RED SOX RUMORS & GOSSIP

Hanley exits after taking pitch to toe

Red Sox first baseman Hanley Ramirez had to exit Tuesday night's game against the Rockies with a contusion on his right big toe. The injury occurred when Ramirez was plunked in the fourth inning on a pitch by lefty Jorge De La Rosa. X-rays were negative.
Via RedSox.com
16 minutes ago

Red Sox: Reliever Carson Smith has Tommy John surgery

BOSTON (AP) Red Sox reliever Carson Smith had season-ending Tommy John surgery on his right elbow on Tuesday, four days after an MRI revealed a tear in his ulnar collateral ligament. President of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said before Boston's game against the Colorado Rockies that Smith will need 11 to 14 months to recover. The procedure was performed by Dr. David Altchek...
Via Associated Press
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Live Chat: Rockies vs Red Sox Game 1

Ian Vescera (@Ian_Vescera)Contributing WriterPhoto via espn.comWelcome Sox fans to our inaugural Red Sox Life in-game chat! Tonight you will be joined by two staff writers of the site, Ryan Macleod (@RyanMacleod15) and myself, Ian Vescera (@Ian_Vescera). We will be here the whole night and we are ready to talk Red Sox baseball with you throughout the game. To contribute to the conversation...
Via RedSoxLife
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Perpetuate Goofy Hot Dog Recipe Contest

Just when you thought the lame 'Create The Next Fenway Frank' recipe contest was deservedly sent to the dustbin of history, it's baaaack! You, too, can compete for the $1,000 first place prize or the runner-up $500 purse! And, golly gee, your personal "recipe" will be served right at America's Most Cramped Ballpark! Good grief, how insufferable is this? In case you've forgotten your...
Via FenwayNation
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Are The American League’s Best Team

Entering today, the Boston Red Sox sit ten-games over .500 at 27-17 on the season. There is no arguing that Boston has the best offense in the American League far and away this season as they maintain a team .296 batting average. Pair with that the +66 run differential, the way the lineup grinds out at bats and gets on base top-to-bottom and the overall talent of the position players...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jackie Bradley, Jr. experiencing breakout campaign, but how?

In a season that certainly hasn’t lacked for intriguing storylines, one of the more remarkable situations thus far in 2016 has been the not-so-subtle emergence of Jackie Bradley, Jr. While the Boston Red Sox were expected to return to prominence after a noisy offseason, Bradley, Jr. was something of a wild card heading into the year, with a spot in the outfield no guarantee for...
Via The Outside Corner
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bill “Spaceman” Lee is running for governor of Vermont

Former MLB pitcher Bill “Spaceman” Lee had a strange career in the majors. He was an outspoken, bizarre individual that epitomized the 1970s. The 69-year old (obligatory “nice” reference) is back in the news with the announcement that he plans on running for governor of Vermont, and Lee’s platform may be best described as “unique”. The ex-Red Sox and Expos pitcher...
Via The Comeback
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

10 eye-popping stats from David Ortiz’s dominant 2016 season (so far)

David Ortiz’ 2016 season has been electrifying. Ortiz has been consistently great, posting a .408 on base percentage on the season. He’s had breakout moments, like his 4-for-4 performance on Sunday, which came just short of the cycle. He’s been clutch, as evidenced by a walk-off double in the Red Sox’ 6-5 win over the Astros on May 14. He’s been […] The post 10...
Via Boston.com
11 hours ago

Fenway’s Future: Bryce Brentz, Andrew Benintendi, Trey Ball and More

In this week’s Fenway’s Future we look at a pitcher and outfielder at Triple-A who are stuck in line on the depth chart and a pitcher at Double-A who has been dominating opponents. Additionally, we’ll dive into a potential turning point for a top-draft-pick at High-A, and a top prospect outfielder at Low-A who needs to improve his contact tool. Triple-A Pawtucket: Roenis Elias...
Via BP Boston
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

It's Time to Vote for your Many Red Sox All-Stars

(May 13, 2016 - Source: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images North America)Evan MarinofskyContributing WriterToday is May 23, our Boston Red Sox are tied for first place in the AL East with a record of 27-17, and it's time to start thinking about the All Star Game. The MLB has wanted you to vote since the end of April, but I think starting right about now is a good time to start thinking about...
Via RedSoxLife
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wouldja Please Make David Ortiz an Offer He Can’t Refuse and End This “Retirement” BS

For more than a decade, whenever hope seemed lost or we needed some kind of magic at the zero hour, David Ortiz has been the go-to guy with a capital G. I’ve honestly lost count of the many times he’s pulled our asses from the fire, but his propensity for doing it on the big stage is unrivaled in the franchise’s history. Down three games to none in the 2004 ALCS against the...
Via Surviving Grady
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rick Porcello Is Figuring Out His Fastballs

For one month early in the 2015 season, Rick Porcello, traditionally a sinkerballer whose fastball sits at 91, led with the four-seam. It was only the second month in Porcello’s career in which the sinker’s position as his primary pitch was usurped by the four-seam, and unlike the first instance of this happening, the magnitude of the shift was noticeable. It was the beginning...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Xander Bogaerts Is Also Putting Together A Solid Streak

