Found March 01, 2012 on
Juan Carlos Linares
Boston Red Sox
9 a.m. ET: The Red Sox will take on the Minnesota Twins at Hammond Stadium Thursday at 1 p.m. in a spring training "B" game. It was a late addition to the schedule, but one that Bobby Valentine wanted to add to have more innings to evaluate all his pitchers. Among the notable position players that Valentine plans to use are Ryan Lavarnway, Will Middlebrooks, Lars Anderson, Jose Iglesias, Luis Exposito and Juan Carlos Linares. The pitchers he plans to use are headlined by Alfredo Aceves, Daniel Bard, Alex Wilson, Clayton Mortensen, Jesse Carlson and Tony Pena Jr. Each will...
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Jason Varitek closed out his career with the Boston Red Sox in the same fashion that he exuded throughout his 15 years in Boston, with class. Varitek stood at the podium and expressed his heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for everything and everyone throughout his 15 seasons in the big leagues. But more than anything he expressed his great sense of pride and joy with all he and...
Jason Varitek is officially announcing his retirement Thursday, which means both of the longest tenured Red Sox have decided to hang ‘em up in a span of less than two weeks. I feel similarly about Varitek as I do about Wakefield, obviously I can’t try to sum up everything he did in a Boston uniform. So I will just say this: Varitek is the greatest player in Major League...
When longtime Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek announced his retirement Thursday, a flurry of his former teammates, managers and opponents chimed on the end to his storied career with statements. Here are some below: Tim Wakefield: "Tek epitomizes what a true professional should be. He's been a great teammate, but more importantly he's been a better friend. The way he prepared...
David Ortiz appears to be in midseason form -- both in terms of hitting a baseball and joking around with his teammates. Ortiz was all smiles earlier this week when he took batting practice alongside Kevin Youkilis and Adrian Gonzalez at JetBlue Park down in Fort Myers. See more in the video above.
Mike Aviles, SSChe-Hsuan Lin, CFKevin Youkilis, 3BDavid Ortiz, 1BNick Punto, 2BRyan Lavarnway, CJosh Kroeger, RFAlex Hassan, DHJason Repko, LF
Felix Doubront, SP
Red Sox Nation gets ready to say good-bye to a legend on Thursday when longtime catcher Jason Varitek will officially announce his retirement. Watch the captain's news conference live on NESN at 5:30 p.m. or on a live stream here at NESN.com. Click here to see some of Jason Varitek's greatest moments >> Click here for reaction from Varitek's teammates on what it...
After talking with Tom Caron on the NESN Live set at Fenway South, Boston Red Sox OF Ryan Sweeney took his shots in the Jordan's Shootout.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia Jordan's Shootout
Daniel Bard Jordan's Shootout
Clay Buchholz Jordan's Shootout...
He is a past winner of the Tony Conigliaro Award for overcoming adversity. So that right there tells you Aaron Cook is a fighter.
Throwing a baseball used to just be part of life for Red Sox outfielder Ryan Kalish. But after a 2011 filled with health woes -- some of which trickled into the offseason -- it was exciting for Kalish to be able to throw on Wednesday.
For the Red Sox, Thursday's nine-inning scrimmage against the Twins nonetheless gave them a bit of a soft launch into their exhibition season, particularly for two pitchers trying to transition from relief to the starting rotation.