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Red Sox recall RHP Wright; option RHP Ramirez

BOSTON (AP) The Red Sox have bolstered their bullpen by recalling right-hander Steven Wright from Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday. To make room, they optioned Friday's loser Noe Ramirez to Pawtucket. The 30-year old Wright (3-2) is with the club for the fourth time this season. The knuckleballer has started four games and worked out of the bullpen seven times. Ramirez, selected from...
Via AP on Fox
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox activate Shane Victorino from the disabled list

The Boston Red Sox have just made a slew of transactions involving the disabled list in the last two days. They have activated Shane Victorino, who has missed most of the season, appearing in just 20 games to date. Ryan Hanigan, veteran catcher was also activated off of the 60-day DL. They placed rookie catcher Blake Swihart on the DL with left foot sprain, and to make room for Victorino...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Pregame Notes 07/03/15

The Boston Red Sox (37-44) take on the best team in the American League and second best team in the majors, the Houston Astros (47-34) in the first of three games Friday. 
Via CLNS Radio
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Recap - Sox put a beatdown on the Blue Jays

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterThe Red Sox scored eight runs on nine hits in the top of the first inning en route to an 12-6 win over the Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre. Toronto starter Matt Boyd didn't even stick around long enough to record an out in that first inning.Photo courtesy of the Boston Red SoxThe win gave Boston a 5-2 record on the road trip as they come home for the...
Via RedSoxLife
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Alejandro De Aza — Minor move a major hit for Boston Red Sox

When the Boston Red Sox acquired Alejandro De Aza on June 3, no one really took notice. Boston was 24-30, which was good enough for last place in the American League East, and De Aza was batting .214 on the season with the Baltimore Orioles. This trade looked like nothing more than an irrelevant team picking up a depth player. Somebody didn’t tell De Aza this however. De Aza came...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox GM: 'Time to think about' team being sellers

      This embed is invalid   " /> The Boston Red Sox aren’t ready to place a label on themselves just yet. They still could pursue major league players at the trade deadline or they could sell off pieces with an eye toward the future. Either way, it’s clear general manager Ben Cherington is at least considering the latter route with the Red Sox entering...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Game 81 Preview: Red Sox at Blue Jays

The Red Sox officially get to the half way point of their season tonight and will attempt to win back to back series against divisional opponents. The Sox will send Wade Miley (7-7 4.38) to the hill before they head back to Boston for a holiday series against the Astros. The Jays will have rookie Matt Boyd (0-1 5.40) who is making just his 2nd career start, but that has always seemed...
Via RedSoxLife
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Case For Alejandro De Aza As Everyday Left Fielder

The words "Alejandro De Aza" and "everyday left fielder for the Red Sox" weren't expected to go together this season. But why has he become the best option for the suddenly surging Red Sox?
Via CLNS Radio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz vehemently denies that his bat speed is declining

Last rites were being read on David Ortiz’s illustrious major league career when he stumbled out of the gates this season. This prompted the Boston Red Sox slugger, 39, to feel compelled on numerous occasions to vehemently deny that Father Time at long last had caught up with him. A rudimentary look at his statistics...Read More The post David Ortiz vehmently blasts notion that...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Beat:Why is Justin Masterson on the Mound and Brian Johnson Still in Pawtucket?

Jared Scali returned to the Red Sox Beat this week and was ready to talk Brian Johnson, Justin Masterson and all things Red Sox. Plus, he makes a special announcement. 
Via CLNS Radio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Could Still Win It All: A Totally Sober Guy Explains

There is no place that hope springs eternal with greater fervor or frequency than the mind of a Red Sox fan. Case in point: After watching them lose seven in a row and receive last rites, I took the recent series wins against Tampa Bay and Kansas City as a sign that these guys may not yet have played their best baseball. In fact, now that we’ve taken the first two in this series...
Via Surviving Grady
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Should Alejandro De Aza Start Over Hanley Ramirez?

Alejandro De Aza has been a bright spot for the Boston Red Sox since joining the team in early June. Last July, when the Boston Red Sox acquired Yoenis Cespedes in a trade with the Oakland Athletics involving Jon Lester, I was excited about the slugger’s future here in Boston. But in the offseason, the Red Sox decided to sign free agent shortstop-turned left-fielder Hanley Ramirez...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackie Bradley Jr. Hits First Homer Of 2015; David Ortiz Crushes Another (Videos)

Jackie Bradley Jr. is better known for his elite defense, but the Boston Red Sox outfielder came out swinging against the Toronto Blue Jays. Bradley worked a full count before smacking a home run to right field off right-hander Marco Estrada in the second inning of Tuesday’s game. The solo shot put the Red Sox up 3-0 and was Bradley’s first homer of the season. Not...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Moves the Red Sox Should Make