(Boston Herald Photo)As MassLive.COM's Jen McCaffrey points out, there are two important active hitting streaks by Red Sox hitters. The obvious one is Jackie Bradley, Jr.'s 27-game streak—which is just 8 shy of breaking the all-time Red Sox record of 34 (held by Dom DiMaggio). But, somewhat under the radar, Xander Bogaerts has put together a 16-game streak (a career best for Bogie...
Via FenwayNation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Assessing the Red Sox’s Pitching Staff

The story of the Red Sox’s season has quickly become about the offense, and with good reason. The Sox have scored the most runs in baseball and are near the top in most offensive categories. David Ortiz has yet to age, Xander Bogaerts is becoming a star, Jackie Bradley Jr. is impossibly hot and the lineup is as deep as it’s been in years. There’s plenty to feel good about over...
Via BP Boston
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Recap - David Ortiz Lead Red Sox 12-Hit Attack Against Cleveland

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterDavid Ortiz was a triple short of the cycle, Jackie Bradley Jr. extended his hitting streak and Rick Porcello provided another good outing as the Red Sox beat Cleveland 5-2 on Sunday at Fenway Park.The win gave Boston another series win and put them ten games over .500.Photo courtesy of Getty ImagesOrtiz (pictured) singled, homered and doubled twice...
Via RedSoxLife
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackie Bradley Jr.’s Hitting Streak Will Probably Go On Forever

I’m sorry if I just jinxed him with that headline, but I am embracing JBJ mania with both hands. After two seasons in the cellar and the bad taste of the Jon Lester departure and the Pablo Sandoval arrival still lingering, the JBJ rebirth is a feel-good story to rival the citywide uplift of the 2013 World Series championship. A mere one year ago, Jackie Bradley Jr. was chasin’...
Via Surviving Grady
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Mookie Betts Breaks Out; Eduardo Rodriguez Makes Rehab Strides

BOSTON — With the way Jackie Bradley Jr. and Xander Bogaerts have been hitting, it’s easy to forget about Mookie Betts sometimes. But it was impossible to ignore the Red Sox right fielder Saturday at Fenway Park. That’s because Betts was a one-man wrecking crew against the Cleveland Indians, going 3-for-5 with two home runs, three runs scored and a career-high five RBIs to...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kelly takes no-hitter 6 2/3, Betts 2 HRs in Boston's win

BOSTON (AP) Joe Kelly pitched no-hit ball for 6 2/3 innings, Mookie Betts had a grand slam and a solo homer, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Cleveland Indians 9-1 on Saturday. Jackie Bradley Jr. extended his majors' best hitting streak to 26 games with an infield single. Dom DiMaggio owns the Red Sox record with a 34-game string in 1949. Kelly (2-0) came off the 15-day disabled...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: MLB agrees to raise strike zone, make intentional walks automatic

Major League Baseball could see more dramatic rule changes as early as next season. The league’s competition committee agreed at owners meetings this week to raise the bottom of the strike zone to the top of the hitter’s knees and to allow pitchers to issue automatic intentional walks without throwing a pitch, sources told ESPN’s Jayson Stark. The changes, which still would...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Blake Swihart Looks Comfortable In MLB Outfield Debut

BOSTON — It took all of four pitches to indoctrinate Blake Swihart as a left fielder at Fenway Park. Cleveland Indians designated hitter Carlos Santana led off Friday’s game against the Red Sox with a shot off the Green Monster in left. Swihart, starting his first major league game in the outfield, saw the ball bounce over his head on the return carom before center fielder...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

'Clay Pigeon' Falters Again, Red Sox Lose to Tribe, 4-2

(Getty Images)Once again, his teammates provided him a lead. And, once again, Clay Buchholz coughed it up. Staked to a 2-0 advantage, Buchholz hung a cupcake that turned into a three-run HR and sealed Boston's fate in an eventual 4-2 loss to The Tribe. The tall Texas righty is now 2-4 with a 5.92 ERA. Can AAA be far behind? The loss overshadowed Jackie Bradley, Jr. extending his...
Via FenwayNation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

What Jackie Bradley Jr. Figured Out

Jackie Bradley Jr. has been doing amazing things. To be absolutely clear, they’ve all been doing amazing things. Every last one of them. That 91 mile-per-hour sinker outside? Amazing. That opposite-field roller past the shortstop? Amazing. The reason we bother to pay attention in the first place is because everything that happens out there is amazing, performed by amazing players...
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Xander Bogaerts’ Continued Evolution

A little over a year ago, our fearless leader Ben Carsley asked the BP Boston staff and some other writers around the interwebs whether they preferred Xander Bogaerts or Mookie Betts. It’s a really interesting question, and one that I still think about often. At the time, I picked Bogaerts and didn’t really need to think too much about it. Since then, things have certainly changed...
Via BP Boston
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The emergence of Jackie Bradley Jr. for the Boston Red Sox

When the Boston Red Sox drafted Jackie Bradley Jr. they knew he could play great defense but his offense was a question mark. In his first three seasons where he played around 240 games, he struggled batting. He never had a batting average higher than a .249. Give credit to the Red Sox because they were very patient with Bradley and allowed him to get adjusted to playing in the Major...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell ejected for arguing balls and strikes (Video)

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell was ejected from Tuesday night's game against Kansas City for arguing balls and strikes.It happened in the top of the seventh inning with one out as Mookie Betts had just taken a first pitch for a called strike. Home plate umpire Bill Miller must have heard some grumbling from the Red Sox dugout before the next pitch was thrown, because the next...
Via Holdout Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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