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Most of the American League contenders improved significantly at the trade deadline. The Boston Red Sox will take their chances with a roster that has struggled to top .500. The non-waiver trade deadline came and went Tuesday with the Red Sox making just a pair of minor moves. First, they shipped right-hander Matt Albers and outfielder Scott Podsednik to the Arizona Diamondbacks for left-handed reliever Craig Breslow. Then in an even smaller deal, they shipped Class AAA first baseman Lars Anderson to the Cleveland Indians for Class AA knuckleballer Steven Wright. "I was hoping to do more and do other things to help the team, but in the end, we'd prefer to not do things rather than make decisions that end up hurting us in the long run," general manager Ben Cherington said. "We're happy with what we did, and most importantly, we're happy with the guys we have here. It's really more of a reflection on them. "We believe in the group. We feel...
BEST OF MAXIM
The trade deadline ended without a bang from the Red Sox. The biggest deal of the day for the Sox was the acquisition of Craig Breslow for Albers and Podsednik. We all waited for something to happen with Josh Beckett and a lot of us were bummed to find out he would be on this team for the foreseeable future. This morning, WEEI's Rob Bradford wrote that the Red Sox looked to deal...
Josh Beckett has left the Boston Red Sox game in the third inning with an apparent lower back injury.
Beckett motioned for the trainer to come to the mound after walking Miguel Cabrera to force in the first run Tuesday night against the Detroit Tigers. His lower left back was checked and Beckett walked slowly off the mound. He was replaced with two outs by Clayton Mortensen, who...
Red Sox outfielder Ryan Sweeney hurt his left hand after punching a door and had to leave the Boston's victory over Detroit in the ninth inning Monday night.
Manager Bobby Valentine said after the game that Sweeney was taken out for a defensive replacement because he had done something to his hand in his last at-bat and couldn't throw.
Sweeney, however, said following the...
Ryan Sweeney made a very, very costly mistake on Monday night. The Red Sox outfielder fractured a finger after punching a dugout wall during the Red Sox' win over the Tigers at Fenway Park, and he now may be out for up to two months. On Tuesday, the outfielder apologized. He did so via Twitter. Sweeney's name had been coming up in trade talks in recent weeks, but that'...
A couple years ago, the Boston Red Sox finally acquired a long sought out catching prospect in Jarrod Saltalamacchia. Once a top prospect, Salty had lost much of his value after a couple years of bouncing back and forth between the major leagues and the minor leagues and completely losing his ability to catch at one point. The Red Sox reclaimed him and he has been a fairly good part...
Editor's note: The temperature gauge is a Bill James-created statistic that measures how hot or cold hitters are. We will spotlight Red Sox and opposing team temperatures on game days. A little trip to New York seemed to help the Red Sox find their mojo, and they've carried it back to Fenway Park. Coming off their third win in a row, the Red Sox will look to ride the hot...
Josh Beckett has been scratched by the Boston Red Sox from his scheduled start Sunday against the Minnesota Twins.
Beckett left Tuesday night's game against Detroit after 2 2/3 innings because of a back spasm.
Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said Friday that he didn't think the right-hander will go on the disabled list. Beckett is 5-9 with a 4.54 ERA in 18 starts this season...
The Red Sox had a relatively quiet trade deadline, but that doesn't mean the team is going to pack it in the rest of the way. In fact, the team might actually be gearing up for a significant run at the playoffs following July 31, but not from the usual strategy of bringing in a big name to shake up the clubhouse. NESN Nation's Dan Duquette asked our Twitter followers for...
It was precisely the type of situation for which the Boston Red Sox traded for left-handed reliever Craig Breslow. Yet Breslow didn't pitch. With lefty-hitting slugger Prince Fielder coming to the plate in the fifth inning Wednesday night and the Red Sox trailing the Detroit Tigers 5-1 after Miguel Cabrera's two-run homer, manager Bobby Valentine elected to stick with...
Maybe this is the start of the good streak that Bobby Valentine (and the rest of us) have been waiting for?
All things are looking better for the Sox who managed to get their third win in four games as the Red Sox beat the Tigers, 7-3.
It was thanks in large part to Clay Buchholz, as he was able to tame the potent Tigers offense, allowing five hits & three runs (two of them...
Here is tonight's lineup vs. the Tigers:
Ellsbury CFCrawford LFPedroia 2BGonzalez 1BMiddlebrooks 3BSaltalamacchia DHSweeney RFShoppach CCiriaco SS
Game time is at 7:10pm EST.
Time: 7:10 PM ET
TV/Radio: NESN, MLB Network / WEEI
Red Sox (52-51)
Pitching: RHP Josh Beckett (5-9, 4.57)
Pitching: RHP Justin Verlander (11-6, 2.60)
The Boston Red Sox appeared to have found their groove before coming up short their last time out.
A visit from the Minnesota Twins could be just what they need to regroup.
The Red Sox open a four-game set Thursday night against a Twins club hoping to avoid an 11th loss in 12 games at Fenway Park.
Boston (53-52) had won four straight by a combined 22-12 score before falling 7...
First Pitch: Monday 7:10, Tuesday 7:10, Wednesday 7:10
Arms: Monday: Max Scherzer, RHP (10-5, 4.49 ERA) vs. Clay Buchholz, RHP (8-3, 4.93 ERA)
Tuesday: Justin Verlander, RHP (11-6, 2.60 ERA) vs. Josh Beckett, RHP (5-9, 4.57 ERA)
Wednesday: Rick Porcello, RHP (7-6, 4.56 ERA) vs. Aaron Cook, RHP (2-4, 4.50 ERA)
After every series, we'll take stock of how each individual and group performance affects their overall value.
Jacoby Ellsbury: Four hits and a couple walks, plus an amazing catch last night in center. Ells is starting to come around.
Carl Crawford: Carl's in the middle of a five-game hitting streak, and clubbed a homer last night, so maybe I'm being harsh...