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Alfredo Aceves‘ brief World Baseball Classic stint only added to the pitcher’s controversial reputation. But don’t expect the Red Sox to make any drastic moves when it comes to the right-hander.
CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman wrote in a column on Wednesday that the Red Sox should release Aceves because of his questionable behavior. It’s an opinion Heyman isn’t alone in, but it’s also an opinion apparently not shared by the organization.
According to Heyman, Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington texted back, “No, wouldn’t expect that,” when asked a question about whether Aceves might be cut.
Heyman reports that another Red Sox-connected person said, “Can’t see that happening,” when asked about Boston potentially moving on from Aceves.
As Heyman points out, the reasons for keeping Aceves around are obvious. Not only is he a talented, versatile pitcher who has enjoyed big league success in the past, but relievers Craig Breslow and Franklin Morales are also battling injuries, meaning the So
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In 2009, Jose Iglesias signed a contract with the Boston Red Sox when he was merely 19-years-old. He was projected to be the "next great" Boston Red Sox shortstop. Fast-forward to 2013 and Iglesias...
There are a number of new faces in the Boston Red Sox clubhouse. Offensive additions of Drew Sutton, Jonny Gomes, Shane Victorino, Stephen Drew and Mike Napoli highlight the Sox off-season.
Starting pitching seems to be the same from last year as Jon Lester is their ace and is as solid as they come. Last year was definitely his worst year, going 9-14, with a 4.82.... Read more
We knew Franklin Morales was out due to injury, but the prognosis seems to have worsened as Morales has a bulging disc according to Peter Abraham (and a bunch of other beat writers, but his tweet was the first I saw). There's no timetable on his return, and he had an epidural, according to Sean McAdam.
With Morales and Breslow both out, we know a few things. One: Andrew Miller...
David Ortiz‘s Opening Day status is still very much up in the air, but Friday brought some good news regarding the slugger’s health status.
Ortiz, who was shut down for five-to-seven days on Sunday after an MRI revealed inflammation in both of his heels, is responding well to the rest and medication he’s getting.
“Feels better. Symptoms have decreased. So the prescribed down...
About a week ago, Red Sox SS Stephen Drew took a pitch to the helmet and has yet to return, as he apparently is suffering post-concussion symptoms. Replacing the projected starter is the Sox is Jose Iglesias. Once arguably the Sox most coveted prospect, Iglesias' failure to improve his offensive talent left scouts less than impressed, regardless of his above-average defensive...
What do you do when you’re trying to find a
support group for large athletes dealing with Achilles injuries and you can’t
find one? First, you need to realize there are not enough of you to warrant a
support group and second you find the biggest athletes around that dealt with
the same injury issue and ask them.
That’s exactly what Red Sox slugger David Ortiz did as he...
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Ever wonder what it's like when a minor league baseball player finally receives the call to come up and play with the big boys? The Boston Globe caught up with some of the Red Sox players to discuss that very day and what it mean't to them personally. Enjoy this video that features interesting perspectives, stories and a glimpse into the...
12:38 p.m.: The biggest thing to note in Friday’s lineup card for Game 1 is certainly Bryce Brentz.
Brentz is making his spring training debut after accidentally shooting himself in the leg back in January. He’ll get the start in right field, and he’ll once again roam the outfield alongside Jackie Bradley Jr., who gets the start in center.
Brentz, a first-round draft pick...
After a 3-3 tie with the Baltimore Orioles in the afternoon, the other Boston Red Sox split-squad takes on the Minnesota Twins in Mayor's Cup action on Friday night.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. and the game will be televised in the Red Sox television market on NESN. And if you live in the WEEI listening area, you can listen to the game there as well.
The Red Sox came away from Thursday’s game against the Twins with a 7-3 victory, but that score could have been significantly altered with one swing of the bat — by either team.
Boston’s pitchers proved to be the much stingier bunch with runners on, though, and it was ultimately the difference in the contest. The Twins left 14 men on base and were just 1-for-16 with runners...
After beating the Minnesota Twins yesterday, the Boston Red Sox will play a split-squad doubleheader today.
In the first game, they'll head up to beautiful Sarasota, FL for matchup with the Baltimore Orioles. Later on, the Red Sox will host the Minnesota Twins in a Mayor's Cup game.
We'll stay with the first game in this post and be back later with tonight'...
[caption id="attachment_58527" align="aligncenter" width="300"] It is unlikely that David Ortiz will be ready for Opening Day 2013 (Photo credit - CBSSports.com)[/caption] It was July 16, 2012. The Boston Red Sox were facing the Chicago White Sox in a midsummer match-up of two American League teams. One of whom was struggling to find its identity...
The Red Sox’ trade for Adrian Gonzalez prior to the 2011 season was immediately seen as a win for Boston. One of the big drawbacks, though, was having to part ways with Casey Kelly, who looked to have a promising career ahead of him as a major league pitcher.
Two years later, Kelly’s immediate future is up in the air. The 23-year-old underwent tests on his sore, right, pitching...
Well you poor, poor souls are still several weeks away from the much-anticipated season premiere of Field of Streams. That does not mean, however, I cannot give you a quick look at some starting pitchers who are most likely not going to be drafted in many leagues, but could be viable streaming options for fantasy fanatics as the season progresses. These pitchers are not necessarily...