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BOSTON –– The Red Sox have flexibility in the infield after all. On the heels of second baseman Dustin Pedroia's thumb injury, the team had Will Middlebrooks take grounders as a shortstop on Wednesday. But Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine has a method for his madness by trying his rookie third baseman in a new spot. "[Middlebrooks] was a good high school shortstop, so he can play another position," Valentine said. "It's something to have. He's going to take a grounder at shortstop -- because Mike [Aviles] has played second." It's an alternative to keep Middlebrooks' bat in the lineup....

Lars Anderson breaks scoreboard in MiLB game

Lars Anderson is one of those legendary minor league sluggers that will probably never get a job as a full-time major league player. But even so, occasionally such legendary power does something that just makes your jaw drop. Take for example, this prodigious blast that hit his own picture on the scoreboard and broke it. If the embedded video doesn't work, click here: &...

'Baseball Big Three' of David Ortiz, Kevin Youkilis, Will Middlebrooks Leads Way to Victory (Video)

Figuring out how to get Kevin Youkilis and Will Middlebrooks in the lineup together can be a headache at times, but they showed why it's worth it on Wednesday night. David Ortiz, Youk and Middlebrooks all homered and the Red Sox rallied against the Tigers to win 6-4 and take their third straight over Detroit. NESN Nation's Dan Duquette is in a basketball mood, so he's...

Taking Stock: Tigers - Red Sox series

After every series, we'll take stock of how each individual and group performance affects their overall value. Offense Ryan Sweeney: Ryan started the series off strong in game 1, then fell back down to where he started. He continues to impress, it is only a little more sporadic than a month ago. Daniel Nava: He complied a bunch of 1-hitters, and the 1 hit in the second game...

Daisuke Matsuzaka Shines in Rehab Start With Pawtucket Red Sox (Video)

Daisuke Matsuzaka may still be dealing with some post elbow surgery problems, but that's not keeping the veteran from making quality starts each time out in the minors. Matsuzaka returned to the mound on Wednesday night, less than a week since having his rehab clock turned back, throwing 5 1/3 innings at Pawtucket and only allowing two hits and a run in what turned out to be...

Jarrod Saltalamacchia's Performance Is Warranting An Invitation to the All-Star Game

BOSTON –– Even in losses, Jarrod Saltalamacchia continues to impress. By belting a solo shot to deep center in Thursday's 7-3 loss against the Tigers, the Red Sox catcher tallied his 10th shot of the year, signaling the second highest total on the team behind David Ortiz's 12 long balls. Saltalamacchia's home runs haven't been close calls, either. Just like in...

Got Twitter?

Got a twitter? Make sure you are following all the Red Sox players and prospects! Here are the correct twitter handles for players with an account! Carl Crawford: @CarlCrawford_ Jon Lester: @JLester31 Jacoby Ellsbury: @JacobyEllsbury David Ortiz: @davidortiz Adrian Gonzalez: @adriangon28 Will Middlebrooks: @middlebrooks Cody Ross: @IAmCodyRoss Andrew Bailey: @AndrewBailey40 Ryan...

Kevin Youkilis Gets Day Off as Will Middlebrooks Gets Start at Third Base in Toronto

Rumors swirled about Kevin Youkilis' future in Boston on Friday but while the unsubstantiated suggestions continue to roll in the third baseman will get a much-needed day off. Will Middlebrooks gets the start in his place at the hot corner, hitting sixth in the lineup. The hot-hitting Jarrod Saltalamacchia got a noticeable bump in the lineup as well on Friday, as Salty will hit...

Video: Big Papi Talks With Kevin Millar & Chris Rose on Intentional Talk

Before taking batting practice this afternoon, Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz took a few minutes of his time to talk with Kevin Millar and Chris Rose on Intentional Talk. I will only say this. This was one of the funniest interviews I've ever seen. Enjoy! {flvremote}{/flvremote} Follow Ian on Twitter @soxanddawgs. And be sure...

Beat Farming: Doubleheader night

Who has the time to keep up with all of the Sox minor league teams? We'll do all the work to keep you updated with the beat on the farm. Notable Performances: Mauro Gomez (1B): 2-for-4, 2 2B, RBI, R Clayton Mortensen (RP): 1.1 IP, 0 H, 3 K Box Score Notable Performances...

How we see it goin' down: Sox - Jays series

First Pitch: Friday 7:07, Saturday 1:07, Sunday 1:07 Arms: Friday: Clay Buchholz, RHP (4-2, 7.19 ERA) vs. Henderson Alvarez, RHP (3-4, 3.56 ERA) Saturday: Felix Doubront, LHP (5-2, 3.86 ERA) vs. Kyle Drabek, RHP (4-5, 4.55 ERA) Sunday: Daniel Bard, RHP (5-5, 4.56 ERA) vs. Drew Hutchison, RHP (4-2, 4.84 ERA)                                      Yard: Rogers...

Red Sox News & Notes - 5/30

Whenever Justin Verlander takes the mound for the Detroit Tigers, it's an event. He's so good that in any given start, he could possibly throw a no-hitter. Fortunately for the Boston Red Sox, that wasn't the case on Wednesday night in their 6-3 win. And it was the bat of Daniel Nava that was the big difference in that win. Nava came up in the 4th inning with the bases...

Daniel Nava Impresses in Second Red Sox Stint

The Red Sox have had injury woes this season, it is no secret. They have six outfielders currently on the disabled list; Ryan Kalish, Carl Crawford, Jason Repko, Jacoby Ellsbury, Cody Ross and Darnell McDonald. Ryan Sweeney was on the seven day concussion DL until a few days ago. The Red Sox have had to [...]

Game 2012.51: Tigers at Red Sox

23-27, 3rd place, 5.5 games behind CWS (who have won 8 in a row). Short and sweet for the Win. 1. Berry, CF 2. Boesch, RF 3. Cabrera, 3B 4. Fielder, 1B 5. Young, DH (Maybe Verlander should DH) 6. Avila, C 7. Peralta, SS 8. Kelly, LF 9. Worth, 2B  

Still Backing Strasburg!

Other games I was considering: Cards at Mets U7.5 Red Sox -112 over Toronto Tampa -144 over Baltimore
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