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8 a.m. ET: The Red Sox dropped their first spring training game against major league competition on Saturday at JetBlue Park. They’ll look to bounce back on Sunday when they travel to Jupiter — Fla., not the planet — to take on the St. Louis Cardinals. Jon Lester is expected to get the start for Boston, with Rubby De La Rosa, Junichi Tazawa, Joel Hanrahan, Andrew Bailey, Andrew Miller and Koji Uehara all expected to come on in relief. It’ll be Lester’s first start of the spring. This year as a whole will be huge for the 29-year-old lefty. Not only is Lester looking to bounce back after a disappointing 2012 season, but he’ll also be looking to prove that he deserves to get paid like a front-end starter. Lester said recently that he hasn’t yet discussed a possible extension with the Sox, but that could all change before long. Sunday’s first pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. Be sure to check back with throughout the morning and afternoon for all sorts of fun updates.

Gomes, Ross go gator hunting in Florida

Tweet   There were four spring training games Friday. The Boston Red Sox weren’t among the eight teams playing, so that gave the guys a chance to enjoy an afternoon in Florida. Outfielder Jonny Gomes and catcher David Ross took the opportunity to head out into the swamps.   This might be the best pic [...]

Red Sox DH David Ortiz expects to be ready Opening Day

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. Ortiz is...

Adams’ MLB chances take a knee (or two)

Hard-hitting first-baseman Matt Adams arrived at St. Louis Cardinals spring training camp with hopes of making the major league club as a bench bat and defensive reserve at first base. While Adams came up with a bit of knee soreness after playing the entire first game of the spring at first base for the Cardinals on Saturday, his injury is not expected to be serious. However, what...

Who is Allen Webster?

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...

Vote: Who Will Lead the Red Sox in Batting Average this Season?

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...

2013 burning question: Boston Red Sox

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 Carp Set to Fight for Roster Spot, Hopes to Take Swing at Short AL East Porches (Video)

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...

Cardinals spring training special debuts on FOX Sports Midwest

From FOX Sports Midwest: The Cardinals Spring Training Report premieres Monday, Feb. 25 at 9 p.m. on FOX Sports Midwest. This 30-minute show gives fans a look at the storylines dominating the early part of Cardinals camp and at the lighter side of spring training. The show includes: • One-on-one interviews with John Mozeliak, Matt Holliday and David Freese • Reports on the starting...

Ranking the St. Louis Cardinals' top prospects in 2013: No. 4 Trevor Rosenthal

As we continue our rankings of the St. Louis Cardinals' top prospects in 2013, No. 4 on the list is a prospect who has already made a huge impact at the big league level in 2012. Trevor Rosenthal was dominant out of the Cardinals' bullpen in 2012 and is now fighting for a spot in the starting rotation. While other prospects that have already appeared on our list, such as...

Red Sox lineups for split squad games

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: At Toronto: Holt 2B Bradley Jr CF Middlebrooks 3B Saltalamacchia C Overbay 1B Gomez DH Maier FR Linares LF Ciriaco SS Wright P At Tampa Bay Ellsbury CF Pedroia 2B Victorino FR Gomes LF Drew SS Sweeney DH Sutton 3B Carp 1B Ross C Aceves P

Dugout Digest - happy Red Sox day!

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. ...

Craig and Holliday homer in Cardinals' win

JUPITER (AP) -- Allen Craig has been prevented from playing first by a sore shoulder. The injury doesn't appear to have affected his swing, though. Craig and Matt Holliday each hit their first homers of spring training, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 10-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Monday. Craig was starting as the designated hitter. He reached base in all three...

Red Sox Impossible Dream deja vu 1967 2013

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...

St. Louis Cardinals: Will Carlos Beltran play in 100 games in 2013?

As the St. Louis Cardinals prepare for the team's first spring training games, there has been a lot of focus on the fifth rotation spot and the batter between Matt Carpenter, Daniel Descalso, and Kolten Wong for the second base job. One thing that has not come up much, has been the health of Cardinals' right fielder Carlos Beltran. Beltran appeared in 151 games for the Cardinals...

Joe Buck may revolutionize baseball broadcasting with the St. Louis Cardinals

It's been five years since Fox's Joe Buck called a St. Louis Cardinals game locally.  A report in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says the World Series broadcaster may return to the Cards booth this year for a limited number of appearances, but not in a traditional play by play role.  If Joe Buck does call Cardinals games for Fox Sports Midwest this year and these plans are...
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