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Rusney In Red Sox Lineup For First Time In '15

Rusney Castillo is in tonight's Red Sox lineup—for the first time in 2015. After spending some time on the disabled list and playing in 18 games for the PawSox, Castillo will play right field tonight and bat eighth. Here is tonight's full lineup: Betts CF,  Pedroia 2B, Ortiz DH, Ramirez LF, Bogaerts SS, Napoli 1B, Holt 3B, Castillo RF, Swihart C. Rick Porcello gets the start for Boston.
Via FenwayNation
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sox Lack of Run Support Means Another Loss

The Red Sox came into the game with the series tied and were hoping for a series win.  Clay Buchholz was on the mound for the Sox and in his last few outings he has looked much more like the promising pitcher we need him to be.  Buchholz struggled some in the early innings, but he was able to get into the 8th and give the team a quality start.  Unfortunately he didn’t get much...
Via Fenway West
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pivotal Series Ahead For Boston Red Sox

ANAHEIM, CA – AUGUST 08: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox jokes with Albert Pujols #5 and Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim before the game on August 8, 2014 at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Matt Brown/Angels Baseball LP/Getty Images) The Boston Red Sox enter the weekend sitting in 4th place in the American League East with a...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Farrell 'not ruling anything out' as Red Sox's struggles persist

BOSTON — What can the Red Sox do to snap themselves out of the funk they currently find themselves in? John Farrell is open to suggestions. The Boston manager was unable to provide any concrete solutions for his team’s struggles — which have been particularly dire in the run-scoring department — after it dropped a 2-1 decision to the Texas Rangers on Thursday night. ...
Via NESN.com
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox: Lefty Woes Continue, Drop Series Finale 3-1

Despite settling down after a rough first inning and pitching into the eighth, Clay Buchholz received no help from his punchless offense as Boston wasted a strong outing and lost the series finale to the Rangers 3-1.
Via CLNS Radio
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox aquire Cornely from Braves for cash

David Tulls/APConor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)Contributing WriterThe Red Sox have added another younbg arm by acquiring John Cornley from the Atlanta Braves, according to NESN. Cornely has very limited big league experience, spending last year with Atlanta's Double-A team in Mississippi (7-3, 2.49 ERA) and this year in Triple-A Gwinnett (24 K's in 18.1 innings and a 4.42 ERA).According...
Via RedSoxLife
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Thursday Links: What are the Red Sox doing to Jackie Bradley?

Photo credit: Kelly O’Connor In case you forgot, Jackie Bradley Jr. is still occupying a spot on the Red Sox 25-man roster. Since being recalled from triple-A Pawtucket on May 10th, the center fielder has appeared in 6 games, and has spent the bulk of his 2 week stay on the bench. Still at the relatively young age of 25, it is too early for Boston to proclaim that Bradley Jr....
Via Fire Brand AL
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox: Why it’s time for Rusney Castillo

The Boston Red Sox started off the 2015 season with high hopes. The newly acquired Hanley Ramirez could do no wrong, smashing ten homeruns and 24 runs batted in through the month of April. The other big addition to the lineup, Pablo Sandoval, got off to a great start as well, hitting .312 in April. Mookie Betts also stepped up big time, easily becoming one of the biggest surprises...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Prospect Pulse: Yoan Moncada’s Debut

Well, folks, the long awaited debut of Yoan Moncada has finally come to pass, but it brought with it surprisingly few fireworks. Moncada’s first start with the Low-A Greenville Drive came on Monday where he went 0-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored. Yesterday Moncada recorded his first hit and RBI by going 1-for-5 while also striking out twice.  Seeing as this is the ultimate...
Via Baseball Professor
2 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz worked the drive-thru at New Hampshire Dunkin’ Donuts (pic/vid)

When Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz hangs up his cleats for the last time and retires after a storied MLB career, his quality performance while working the drive-thru at a Dunkin’ Donuts in Salem, N.H., certainly indicates he may have his post-retirement part-time job already lined up. Ortiz, with a name tag reading “Big...Read More The post David Ortiz wored the drive-thru...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Castillo, Craig and Kazmir could bolster Red Sox

Considering the widely publicized pitching woes and the unexpectedly anemic offense, it could be worse for the Boston Red Sox. Almost a quarter of the 2015 regular season is complete, and the team favored by many pundits to win the American League East title is 19-20 and 2.5 games behind the New York Yankees. With the trade deadline still more than two months away, and most teams...
Via Baseball News Source
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Boston Red Sox beyond repair or help?

