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BOSTON — There’s something about the Fenway Park interview room that makes new players open up about their eyesight. Jake Peavy talked about his poor eyesight during his introductory press conference last season, and Ryan Roberts discussed his battle with astigmatism Monday while speaking with reporters for the first time as a member of the Boston Red Sox. Roberts’ discussion was somewhat of an eye-opener — pun very much intended — because the new Red Sox infielder revealed his vision actually improved during spring training with the Chicago Cubs without him doing a single thing differently. Roberts said his vision previously was 20/15 in his left eye and 20/25 in his right eye but that his vision since has improved to 20/14.2 in his left eye and 20/14.3 in his right eye. “I didn’t do anything, just same old routine. Didn’t wear glasses. I didn’t stick with it,” Roberts explained of the odd development. “I just tried to trust that all I’ve done is see baseballs and just trust that I co

Red Sox News: Boston signs Ryan Roberts

The Boston Red Sox have signed infielder Ryan Roberts to a split contract, according to WBZ in Boston. The defending champs acted quickly, signing "Tat-man" just one day after placing third baseman Will Middlebrooks on the disabled list with a calf strain.Roberts has spent most of his career at third base (217 games), but played 48 games at second for Tampa Bay last...

Ryan Roberts Brings Versatility To Red Sox Lineup (Video)

Tuesday night will mark the Boston Red Sox debut for newly acquired infielder Ryan “Tatman” Roberts, who gets the nod at third base in place of the injured Will Middlebrooks. The hot corner likely will be Roberts’ primary home in Boston, at least until Middlebrooks is healthy, but the veteran has the ability to line up at several spots around the diamond. For more on Roberts’...

Jackie Bradley Jr. A Leadoff Option; Other Notes From Red Sox’s Loss

BOSTON — The Red Sox couldn’t stick around in the win column. The Red Sox, who snapped a three-game losing streak with a 5-1 victory over the Rangers on Monday, dropped a 10-7 decision to Texas on Tuesday. Felix Doubront was lit up by the Rangers’ offense. Jake Peavy will go for Boston in Wednesday’s rubber match. Let’s first glance over some notes from Tuesday’s action...

Red Sox add Ryan Roberts

AP PhotoConor Frederick (@CJFSoxFan1016)Contributing WriterThe Red Sox have added 33-year-old Ryan Roberts to the 25 man roster after placing Will Middlebrooks on the 15-day disabled list, according to the Boston Globe. According to the Globe, the Red Sox signed Roberts ahead of bringing up Brock Holt or Brandon Snyder from Triple-A Pawtucket or bringing back ex-Sox shortstop Stephen...

Bullpen bulletins: Breslow returns; Workman sent down

Excited much?! Lefty reliever Craig Breslow is returning to the Red Soxroster today, while righty Brandon Workman will take Breslow's spotdown on the farm in Pawtucket (Christopher Evans/Boston Herald)Jan-Christian SorensenContributing WriterHold your horses, Red Sox Nation: The cavalry is en route.The Red Sox will activate lefty reliever Craig Breslow from the 15-day disabled...

Unofficial Chicago Cubs Mascot Threatened – Punches Guy In The Face

Being a Cubs fan can be tough, but imagine being a Cubs mascot.  It ain’t easy, folks.  It’s hot and it’s awkward.  And often times you want to punch people in the face. This unofficial Cubbies mascot did just that at John Barleycorn bar when some guy picked a fight with the wrong bear.  I’m sure partially due to jealousy and partially due to his curiosity about Furries...

Renteria backs Veras as Cubs closer and gets first ejection

Jose Veras is already raising the stress levels for Cubs fans and forcing his manager to answers questions about the closer’s job. “I’ll cross that bridge when I get to it,” Renteria said. “But right now, I think it would be really premature for me to make a decision or say that I would change something. I got to see what’s going to happen first.” Renteria didn...

Details Of Alleged New Jared Remy Assault

 (AP Photo/The Boston Herald, Mark Garfinkel) According to the recounting of court records by The Boston Herald, Jared Remy allegedly assaulted a fellow inmate with "a plastic chair, scalding liquid and a bar of soap". The attack occurred while both were behind bars at the Cambridge jail. Remy will be arraigned on April 24th on "eight felony counts of assault and...

Red Sox place 3B Middlebrooks (calf) on 15-day disabled list

BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox have placed third baseman Will Middlebrooks on the 15-day disabled list with a right calf strain and called up infielder Brock Holt from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Boston Red Sox - Texas Rangers: Sox Finally Win At Fenway

SOX BREAK THE STREAK IN 1ST HOME WIN Monday night against the Texas Rangers at Fenway and the Sox were staring four losses in a row, something that did not occur in 2013, right in the eyes.  The team that had the best home record in baseball last year had yet to win at home in 2014. They broke both streaks with a 5-1 home win, but didn't close out the game until they scored...

Game 8 Lineup: Red Sox vs. Rangers 4/8/14

Here is tonight’s lineup vs. the Rangers: Red Sox (3-4) Gomes LF Pedroia 2B Ortiz DH Napoli 1B Sizemore CF Bogaerts SS Pierzynski C Roberts 3B Bradley Jr. RF Doubront SP Game time is at 6:10pm EST.

Cubs April 6 Minor League Recap

Chris Valaika delivered a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth as Iowa won its first game defeating Memphis 4-3. Javier Baez hit his first AAA homer while Tennessee and Kane County both lost. Daytona had the day off.

Kalish and Cubs rip Phillies 8-3

CHICAGO (AP) Ryan Kalish hit a two-run double and an RBI triple and the Chicago Cubs beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-3 on Sunday to avoid a sweep.

Rangers-Red Sox preview

While their bullpen delivered another solid performance, the defending World Series champions showed signs of coming out of their early season slumber at the plate. The Texas Rangers are hoping to put an end to their offensive struggles that have led to a rough start on the road. The Boston Red Sox will try to build on a late scoring outburst and take the first two games of the...
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