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Boston Red Sox
5:23 p.m.: Jacoby Ellsbury will return to the Red Sox’ lineup Wednesday.
Ellsbury was out of the lineup Tuesday, as he’s dealing with a hand issue. John Farrell said before Wednesday’s game that Ellsbury isn’t completely over the ailment, but it’s something that the outfielder will continue to manage.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia will not be in the Red Sox’ lineup Wednesday. Saltalamacchia also missed Tuesday’s game, as he is dealing with a back issue. Farrell said Wednesday that Saltalamacchia’s status has improved, but the catcher figures to be out of the lineup through at least Thursday.
Wednesday’s complete lineups are below.
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Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Shane Victorino, RF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
David Ortiz, DH
Daniel Nava, LF
Mike Napoli, 1B
Stephen Drew, SS
David Ross, C
Will Middlebrooks, 3B
Ryan Dempster, RHP (7-9, 4.75 ERA)
Austin Jackson, CF
Torii Hunter, RF
Prince Fielder, 1B
Victor Martinez, DH
Andy Dirks, LF
Don Kelly, 3B
Omar Infante, 2B
Alex Avila, C
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Back At Fenway In 2014?According to a report by Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, the Red Sox have "keen interest in re-signing" Jacoby Ellsbury. However (and this is a big "however"), if Scott Boras demands a contract in the nine-figure range, there is less optimism about keeping the center fielder in Boston. With the success of their "mid-range" signings...
Ryan Dempster stepped off the mound in the 6th inning holding a one-run lead over the Tigers.
His night was over, but his teammates wanted to ensure the right-hander earned his second-straight win, and his eighth on the season when they exploded for eight runs in the bottom of the sixth. The bats came alive — and then some — for Boston on Wednesday night, and Dempster had fun...
The Boston Red Sox were without a pair of regulars for last
night’s contest against the Detroit Tigers. Center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury was
nursing a thumb injury, but he’s expected to be back in the Red Sox’ lineup as
soon as today. That won’t be the case for Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who’s dealing
with a sore back, as the catcher is expected to miss a few games due...
At the end of the season, Boston outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury will become a free agent. The Red Sox definitely are interested in re-signing the 29-year old, but if his price "goes well into the nine-figure" area, the Red Sox don't appear too optimistic that they will be re-signing him.
The Boston Red Sox have "keen interest" in re-signing outfielder Jacoby...
Jacoby Ellsbury has some good numbers against Detroit Tigers ace and Cy Young favorite Max Scherzer. However, when Scherzer takes the Fenway Park mound Tuesday night, the first batter he see will not be Ellsbury.
Instead, Shane Victorino will lead off for the Red Sox in the second game of a three-game set with the Central-leading Tigers. As of Tuesday afternoon, it’s unclear why...
Yankees 4; Red Sox 3
The Boston Red Sox are a coming; actually the team probably arrived last night but you get the point.
As the New York Yankees will host their heated rivals for a four game set up in the Bronx starting tonight.
Last time these two teams met up in Boston, things got heated up thanks to Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster who threw four pitches with the intention of...
There’s less than a month remaining in the regular season, which means that the Red Sox and Yankees are likely more concerned about stringing together wins than they are about last month’s fireworks at Fenway Park. If not, Red Sox president and CEO Larry Lucchino is ready to engage.
“If it starts up, I’m going to look for [Yankees president] Randy Levine,” Lucchino joked...
Two mediocre pitchers faced off in Rick Porcello and Ryan Dempster in the series finale vesus the Tigers. You know what that means? Home run deby.
If you had tickets in right field, you picked a great night for a lot of action. Not only were there multiple bombs to right field, but Shane Victorino went falling into the stands to make a catch. Nothing Jeter-esque, but still not bad...
One night off was enough for Jacoby Ellsbury.
The center fielder and leadoff hitter, who is battling soreness in his left thumb, was inserted back in the lineup for Wednesday night’s series finale against Detroit after being held out of Tuesday’s contest. Manager John Farrell said that Ellsbury’s injury isn’t one that will go away immediately, but that it was only expected...
Major League Baseball has sent a ''heads-up'' notice to the umpires working the series between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees, reminding the crew that the teams had a dustup the last time they played.
The Red Sox visited Yankee Stadium on Thursday night in their first game since Boston's Ryan Dempster hit Alex Rodriguez with a pitch on Aug. 18. That...
One thing is certain since Ryan Dempster drilled Alex Rodriguez last month - the New York Yankees are slowly but surely climbing into playoff contention.
The Yankees and visiting Boston Red Sox meet Thursday night for the first time since that incident, which may have boosted New York in its playoff push.
There always seems to be an added level of intrigue when these arch-rivals...
After tonight's rubber match with the Tigers, Boston will have 21 games left in their 2013 season. Seven of those games (or exactly 33.3%) will be against The Bronx Embalmers. Keep in mind that if the Red Sox lose tonight and the Yankees win, they will trail Boston by—you guessed it—seven games. Which is why it will be important to disabuse The Pinstriped Posers of any notion...
The cavalry is coming, and it’s just in time for the stretch run.
For the Red Sox, that simply means Clay Buchholz is on his way back. The right-hander continues his rehab assignments, and it’s believed he could return as early as next week in Tampa Bay.
There’s no understating how important Buchholz could be, especially if he returns to anything close to what he was before...
With the start of a four game set in Happytown, the Sox have a chance to put a sizable hurtin’ on the Yankees. Every win will beef up the already imposing 8 game lead the Sox currently enjoy. Dare I suggest that a sweep would pretty much eliminate any Yankee post-season aspirations. On the heels of that insane pasting of the Tigers last night, I’ve got to hope the boys have fine...
5:12 p.m.: Jacoby Ellsbury will be out of the Red Sox’ lineup for the second time in four games.
Ellsbury has been dealing with a hand issue that arose last weekend against the White Sox. However, according to The Boston Globe’s Peter Abraham, it’s a foot injury that will keep Ellsbury out of Friday’s lineup.
Shane Victorino will shift over to center field and slide into...