Red Sox Rumors: Boston preparing for major FA spending

The Boston Red Sox, coming off of a World Series victory, came into this season with high expectations, as any defending World Series champion would. To say this season has been a disappointment would be the understatement of the year. With 15 games to go, they are 64-83 and 23.0 games out of first place, meaning they are way out of the playoff race.#485546845 / gettyimages.comRed...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Exits Red Sox-Blue Jays Game After Second Inning

BOSTON — Mike Napoli left Saturday night’s Red Sox-Toronto Blue Jays game between the second and third innings. Napoli singled to open the home half of the second and later scored on a base hit by Will Middlebrooks but did not return to the field for the top of the third. Allen Craig, who began the game in right field, replaced Napoli at first base, and Daniel Nava entered as...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Red Sox Channel 2013 Red Sox. And Magic Happens.

For a few, bitter moments, last night’s Fenway homestand opener against the Jays seemed a terrible, terrible microcosm of this 2014 season. Specifically, I’m talking about the bottom of the ninth, when, immediately after clawing their way back in the eighth from a two-run deficit, the Sox put two men on with nobody out and a chance to win the game… then served up three straight...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Cafardo: Red Sox Have Money For Jon Lester If They Want Him (Video)

The Boston Red Sox were aggressive when it came to acquiring the offensive talent they needed this season, and now they’ll need to do the same to fill the holes in their pitching staff. The Red Sox traded away some big pieces to land outfielders Yoenis Cespedes and Allen Craig, and also opened their wallet to land outfielder Rusney Castillo. But The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Allen Craig Struggling To Gain Traction Since Returning

Anthony Ranaudo received his first taste of major league defeat Wednesday. Ranaudo, who entered his fourth start with the Red Sox with a 3-0 record, suffered the loss in the middle game of Boston’s series against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. The Red Sox’s offense didn’t help. The Red Sox were held to six hits by Hiroki Kuroda and Co. in a 5-1 loss. It was a disappointing...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Turn Crazy, 2-6-3-4-5-3 Double Play Against Yankees (Video)

The New York Yankees ran right into two outs Wednesday against the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox turned an extremely unconventional double play in the first inning of the teams’ middle game at Yankee Stadium. It was the product of some awful baserunning by the Yankees, though the Red Sox also deserve credit for their collective awareness amid a whole bunch of moving parts. Derek...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jemile Weeks Makes First Red Sox Start Tonight

Newly-acquired infielder Jemile Weeks will make his first Red Sox start tonight in the Bronx—at second base. Boston will send out the following line-up: Brock Holt 3B, Mookie Betts CF, David Ortiz DH, Yoenis Cespedes LF, Daniel Nava RF, Allen Craig 1B, Xander Bogaerts SS, Christian Vazquez C, and Weeks at 2B. Anthony Ranaudo will take to the hill to face The Evil Ones.
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Kelly Memorabilia Still Up For Auction On Cardinals’ Site (Photo)

If the reception upon his return to St. Louis was any indication, Cardinals fans still have a soft spot for Joe Kelly. That’s what the team is banking on. Two items of game-used memorabilia from the pitcher, who was traded to the Boston Red Sox in a deadline deal that also involved John Lackey and Allen Craig, went up for auction Tuesday on the Cardinals’ official website....
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David Ortiz Out Of Red Sox Lineup For Series Finale Vs. Rays

The Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays will meet Monday afternoon at Tropicana Field in the finale of a four-game series. Boston is aiming to win its third game of the series, but it will have to do that without David Ortiz in the lineup. The veteran slugger will be replaced by Mike Napoli, who is batting in the cleanup spot as the designated hitter. Allen Craig is taking Napoli...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Too quick to bandwagon Matt Adams

Matt Adams came to Spring Training in 2014 with a slimmer physique and then quickly jumped out of the gate swinging for the St. Louis Cardinals. His success led to a semi-controversy between who should get playing time between Adams, Allen Craig and Oscar Taveras. Between Adams' early jump on the season, Taveras' growing pains and Craig's horrendous start to the 2014...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Allen Craig: ‘It Felt Great’ To Hit First Home Run In Red Sox Uniform

A foot injury prevented Allen Craig from hitting the ground running with the Boston Red Sox. The outfielder/first baseman offered a glimpse Tuesday of what he’s all about. Craig, who was acquired from the St. Louis Cardinals at the Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline, hit his first home run in a Red Sox uniform as Boston defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 11-7 in 11 innings...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Middle Of The Order Gets Boost In Series Finale (Video)

The Boston Red Sox’s heart of the order has the potential to do some serious damage. For the first time this season, David Ortiz, Yoenis Cespedes, Mike Napoli and Allen Craig will hit in the No. 3-6 holes, respectively, posing one challenge after the next for Seattle Mariners starting pticher Hisashi Iwakuma in the series finale Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park. While Ortiz and...
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Rusney Castillo’s Reported Deal Will Give Red Sox Offseason Flexibility