Things aren’t going well for the Boston Red Sox in 2015. They were something of a media darling entering the offseason after spending boatloads of cash in free agency to upgrade their lineup and making some aggressive trades to round out their rotation. Many had them down as the favorites to represent the American League in the World Series if not win the whole dang thing. Yet...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Outright Allen Craig, Now Off 40-Man Roster

After being optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on May 10, Allen Craig cleared waivers and has been outrighted by Boston.
Via CLNS Radio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Allen Craig Outrighted To Triple-A After Clearing Waivers

Allen Craig has been removed from the Boston Red Sox’s 40-man roster and outrighted to Triple-A Pawtucket after passing unclaimed through waivers, the team announced Monday. The outfielder/first baseman had been unable to gain any steam at the plate since his July 2014 trade from the St. Louis Cardinals, batting .130 (19-for-146) with two home runs and four RBIs in 53 games with...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Should Rusney Castillo get called up?

Ian Vescera (@Ian_Vescera)Contributing Writer While the Boston Red Sox outfield continues to struggle at the plate, a certain 72.5 million dollar outfielder is hitting his stride for the Pawtucket Red Sox. Rusney Castillo is hitting .304 with 2 homers, 9 RBIs, and 6 steals in 17 games down in Triple A. He has overcome numerous injuries that plagued him early on and now is finally...
Via RedSoxLife
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rrading for Tulowitzki not the answer for the Red Sox

Bill Foley ( @Foles74)Contributing Writer When looking at the problems plaguing the Red Sox offense, the Globe’s Nick Cafardo mentioned the possibility of trading for Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki. A Red Sox official answered “probably not” when asked if the Sox were willing to make such a trade, according to Cafardo. That is a good thing. What the Red Sox don’t need...
Via RedSoxLife
4 days ago  |  Discuss

19-Year Old Moncada Becomes A Pro Tonight

(Brynn Anderson / AP)The Red Sox laid out $63 million for Yoan Moncada. Tonight, we will begin to see if that investment was worthwhile. The 19-year old Cuban phenom starts his pro career tonight for Boston's Single-A Affiliate Greenville Drive. The infielder—rated as the team's #1 prospect—is likely to start at second base. Boston eased the youngster into game play to make the...
Via FenwayNation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Xander Bogaerts Sliding Into First is the Sole Highlight from Yesterday’s Red Sox Game

The Red Sox have just completed a 10 game road trip in which they went 5-5. Not bad on paper; in a perfect world, you win most of your home games and try to at least break even on the road. What’s alarming, however, is the run production of late. Or lack of, I should say. Over the course of those 10 road games in Toronto, Oakland and Seattle, the Sox scored 23 runs, which is...
Via Surviving Grady
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Big potential after mediocre start

About a quarter through the 2015 MLB season, the Boston Red Sox are playing decidedly mediocre baseball. They sit at 18-20, three and a half games back of the division-leading New York Yankees. It’s been a disappointing result so far for a team that invested heavily in revamping its lineup during the offseason. The Red Sox managed to lure free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mariners fans chant 'Brady cheated' to Red Sox

The Red Sox were in Seattle this weekend for a series against the Mariners and fans at Safeco Field didn’t pass up the opportunity to voice their feelings about Tom Brady. During the sixth inning of Saturday night’s game, a chorus of “Brady cheated” could clearly be heard with Brock Holt up to bat. Brady...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Porcello Outpitches The King

The Boston Red Sox sent Rick Porcello to the hill on Saturday night, and he walked away the victor against one of baseball’s best starters, Felix Hernandez. The Red Sox claimed a 4-2 victory and also handed the King his first loss of the season. Boston improved to 18-19 on the season and they’ll look to get back to .500 and take the series over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox GM Ben Cherington refutes Jackie Bradley Jr. trade offer

The Boston Red Sox knew they were going to have a crowded outfield entering the 2015 season and it looks like they tried to adress that issue this offseason.
Via CLNS Radio
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Red Sox nearing deal with Cuban infielder

    This embed is invalid   " /> The Boston Red Sox reportedly are on the verge of tapping back into the international market.   The Red Sox are close to finalizing a minor league contract with Cuban infielder Yoilan Cerse, a source told MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez. CSNNE.com’s Sean McAdam, citing an industry source, confirmed Sanchez’s report Friday night...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Another Strong Start, Another Sox Win

The Red Sox headed to Seattle to face off against the Mariners in a 4 game series to finish off their west coast stretch.  The Sox had Joe Kelly on the mound who struggled mightily in his last start.  Kelly would not end up with the win, but he sure had himself a nice outing.  The Sox were able to get the go ahead run in the 9th inning and Koji Uehara did his magic and brought...
Via Fenway West
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rusney Castillo Suffers New Injury On Wednesday

Rusney CastilloRusney Castillo—the man the Red Sox signed for $72.5 million—is injured again. After just recently returning from a shoulder injury, the outfielder hurt his ankle on an awkward slide in yesterday's AAA game. Apparently, the injury is not serious—although Castillo has missed most of this year to maladies. Pawtucket manager Kevin Boles stated, "After the history...
Via FenwayNation
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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