, his teammates are still behind him. Lackey says that he’s not necessarily worried about the image of himself to those outside the lines, but at the same time he still...
Daisuke Matsuzaka and Terry Francona have reunited.
The Japanese righty agreed to a minor league deal with the Indians on Sunday, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Matsuzaka will be a non-roster invitee at Indians camp.
Dice-K had Tommy John surgery in June 2011. He returned to the mound for the Boston Red Sox on June 9, 2012. Matsuzaka started 11 games for the Red Sox last...