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Craig Kimbrel Returns To Mound, Throws First Bullpen Session Of Spring Training

Craig Kimbrel was an All-Star in his first season with the Boston Red Sox, but that doesn’t tell the whole story. The closer had his ups and downs in his first season in Boston, as he posted a 3.40 ERA, which was the highest in his career. But spring training presents a chance for Kimbrel and all the Red Sox to start fresh, and that’s exactly what he got to do Wednesday when...
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Kimbrel hoping to make mechanical tweak

Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel is probably just a mechanical tweak or two away from regaining the dominance he has displayed for nearly his entire career.
3 days ago

Roster Recap: Craig Kimbrel’s So-So First Impression

Welcome to BP Boston’s second annual Roster Recap series. Over the next few months, we’ll be analyzing every player on Boston’s 40-man roster and many of their top prospects in order to provide a comprehensive overview of the Red Sox roster’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as what we can expect moving forward. From MVP-candidate right fielders to reserve relievers, we...
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December 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Craig Kimbrel’s Mechanical Issues Not A Concern, Coaches Say

BOSTON — Craig Kimbrel’s last four outings have been shaky, but the Red Sox aren’t worried about their hard-throwing closer going into the postseason. Kimbrel earned the 4-3 loss Saturday against the Toronto Blue Jays after a leadoff walk to left fielder Michael Saunders ended with pinch-runner Dalton Pompey scoring the game-winning run in the ninth inning. Walks have been...
October 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Why Is Craig Kimbrel Walking More Batters?

The Red Sox are a very good team. They currently have a one-game division lead and have a three-game cushion for a postseason spot. Bad teams don’t put themselves in that kind of position. On the other hand, the Red Sox are a very frustrating team. Like most frustrating baseball teams, their biggest issue lies in the bullpen. Overall on the season, the numbers aren’t too bad...
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September 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Craig Kimbrel Throws Successful Bullpen, Could Make Rehab Stint Saturday

BOSTON — The Red Sox could be getting their All-Star closer back sooner than expected. Craig Kimbrel threw a 25-pitch bullpen off the game mound at Fenway Park on Monday, marking another positive step in his rehab from a torn left meniscus that required surgery on July 11. According to Red Sox manager John Farrell, everything went off without a hitch. “Good bullpen,” Farrell...
July 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Craig Kimbrel to undergo knee surgery, out 3-6 weeks

Sometimes, we must be reminded that Craig Kimbrel is indeed a mortal man. According to a report by Evan Drellich of the Boston Herald on Saturday, the Red Sox closer will undergo surgery to repair cartilage in his left knee and is expected to miss the next three to six weeks of action. Craig Kimbrel to have surgery to repair cartilage in left knee. Out 3-6 weeks — Evan Drellich...
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July 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Craig Kimbrel Takes Home Loss After Allowing Two-Run Double In Extra Innings

Criag Kimbrel’s last two relief appearances prior to Monday’s 3-1 loss in extra innings to the Chicago White Sox couldn’t have gone much better. But his third straight day of work was a different story. The Red Sox closer allowed two runs on two hits, including Jose Abreu’s eventual game-winning double, before being pulled after 2/3 innings of work in the 10th. Hear what...
June 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Craig Kimbrel Showed a Changeup

There’s a difference between saying a pitcher has a changeup, and saying a pitcher throws a changeup. Pretty much every pitcher has a changeup — all it takes is once or twice having messed around with the grip and the delivery. If a guy has thrown a changeup, and remembers what he did, it could be said the same guy has a changeup. But to say a guy throws a changeup — that...
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November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

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