Found April 08, 2014 on Surviving Grady:
PLAYERS: Ryan Roberts
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
Tonight, we get our first look at Ryan Roberts as a member of the Boston Red Sox, as he’ll be starting at third base and batting eighth. Hopefully he can shake things up a bit at the bottom of the order because, Bradley notwithstanding, that Herrara/Pierzynski combo leading back to Nava is killing me slowly. Or course, Roberts is most famous for being covered in tattoos and looking more like a guy who moonlights for the Jim Rose Circus than a pro baseballer. A casual search of “Ryan Roberts tattoos” calls up roughly ten million images, many suitable for framing. He’s even nicknamed “The Tatman,” which is awesome, although someone nicknamed “the Hits With RISP Man” would be of inestimably greater value right now. Regardless, I look forward to watching Roberts’ maiden voyage with the Sox, and hope he does well. And as awesome as his tatts may be, I just can;t imagine him having anything cooler than this. The post The Tatman Cometh appeared first on Surviving Grady.

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...

Boston Red Sox Prospect Analysis: Mookie Betts

In the 2011 MLB draft, the Red Sox were applauded for their first round picks. They selected: Matt Barnes, Blake Swihart, Henry Owens, and Jackie Bradley Jr. All four of these men were considered great picks as Barnes dominated the Big East, Swihart was considered the best catcher in the draft, Owens drew comparisons to Randy Johnson, and Bradley led the Gamecocks to a national championship...

Red Sox Face Potentially Overcrowded Outfield

Jackie Bradley, Jr. could make things tough for Ben Cherington. The young outfielder has had a recent offensive surge—and turned in a string of stellar plays in the field. Once Shane Victorino returns from the DL, Boston will face a version of Outfield Musical Chairs—with Daniel Nava, Jonny Gomes, Grady Sizemore, Victorino and Bradley all trying to squeeze into four spots. And...

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...

Papi And Peavy Provide Powerful Series Win

(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)They had lost four of five on their opening homestand. They were behind 2-1 in the bottom of the eighth—down to their last five outs. 'Who ya gonna call?' How about that Papi guy? With runners on the corners and one out, David Ortiz lifted a towering fly ball well above Pesky Pole down the right-field line. "If it stays fair....

Red Sox Injury Updates: Craig Breslow, Shane Victorino, Will Middlebrooks

The reigning World Series champions are off to a slow start at 3-5.  A surprising 1-4 at home so far this season, they play the Texas Rangers in the rubber match of a three game set later this afternoon.  The Red Sox have at least one player coming to help today with the other two starting the process soon.Craig BreslowThe Red Sox haven't had the left-hander available yet...

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...

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...

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...

White House Displeased With Papi's Selfie

Apparently, we have not heard the end of The Selfie Heard 'Round The World. White House lawyers are not happy about the David Ortiz-President Obama selfie being exploited for commercial reasons by Samsung. Reportedly, the company is going to get a talking to from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Said senior Obama adviser Dan Pfeiffer, "...perhaps maybe this will be the end of all...

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.

Ortiz homer leads Red Sox to win over Rangers

Ortiz homer leads Red Sox to win over Rangers.

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...
Red Sox News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.