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Rusney Castillo’s Oblique Injury ‘Much Improved,’ John Farrell Says

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox received some good news regarding outfielder Rusney Castillo. Castillo, who suffered a strained left oblique in Tuesday’s exhibition game against Boston College, reported to camp Thursday feeling better, according to manager John Farrell. Castillo could resume physical activity as soon as Friday, though...
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Red Sox’ Rusney Castillo Strains Oblique, Out ‘More Than A Week’

Red Sox center fielder Rusney Castillo has been diagnosed with a strained left oblique after a swing he took on Wednesday in an at-bat against Boston College, and will be out “more than a week,” according to manager John Farrell. “He’s going to be down for some time,” said Farrell. “I don’t have a time frame to give you or a projected length, but he’s going...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Castillo Out A Week With Left Oblique Strain

It happened on his final swing of the Boston College game. Rusney Castillo—competing with Mookie Betts for the starting CF job—suffered a strained left oblique muscle yesterday. According to manager John Farrell, Castillo will miss at least a week's worth of Spring Training games. Said the skipper, "I don't have a time frame to give you or a projected length, but he's going through...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell: Rusney Castillo Out ‘More Than A Week’ With Strained Oblique

The Boston Red Sox’s outfield just got less crowded for the time being. Center fielder Rusney Castillo will miss “more than a week” of spring training with a left oblique strain, John Farrell said Wednesday, per CSNNE.com’s Sean McAdam. The Cuban rookie experienced some soreness in his third and final at-bat of Tuesday’s 1-0 win over Boston College. Speaking through an...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Versatile Roster Will Help Boston Handle Rigors Of MLB Season

This embed is invalid" /> FORT MYERS, Fla. — Ben Cherington essentially has given John Farrell a mound of clay. While the Boston Red Sox’s starting lineup appears mostly set, the club also has the ability to be flexible based on its roster construction. The Red Sox have a host of versatile players, meaning Boston is well-equipped to overcome potential...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Dustin Pedroia Out To Prove MLB Network Rankings Wrong

This embed is invalid" /> FORT MYERS, Fla. — The next chapter of Boston Red Sox spring training is about to begin. The Red Sox’s exhibition schedule kicks off Tuesday with a doubleheader against Boston College and Northeastern at JetBlue Park. Clay Buchholz, Rick Porcello and Wade Miley all are scheduled to pitch in the twin bill. The team didn’t...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Henry Owens Throws Live BP: The View From John Farrell’s Seat (Video)

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington and manager John Farrell stood side-by-side Monday on Field 6 at JetBlue Park. At around noon, they received a glimpse of the future. Henry Owens threw his first live batting practice of spring training. The left-hander faced Ryan Hanigan and Humberto Quintero in a session that only added to Farrell’s positive impressions...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mookie And Rusney Will Compete For CF Job

Mookie (L), Rusney (R)—(USAToday Photo)Apparently, John Farrell was serious about Shane Victorino being his starting right-fielder. Accordingly, Farrell has made it plain that Mookie Betts and Rusney Castillo will battle it out for the starting center-field job during Spring Training. Now, competition is a good thing—but the idea that Betts could be the odd-man out this year...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Cherington, John Farrell Go Head-To-Head In ‘Know Your Teammates’ (Video)

The Boston Red Sox’s knowledge about one another is being put to the test. In previous years at spring training, the Red Sox have engaged in some friendly competition off the field with basketball, hockey and golf contests, but this season it’s all about trivia. General manager Ben Cherington and manager John Farrell kicked off the “Know Your Teammates” segment on “Red...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval Impressing Red Sox, John Farrell With Leadership Skills

The Boston Red Sox knew they were getting a special player in Pablo Sandoval, and he’s already exceeded their expectations. The jovial third baseman was a key part of the San Francisco Giants’ three World Series wins in the past five years, and now he’s stepping up for his new club. According to manager John Farrell, the Red Sox are impressed by...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: John Farrell Sheds Light On Starting Rotation Decision

This embed is invalid" /> FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Boston Red Sox’s third official full-squad workout didn’t lack energy. While Day 3 had the potential to be a grind given the buzz that surrounded the first two days of camp, the Red Sox didn’t let off the gas Friday. Boston again went full-throttle in its preparation for the 2015 season. It was...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox’s Baserunning Could Be X Factor In 2015 After Awful 2014

This embed is invalid" /> FORT MYERS, Fla. — It didn’t take long for Brian Butterfield to lose his voice. Butterfield, the energetic third base coach/infield instructor for the Boston Red Sox, spearheaded a series of baserunning drills Friday at JetBlue Park. The Red Sox, one of the worst baserunning teams in Major League Baseball last season,...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Farrell: 'Merit' Will Determine Rotation Order

