Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts is now ready for liftoff to the World Baseball Classic.
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Jose Martinez, who is trying to win a bench spot for the Cardinals, clubbed a pair of two-run homers to fuel his split squad to a 7-2 victory over the Red Sox on Monday afternoon at JetBlue Park.
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FORT MYERS, Fla. – Red Sox manager John Farrell said that Hanley Ramirez is still experiencing soreness in his throwing shoulder, but it hasn’t reached the point where he’ll have to undergo any tests. In fact Ramirez is getting ready to leave camp for his WBC duties later this week. Farrell said Ramirez doesn’t feel […]
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Sandy Leon remains the front-runner to be the catcher for the Red Sox on Opening Day. But before making a final decision, manager John Farrell would like to see the switch-hitter get back to the offensive approach he had in June and July before slumping down the stretch.
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Way back in September of 2013, we brought you a story about a new "nap room" for Red Sox players at Fenway. Since they went on to win the World Series that year, not much controversy was stirred by the issue. Now, it appears that the team is embarking on a major renovation of the clubhouse sleep area—complete with a sort of sleep consulting firm called Bedgear to "customize" the...
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As Spring Training gets underway in earnest, we are reminded that teams and players are busy finding any and all competitive advantages possible. It appears that the Boston Red Sox are choosing to focus on one area few teams are taking very serious — sleep.Yes, if you are a member of the Red Sox roster, you can expect the team to actually encourage you to nap. They have been serious...
The number of games Hanley Ramirez was expected to play at first base this year were relatively few. Now, with multiple reports of right shoulder soreness, that number may have dwindled to none. If the issue persists, it might actually impact some roster decisions—for example, Sam Travis may have a better shot at making the club as added first-base insurance (which could win up...
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(USAToday Sports)After dogging it to first base on a ground ball last Thursday, Rusney Castillo yesterday gave Red Sox management another reason to have buyer's remorse on the soon-to-be-30-year-old OF. After singling in the seventh inning to load the bases, Castillo motored to third base on an ensuing hit. He was easily gunned down. Two runs scored ahead of him—making it a 4...
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Unless Sandy Leon or Christian Vazquez suffers a spring training mishap, Blake Swihart will start the season as the primary catcher at Triple A Pawtucket. And that’s probably where he needs to start. For Swihart, the issue is getting comfortable defensively. After a wasted year in which he was moved to left field and then […]
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Let me be the first to admit that I’m well aware how much of an exercise in futility trying to assign Brock Holt to one position is. His value intrinsically lies in the fact that he plays multiple positions. A 28-year-old with a career .272/.332/.373 slash line is one thing; one that can do that while being defensively serviceable, both in the infield and outfield, is another thing...
The Boston Red Sox are loaded heading into the 2017 season. An offseason trade for Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale added to an already star-studded pitching rotation featuring Cy Young winner Rick Porcello and David Price. Jackie Bradley Jr. and Xander Bogarts lead a stacked lineup into Boston's first season without David Ortiz manning the cleanup spot. The Red Sox are also flush...
The Boston Red Sox made arguably the biggest move this offseason by trading a haul of prospects to the Chicago White Sox for their ace, Chris Sale. There’s no doubt that Chris Sale is one of the better pitchers in the entire MLB. Adding one of the best pitchers in baseball to an already great starting rotation including the most recent Cy Young Award winner in Rick Porcello along...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – A tweet, that’s all it was. A retweet of an on-line article from ABC 7 Chicago that said, “South Elgin boy, 12, out of coma, after allegedly beaten by classmate.”Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo said this: Henry Sembdner’s father, also named Henry, did not see the tweet. At the time, the elder Sembdner did not have a Twitter account. A friend called...
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Mookie Betts takes his job very seriously, but that doesn’t mean he can’t have fun doing it.The Boston Red Sox right fielder turned in an incredible 2016 campaign, batting .318 with 42 doubles, 31 home runs and 113 RBIs while also coming in second place in American League MVP voting, playing in his first All-Star Game and winning a Gold Glove. And he’s already showing off...
Derek Jeter knows talent when he sees it, no matter the uniform.The former New York Yankees shortstop finished up his annual Captain’s Camp on Tuesday with the franchise’s minor leaguers, ending it with dinner at a Tampa, Fla., restaurant. Jeter held a little Q&A for the young guys, too, and that’s when left-handed pitching prospect Justus Sheffield asked No. 2 who his...
The designated hitter has been around for more than 40 years. Still, it remains one of the more hotly debated topics in baseball. Responding to a question from Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer about what rules people would like to see changed, Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander offered his two cents. Verlander made two points here. One is hard to argue with. The other can be...
Now that he’s retired, what is former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz going to do with his time? He probably needs something to do after he’s done teaching tennis lessons and claiming lost tennis balls that he launched out of the court on his taxes. Though he might not be swinging a bat for the Red Sox this season, he still may be involved with the team in a different capacity...
The options seemingly are endless for David Ortiz as he considers myriad post-retirement options. And comments from Boston Red Sox president Sam Kennedy indicate Ortiz’s first job may be a role on the Boston Red Sox broadcast team.Kennedy discussed the retired icon’s future during an interview this week on Boston Herald Radio. While nothing is set in stone, Kennedy, who previously...
What originally was a trip to see the Boston Red Sox at spring training turned into a totally different experience for the Woodburn family.Angie Woodburn was waiting in line with her kids Saturday at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Fla., hoping to get some Red Sox players’ autographs when her 7-year-old Makenna spotted someone whose signature she really wanted. But it wasn’t a player...
Spring Training 2017 is underway, and in addition to the 40 players the Red Sox have on the 40-man roster, they’ve invited 15 non-roster players to hang out in Florida for a few weeks. From journeymen relievers to top prospects to guys I promise you’ve never heard of, it’s an eclectic group. What follows is a very, very serious breakdown of their abilities and is in no way...
The Boston Red Sox have to be concerned about catcher Blake Swihart showing signs of Mackey Sasser Syndrome in spring training.Swihart, a 2011 first-round pick by Boston who has seen MLB action the past two seasons, has struggled with his throws back to the pitcher during spring training.CSN New England has provided the video evidence. The first clip comes from Friday: And this was...
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval hopes his to son can remember him playing professional baseball. ''I want to be able to play eight more years on the field so I can show my son and he can see his dad play when he is grown up,'' Sandoval said. A two-time All-Star with San Francisco before joining the Red Sox ahead of the 2015 season, Sandoval shed...
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Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria appears to have quite the sweet gig lined up.The New York Post reported on Wednesday that the White House and State Department are in conflict over some ambassadorships. Within the article — which was mostly about the political battle between the sides — was a nugget saying that Loria is heading to France to be an ambassador for the Trump administration...
Dustin Pedroia says he is completely recovered from the surgery he underwent on his knee during the offseason.The Boston Red Sox second baseman injured his knee in September and struggled thereafter. He underwent arthroscopic knee surgery in October.“I did rehab stuff most of the offseason,” Pedroia said on Monday via WEEI’s John Tomase. “But you know, I feel great, normal...
Former player and long time Boston Red Sox announcer Jerry Remy announced on Monday that while his present diagnosis seems positive, lung cancer has returned to his body. Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski passed his best wishes along.“Our thoughts and prayers are with Jerry, and hopefully he’ll be back with us soon,” Dombrowski said, via CBS Boston. “Jerry...
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