The Boston Red Sox aren’t wasting any time in retooling for 2015. The Red Sox on Friday reportedly agreed to a seven-year, $72.5 million contract with 27-year-old Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo. While the deal crowds Boston’s outfield, it also opens up a world of possibilities for the Red Sox as they gear up for an interesting offseason. The Red Sox faced an outfield logjam...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Allen Craig’s Return Could Help Fix Boston Red Sox’s Biggest Deficiency

BOSTON — The Red Sox on Thursday added a serviceable plug to their leaky offense. Allen Craig, who suffered a foot injury Aug. 1 in his first game after being acquired from the St. Louis Cardinals, returned from the 15-day disabled list. While Craig won’t singlehandedly halt Boston’s season-long offensive malaise, the slugger’s return could go a long way toward fixing the...
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Injury Update: Allen Craig activated

After winning the World Series a season ago, the Boston Red Sox have stumbled to 56-70, last in the American League East. One bright sport this season has been the play of 38-year old designated hitter David Ortiz, who hit his 30th home run of the season yesterday. It's the ninth time in his career to hit the 30-home run mark in a season. In other news, the Red Sox have activated...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox-Angels Live: Boston Looks To Snap Four-Game Skid, Avoid Sweep

5:25 p.m.: Allen Craig has returned a day earlier than expected. Craig, who has been on the disabled list with a foot injury, will bat fifth and serve as the designated hitter. Craig played two rehab games at Triple-A Pawtucket this week and was expected to be activated from the DL on Friday, but Will Middlebrooks and Mike Napoli are banged up. Thus, the Red Sox decided to activate...
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Injury Update: Allen Craig starts rehab at Pawtucket

The Boston Red Sox fell to the Los Angeles Angels last night by the score of 4-2. The loss dropped the Red Sox to 56-68, last in the American League East. It's been a miserable season for the defending World Series Champions, who fell to 15 1/2 games back in the division. On the injury front, Allen Craig, who has been out with a sprained foot, began a rehab assignment last night...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Injury Update: Dustin Pedroia, Allen Craig, David Ross

As Dustin Pedroia missed Sunday's game with flu-like symptoms, the Boston Red Sox got positive news on two of their other injured players.Peter Craig of the Boston Globe is reporting that Allen Craig, who upon becoming a Red Sox sprained is foot is set to start his rehab in Pawtucket on Monday. Catcher David Ross, who went on the disabled list the following day will be skipping...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Injury Updates: David Ross Set To Be Activated Early Next Week

BOSTON — The Red Sox have had some foot issues. Outfielder Allen Craig, catcher David Ross and second baseman Dustin Pedroia all have been forced to deal with some sort of foot ailment in recent weeks. Craig and Ross have been on the disabled list, while Pedroia left Friday’s game against the Houston Astros after fouling a ball off his right foot. Red Sox manager John Farrell...
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Allen Craig to begin rehab assignment soon

Allen Craig‘s eventual return to the Red Sox lineup draws closer and closer. The right fielder has only played in one game with Boston after being acquired on July 31 in a trade-deadline deal with the Cardinals that send Craig and Joe Kelly to the Red Sox for John Lackey. In his debut with the Red Sox on Aug. 1, Craig tweaked his ankle in his final at-bat while attempting to...
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August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Have the Cardinals benched Oscar Taveras?

When the Cardinals traded Allen Craig to the Red Sox for John Lackey the assumption was that the move had two goals for St. Louis: One was to bring in rotation help with Lackey and the other was to clear an everyday spot in the outfield and the lineup for stud prospect Oscar Taveras. However, now the 22-year-old rookie is struggling with a .206 batting average and .530 OPS through...
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August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Allen Craig Could Begin Rehab Assignment Monday; David Ross Also On Mend

BOSTON — The Red Sox are making progress from a podiatry standpoint. Outfielder Allen Craig and catcher David Ross — currently on the 15-day disabled list with foot injuries — are on the mend, according to Red Sox manager John Farrell. Craig, who is dealing with a left foot sprain, has shown improvement in his early work. He could begin a minor league rehab assignment as early...
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

John Farrell Provides Injury Update On Allen Craig (Video)

Red Sox manager John Farrell provided a health update on injured outfielder Allen Craig on Thursday night at Fenway Park, where the Red Sox defeated the Houston Astros 9-4. Farrell said Craig ran in the outfield on Thursday and might begin a rehab assignment on Sunday or Monday. Craig is eligible to be removed from the disabled list on Sunday. Check out the video above to hear Farrell’s...
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Yoenis Cespedes Fielding Position Will Depend On Fenway’s Dimensions

The Red Sox have a new look outfield with Yoenis Cespedes and Allen Craig recently being acquired from the Oakland Athletics and St. Louis Cardinals, respectively. Cespedes has played left field and Craig has manned right field throughout the season, and John Farrell plans to keep it that way for the rest of the year. However, with Cespedes having a cannon of an arm and right field...
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Yoenis Cespedes Likely To Stay In Left Field For Rest Of 2014

The Boston Red Sox are calling an audible in regards to outfielders Yoenis Cespedes and Allen Craig. The Red Sox originally planned to try Cespedes in right field while shifting Craig to left field with right fielder Shane Victorino sidelined for the remainder of the 2014 season. The club is nixing those plans for now. Red Sox manager John Farrell said before Tuesday’s game against...
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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