While past performance and reputation will play a part, it looks as if merit will be the driving force in deciding the order of the Red Sox starting rotation. As it should be. Given the relative equality of the five candidates, whoever steps up in Spring Training should get the Opening Day start. When asked about this issue, manager John Farrell stated, "Merit is one. You factor...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell: David Ortiz Didn’t Put ‘Target On His Back’ With Comments

This embed is invalid" /> FORT MYERS, Fla. — David Ortiz’s displeasure with Major League Baseball’s new rules governing pace of play spilled over into Thursday. But will his actions speak as loudly as his words? Ortiz, who on Wednesday called MLB’s recent rule changes B.S., had a lengthy conversation regarding the subject with Boston Red Sox...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Participate In ‘The Juanchi’ Drill At Spring Training (Video)

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Several Boston Red Sox pitchers walked a mile in their fielders’ shoes Thursday. The Red Sox conducted a drill called “The Juanchi” — named after Boston pitching coach Juan Nieves — on one of the back fields at JetBlue Park. The exercise involved pitchers playing at each infield position to gain a better understanding of what each entails on a given...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Cherington, John Farrell Optimistic About Revamped Red Sox Roster (Videos)

Ben Cherington and John Farrell were busy this offseason, revamping the Boston Red Sox’s roster after a disappointing last-place finish in 2014. Watch the two videos below to hear the general manager and manager discuss their outlook for the new-look Red Sox. Filed under: Boston Red Sox
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell Live Stream: Red Sox Manager Discusses 2015 Season Outlook

John Farrell met with members of the media Wednesday at JetBlue Park to discuss the Boston Red Sox’s spring training progress so far. Watch a live stream of Farrell’s press conference below. Thumbnail photo via Joy R. Absalon/USA TODAY Sports ImagesFiled under: Boston Red Sox, Live Stream, NESN Video, Top Stories
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz’s Arrival Creates Major Buzz At Red Sox Spring Training

FORT MYERS, Fla. — While there were no pyrotechnics, elaborate guitar riffs or stage dives to speak of, David Ortiz made a rock star arrival to Boston Red Sox spring training. Ortiz, the only Red Sox player who had yet to report, showed up to JetBlue Park on Tuesday and immediately generated buzz. The nine-time All-Star didn’t speak to reporters, but his every move was under...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell: Jackie Bradley Jr. Is ‘Best Center Fielder In Baseball’

This embed is invalid" /> FORT MYERS, Fla. — Jackie Bradley Jr. was a focal point at Boston Red Sox spring training the last two years. Now, he’s just another face within a crowded outfield situation. The organization hasn’t lost sight of Bradley’s potential as a major leaguer, though. While Bradley could be destined for Triple-A Pawtucket...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell: David Ortiz Expected To Arrive At Spring Training On Time

FORT MYERS, Fla — The Boston Red Sox aren’t sweating David Ortiz’s absence. While Ortiz is the only Red Sox player who hasn’t reported to spring training, manager John Farrell said Monday at JetBlue Park he fully expects the slugger to arrive at camp on time to take his physical and participate in Wednesday’s first official full-squad workout. Farrell said Monday he didn’t...
Via NESN.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: John Farrell’s Contract Extension

John Farrell will continue being the manager for the Boston Red Sox until 2017. Spring training is finally underway for the Boston Red Sox. This season has high expectations after multiple additions and changes, but can the Red Sox’s manager, John Farrell, help them get to the World Series? Many have faith in Farrell, including Boston’s general manager, Ben Cherington, who offered...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: John Farrell Pinpoints Second Tier Of Starting Pitchers

This embed is invalid" /> FORT MYERS, Fla. — And then there was one. With Allen Craig reporting to camp Sunday, only one of the 57 players invited to Boston Red Sox major league spring training has yet to arrive: David Ortiz. The full squad isn’t scheduled to report until Tuesday, with the first official full-squad workout scheduled for Wednesday...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell Deflects Red Sox ‘Ace’ Talk: ‘I Think We Have Five No. 1’s’

FORT MYERS, Fla. — No ace? No problem, according to Red Sox manager John Farrell. Farrell was asked (again) Sunday about Boston potentially opening the season without a clear-cut No. 1 starter. The skipper downplayed the severity of the issue, instead focusing on the current rotation, which he previously labeled both “talented” and “deep.” “In the short response, I’m...
Via NESN.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: John Farrell Reveals ‘Closer B,’ Core Of Boston Bullpen

This embed is invalid" /> FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Boston Red Sox’s first full-squad workout isn’t until Wednesday. You’d never know it. According to Red Sox manager John Farrell, 55 of the 57 players invited to major league spring training already have arrived. David Ortiz and Allen Craig are the only two who haven’t. Saturday marked the first...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox extend GM Ben Cherington's contract

The Boston Red Sox were busy with a contract extension to manager, John Farrell, and they weren't done. 
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12 days ago  |  Discuss
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