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2:45 p.m.: Will Middlebrooks is back, and the odd man out, as has been speculated, is Pedro Ciriaco.
Ciriaco had his shining moments last season on a team that had little else to offer, but he hasn’t been anything but an average fill-in on the big league roster this year. With Jose Iglesias playing some truly inspired baseball in Middlebrooks’ absence, it only made sense to keep Iglesias around as the utility infielder.
Ciriaco has been designated for assignment, and he is out of options, meaning any team can scoop him up. Peter Abraham of The Boston Globe and others, though, think there’s a good chance he could clear waivers and stay with the team.
Middlebrooks, meanwhile, returns to the lineup and will start tonight at third base. The Red Sox have said the corner bag is his spot going forward, although he was in quite a slump when he hit the disabled list with a lower back strain.
2:30 p.m.: John Lackey has put up quality numbers in the Red Sox rotation this season, but he hasn’t ...
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(Photo: John E. Sokolowski, USA TODAY Sports) BOSTON-- According to a tweet from Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks is back from his rehab assignment with the Pawtucket Red Sox, while multi-purpose utility man Pedro Ciriaco has been designated for assignment. Cafardo tweeted this regarding the move earlier today. Pedro Ciriaco...
Well, Jose Iglesias did not "ride the pine" very long. Manager John Farrell has re-inserted the defensive (and now offensive) whiz in the Red Sox lineup. Iglesias will hit ninth and play third base—one day after the return of Will Middlebrooks. Mike Napoli returns to first base after taking Monday off, and David Ross will spell the red-hot Jarrod Saltalamacchia behind...
It seems Jose Iglesias will be getting his shot as a utility infielder. Iglesias stepped up into the role in the absence of injured Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks, and made a sound case for why he should get to stick with the big league club.
Iglesias’ success seems to be a blessing and a curse for manager John Farrell, who benefits from Iglesias’ strong play but also...
The Red Sox’ lineup is nearly back to full strength.
Shane Victorino is back after a day off on Sunday and Will Middlebrooks has returned after a stint on the 15-day disabled list. The only piece missing is Mike Napoli, who has a day off after finding himself in a slump for the past week. In the past six games, Napoli is 3-for-21 without an extra-base hit.
Mike Carp, who has heated...
A fan proposing at a baseball game isn’t usually news. When it comes at an opponent’s ballpark? Well, that’s a little more interesting.
Some love-struck Boston fan popped the question during a Red Sox game on Monday, but it wasn’t at Friendly Fenway Park that he did so. Instead it was at Tropicana Field, in front of a half-full dome of people probably a little surprised that...
David Ortiz had three RBIs and Dustin Pedroia added two RBIs to back up a strong start from Boston Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz in a 7-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night at historic Fenway Park. The win gave the Red Sox a split of the day/night doubleheader.
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Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit two home runs and had four RBIs while David Ortiz and Mike Carp added home runs to make Ryan Dempster and the Boston Red Sox winners in a 10-5 victory over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Sunday afternoon at historic Fenway Park.
For more slices of Red Sox goodness, head over to the Boston Globe, Boston Herald, CSN New England, ESPN Boston...
After going 4-2 on the last homestand, the Boston Red Sox head out for a seven-game roadtrip. Tonight they'll kick it off with the first game of three-game set against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. The game will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Rays television market...
Daniel Nava hit a tiebreaking single in the 14th inning and the
Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 10-8 on Monday night after
squandering two late leads in a testy game that included a
The Red Sox surge over the weekend helped them retain the best record in the American League, and the third best record in all of Major League Baseball. On Sunday the Red Sox used the long ball to power their way past the Los Angeles Angels, taking the rubber game of the series and winning the series. Here are the 3 stars of the game.
Star 3: Jacoby...
It’s game two at the Trop after a long night in which the Sox won in 14-innings and tempers were short. The Red Sox (40-25) beat the Rays (34-29) 10-8 and they currently trail the first place Sox by five games in the American League East.
The Red Sox have won seven of their last nine games.
The Sox have the second-best record in baseball behind...
The Boston Red Sox usually have had heated games as tempers would flare during a matchup against the New York Yankees. Now it seems that another of their AL East rivals are getting under Boston’s skin. That team is the Tampa Bay Rays.
Last night the first inning alone saw eight runs, two by the Rays and six by the Red Sox. Boston’s starting pitcher John Lackey started hearing...
There were certainly some notable family ties for the Red Sox when it came to this year’s MLB draft.
John Farrell’s youngest son, Luke, was drafted in the sixth round on Friday. On Saturday, Carl Yastrzemski’s grandson, Mike, got his call in the 14th round (429th overall).
This is actually the second time that Mike Yastrzemski has been drafted. He was selected by the Red Sox...
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First Pitch: Monday 7:10, Tuesday 7:10, Wednesday 7:10
Arms: Monday: John Lackey, RHP (3-5, 2.79 ERA) vs. Alex Cobb, RHP (6-2, 2.39 ERA)
Tuesday: Jon Lester, LHP (6-2, 3.60 ERA) vs. Roberto Hernandez, RHP (3-6, 5.03 ERA)
Wednesday: TBA vs. Chris Archer, RHP (1-1, 4.91 ERA)
Yard: Tropicana Field Watch it: NESN...