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The memories most Red Sox fans share about J.D. Drew are not exactly fond ones. His younger brother hopes to make a different impression this season — his first in Boston. Stephen Drew will almost certainly be the Sox’ Opening Day shortstop, as manager John Farrell says the 29-year-old is fully recovered from an ankle injury suffered in 2011 that has hampered him during the last two seasons. “There seems to be no ill effect of the ankle injury,” Farrell said Sunday. “Through his ground-ball work, through the team defense that we’ve run through so far, he’s very particular and just looking for feedback. … He’s very meticulous in his work.” For more on Drew, plus a look at promising outfield prospect Jackie Bradley Jr., check out the video above.

Your Morning Dump...Where Nava could be in the mix at first

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. That could be an important spot, since starting first baseman Mike Napoli is not a great defender and the Sox would like someone who could serve as a late-inning defensive replacement. Also, Napoli'...

Junichi Tazawa could be the ace the Red Sox have been searching for

If you look closely to the Red Sox pitching staff you could find one hidden gem, without much fanfare. 26 year old Junichi Tazawa is now three years removed from Tommy John surgery, and maybe he is the ace the Sox have been searching for. Back in 2007 Craig Shipley and Jon Dibble of the Red Sox were the first scouts to see Tazawa in an industrial league in Japan. One game  they...

Red Sox Knuckleballer Steven Wright Ready to Work With Tim Wakefield, Appreciative of Support

Steven Wright has bounced around the minors for years. Now, as Wright embarks on another spring training, he’s turning to someone who carved out a very successful big league career for some advice. Wright, who was acquired by the Red Sox last July, will soon meet Tim Wakefield. The two presumably will discuss the art of the knuckleball, which Wright began throwing as his primary...

Andrew Bailey Hits ‘Shot of the Century’ to Defeat David Ortiz in Beautyrest Baggo Classic (Video)

The first round of the Beautyrest Baggo Classic is nearing its conclusion, and Andrew Bailey may have provided us with the highlight of the competition. The reliever knocked in a pair of bean bags with a single toss on Monday, making up for his one-point effort in the first round and vaulting him into a tie with Mike Napoli for third place. The second man to go, David Ortiz, may...

Dustin Pedroia May Have Joined Twitter, According to Will Middlebrooks and Andrew Bailey

Is Dustin Pedroia finally on Twitter? That’s the scuttlebutt on Tuesday morning. According to a tweet by Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks, the Laser Show is in fact finally on board with the social media network — but not without some controversy. Alright people. Pedroia has a twitter. @15Lasershow . Idk if the world is ready for this..... But I am.— Will Middlebrooks...

Red Sox Injury News: Mike Napoli, David Ortiz

The Boston Red Sox are looking for a bounce-back year in 2013.  For that to happen, their stars will need to be happy.  The team gave David Ortiz a two-year deal this offseason despite his achilles problems, and they gave Mike Napoli a one-year deal despite his hip concerns.  Both players have arrived in camp, and both are looking healthy. According to Alex Speier of WEEI...

Don Orsillo, Jerry Remy, Jenny Dell Drop by Warwick Mall, Talk Red Sox With Kids on Final Day of NESN Tour (Photos)

It was a wild ride, but the NESN Spring Training Kickoff Tour has come to a close. Fortunately, that means we’re that much closer to Opening Day. Don Orsillo, Jerry Remy and Jenny Dell concluded their four-day tour by spending an eventful day in Rhode Island that included a number of stops, plenty of laughs and now countless memories. The crew kicked off the day in Providence,...

Shane Victorino Looks to Bounce Back, While Helping Red Sox Rebound as Well

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Like the Boston Red Sox, Shane Victorino is looking to rebound. The Flyin’ Hawaiian was dealt from Philadelphia to the Los Angeles Dodgers last summer and wound up hitting .255 — 20 points below his career average — with 11 homers and 39 RBIs. “There was a lot on my plate,” he said. “There were things you can’t control. And I try to control those...

Video: David Ortiz Visits The Baseball Show Set

On Monday night, Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz stopped by the CSN New England 'The Baseball Show" to talk about many different things in the two videos below. To see the second video, please click on the continue reading button below if you're on the home page. Follow Ian on Twitter @soxanddawgs. And...

Video: Behind The Scenes at 2013 Red Sox Photo Day

The Boston Red Sox held their annual 2013 photo day on Sunday and while I haven't finished compiling the whole team's pictures just yet, here's a behind the scenes look. Your browser does not support iframes. Follow Ian on Twitter @soxanddawgs. And be sure to like us on Facebook as well.

Video: Ryan Dempster Adds Leadership & Laughter To Red Sox Rotation

CSN New England's Jessica Moran takes a look at the leadership and laughter that new Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Ryan Dempster to brings to the rotation and the team. Follow Ian on Twitter @soxanddawgs. And be sure to like us on Facebook as well.

Ben Cherington gives his opinion on Jacoby Ellsbury as a distraction

Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington took all of 38 seconds to discuss Jacoby Ellsbury and the possibility that the injury-prone center fielder could be a distraction to the team this season. Cherington gave a canned and somewhat boring answer when asked about his prized leadoff hitter, but that’s not to say Cherington isn't thinking long term. With Ellsbury under a one...

Andrew Bailey Confident About Making Transition From Closer to Setup Role (Video)

Last season was a frustrating one for Red Sox reliever Andrew Bailey. After two All-Star seasons in Oakland, Bailey was expected to take over as Boston’s new closer in 2012 until a thumb injury forced him out until August and limited him to just 15.1 innings all season. Though the Sox’ closer spot is now held by newcomer Joel Hanrahan, Bailey comes into this season fully healthy...

Dustin Pedroia gets a twitter, relying on teammates to help him “use this thing”

There are way too many new people on twitter whoneed help using it, despite it being the most simplistic invention in internet history. You tweet. You follow. You read. That’s about it. My book on the process is coming out shortly. Here are his first six tweets, which include a cry out for help in finding Jim Rome. Nature boy… — DP (@15Lasershow)...
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