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Ryan Lavarnway's call-up serves a dual purpose for the Red Sox. On the one hand, he provides some pop off the bench while David Ortiz recovers from an Achilles injury and Kelly Shoppach nurses a bruised shin. On the other, he's a reminder of the few bright prospects bouncing around in the Red Sox farm system. Along with Will Middlebrooks, Lavarnway is one of the many names Red Sox fans in the know are beginning to look forward to seeing in the coming years. So, NESN Nation's Dan Duquette asked our Twitter followers which ones they'd take first in a...
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The 2012 Red Sox season continues to take one embarassing turn after another. The latest incident involves a comment Bobby Valentine made to Will Middlebrooks and one anonymous tattle-tale who felt the need to tell the front office:
"It's silly, whatever. I don't even remember when it was, but if you need it, because if you don't talk about it then it becomes a...
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...
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'...
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. Despite the tough 7-5 loss to the Tigers on Wednesday night, the Red Sox are still winners of four of their last six, and have won four of six series since the All-Star break. Now they welcome...
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...
The Red Sox hoped to be able to make a move up the standing with the Twins coming to town for 4 days, however when they are unable to score a single run it does not usually work out all that well.
Jon Lester took the mound for the Sox and we all collectively crossed our fingers that he would show signs of being that ace pitcher we need him to be. Lester pitched well, however...
Going into spring training 2009, the Red Sox thought that first base prospect Lars Anderson had a bright future with the big league club as he was named their number one prospect by Baseball America but all that changed with inconsistent play in the minors and the acquisition of Adrian Gonzalez in December 2010. Now after seven [...]
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Red Sox (52-51)
Pitching: RHP Josh Beckett (5-9, 4.57)
Pitching: RHP Justin Verlander (11-6, 2.60)
BOSTON (AP) -- The Red Sox acquired right-handed knuckleballer Steven Wright from the Cleveland Indians for first baseman Lars Anderson on Tuesday.
Wright was 9-6 with a 2.49 ERA at Double-A Akron. Boston, which had knuckleballer Tim Wakefield in its rotation for many years, assigned Wright to Double-A Portland.
The 27-year-old Wright has never pitched in the majors. In six minor...
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...
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...