The Red Sox are not a good baseball team, and that’s putting it likely. Although they have the talent to make a run to the top of the AL East, it does not look likely. With that, they should start looking ahead to the future, and building for 2016 and beyond.End the Hanley Ramirez LF Experiment View image | gettyimages.com Hanley Ramirez has been terrible in left field...
Via TopSportsReport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox sign first-round draft pick Andrew Benintendi

Andrew Benintendi agrees with Boston. (Photo/Arkansas Athletics)It took longer then most wanted it to, but the Boston Red Sox have finally signed their 2015 first-round draft pick. Outfielder Andrew Benintendi, the seventh overall pick in the draft, has agreed with the Red Sox to a full-slot bonus of $3,590,400, according to MLB.com’ Jim Callis. Benintendi has been milling around...
Via Mill City Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval Jumps to Hit Ball at Eyes

Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval has never really had great plate discipline when batting. However, he last night reached a new high –...
Via Athlon Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

For Red Sox, Getting Clayed is Now Officially a Good Thing

Look, I made this silly-ass meme back when Clay Buchholz was pitching, as Robert California might say, like “some ineffectual, privileged, effete, soft-penis debutante.” It made me laugh and, hey, any excuse to work Caddyshack into the mix. Now, however, the joke may be on me. Since a rather inauspicious start, The Face That Launched A Thousand Nightmares is suddenly pitching...
Via Surviving Grady
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Lineup Tonight Versus The Blue Jays

Here is tonight's Red Sox lineup for tonight's game at SkyDome (erroneously re-named as Rogers Centre): Mookie Betts CF, Brock Holt 2B, Xander Bogaerts SS, David Ortiz DH, Pablo Sandoval 3B, Mike Napoli 1B, Alejandro De Aza LF, Sandy Leon C, Jackie Bradley Jr. RF. Clay Buchholz will take the hill tonight for The Carmine Hose.
Via FenwayNation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Recalling Boston's First DH—Orlando Cepeda

Hall of Famer Orlando Cepeda played 17 seasons in the big leagues—mostly with the Giants (nine years). But in his penultimate season of 1973, he was the very first Designated Hitter for the Boston Red Sox. When American League owners decided on the DH rule, the 35-year old Cepeda was given a new lease on baseball life. Cepeda played in 120 games for Boston that year, and produced...
Via FenwayNation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Hanley's Hand May Land Him On Disabled List

(NESN)Hanley Ramirez is back in Boston today for further tests on his injured left hand. He was hit by a line drive last Wednesday, and has not played since. Initial tests indicated (CATScan, X-Rays) that the hand was not broken, but further discomfort indicated the need for more testing—specifically an MRI. The team needs to make a decision soon, so the left-fielder may wind up...
Via FenwayNation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Masterson Bests Archer in His Return to the Mound

The Red Sox came into the rubber game hoping to squeak out a win.  The Sox recently named Justin Masterson as the starter when they sent Joe Kelly down to Pawtucket.  Masterson hasn’t started a game in 6 weeks and had been added to the bullpen for depth until the recent change.  Masterson wouldn’t have an easy opponent either with Chris Archer who has the lowest ERA in the...
Via Fenway West
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Clay Buchholz – trade bait or ace?

By the conclusion of last year’s trade deadline, the Boston Red Sox had completed a flurry of deals that shipped off four of their five starting pitchers. The only one remaining? Clay Buchholz. Clay Buchholz Clay Buchholz, the Jekyll and Hyde of pitchers. Clay Buchholz, the notoriously inconsistent pitcher with the ability to contend for the Cy Young and lose a game in spectacular...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Lucchino: Red Sox not giving up on season yet

    This embed is invalid   " /> The war isn’t over for the Boston Red Sox. Although Boston sits 10 games under .500 (33-43) and nine games back in the American League East entering Sunday, Red Sox president and CEO Larry Lucchino still fully expects the club to turn things around this season. “There’s no reason, and no requirement, that we throw a white...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Even Mookie Betts Finds Rick Porcello’s Starts Forgettable

Last night, something truly wondrous happened: Multi-millionaire Rick Porcello took the hill for the Red Sox and we didn’t lose. Rick did do his best to keep the Rays in the game, however, generously allowing them to tie the game after the Sox clawed out an early lead thanks to runs driven in by the likes of Jackie Bradley Jr and Alejandro De Aza. The game ended up going into...
Via Surviving Grady
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackie Bradley up to his old tricks again in the outfield

Bradley Jr's throw in the top of the ninth gave the Red Sox a much needed chance at a comeback. Unfortunately, no one else helped the cause in the ninth and Boston fell 8-6Pete LepakRedSoxLife Contributing Writer Boston, Ma- It was one of those games where you had to be there to feel the energy. Fortunately, I sat in the center-field bleachers and got to see it all with my own...
Via RedSoxLife
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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