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Pete Abraham: Red Sox Will Ease Rusney Castillo Into Big-League Role (Video)

Rusney Castillo has the potential to do big things for the Boston Red Sox. For now, though, he’s still a rookie making his Major League debut, and the organization is being careful to treat him as such. Castillo played just 11 games in Boston’s minor league system before being called up Wednesday to start against the Pittsburgh Pirates, and manager John Farrell said recently...
Via NESN.com
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rusney Castillo Batting Seventh, Playing Center Field In Red Sox Debut

The wait is finally over, folks. Rusney Castillo, who signed a $72.5 million contract with the Red Sox on August 22, will make his highly-anticipated major-league debut Wednesday night when the Boston Red Sox take on the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. The Cuban outfielder will start in center field and bat seventh for the Sox, manager John Farrell said on WEEI’s “Dale and...
Via NESN.com
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rusney Castillo to debut vs. Pirates

Outfielder Rusney Castillo, who signed the biggest contract ever for a Cuban player, will make his major-league debut Wednesday night against the Pirates, Red Sox manager John Farrell said Tuesday. "He's an electric player with a lot of skills -- he's explosive, quick-twitch," Farrell said. "We're looking forward to seeing him in this park." Castillo...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rusney Castillo to make major league debut

(Photo/Michael Dwyer/Associated Press) Rusney Castillo is set to make his big league debut. Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell made the announcement Tuesday via MLB Network Radio. Farrell "it's likely Castillo will be in CF tomorrow, we fully planned out the final 2 weeks to keep getting at-bats" — MLB Network Radio (@MLBNetworkRadio) September 16, 2014 “I don’t...
Via Mill City Sports
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rusney Castillo likely to make Red Sox debut Wednesday

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell announced on Tuesday that Cuban rookie outfielder Rusney Castillo is “likely” to make his MLB debut on Wednesday. Farrell announced the news while making an appearance on on MLB Network Radio. Farrell "it's likely Castillo will be in CF tomorrow, we fully planned out the final 2 weeks to keep […]
Via Full Scale Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Farrell: Rusney Castillo 'likely' to debut Wednesday

Rusney Castillo has been fast-tracked through the minor leagues, and the new Boston Red Sox outfielder is set to make his debut with the big club. Red Sox manager John Farrell said Tuesday on MLB Network Radio that the Cuban-born outfielder is “likely” to make his major league debut on Wednesday against the Pittsburgh Pirates. According to Farrell, Castillo will play center...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz leaves Red Sox to tend to family emergency

  Boston slugger David Ortiz left the ballpark early Sunday because of what Red Sox manager John Farrell called a family emergency. "He's fine. He got called away from this game," Farrell said. "There was a family emergency that he had to attend to and he jumped on a flight late this afternoon. He should catch up with us in Pittsburgh." Even without him,...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell: David Ortiz Left Red Sox-Royals Game Due To Family Emergency

A family emergency forced David Ortiz to leave Sunday’s Boston Red Sox game early, according to manager John Farrell. “He got called away from this game,” Farrell told reporters after the game. “There was a family emergency that he had to attend to, and he jumped on a flight late (Sunday) afternoon. He should meet us in Pittsburgh, but this is something that he had to get...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell Wants To ‘Minimize Back And Forth’ With Mookie Betts (Video)

John Farrell didn’t want to move Mookie Betts from the outfield, but with second baseman Dustin Pedroia shut down for the season and utility man Brock Holt out with a concussion, the Boston Red Sox manager had no choice. The 21-year-old Betts, who is a second baseman by trade, will get his first major league start at his old position against the Kansas City Royals on Saturday....
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

When Does the Manager Deserve Credit?

What if you were presented with a crucial decision to make? One in which required you to fire one man, or 25 of them? Your choice should be obvious, at least in terms on situations encountered throughout the Major League Baseball season. You can’t fire an entire team; it’s preposterous. Now, what if firing the lone individual is also the wrong move, all things considered? Okay...
Via The Sports Post
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Illness And Injury Affecting Red Sox Lineup In Kansas City (Video)

With illness and injury flying around the Boston Red Sox clubhouse, a few players in the lineup have had to take a night or two off recently. First baseman Mike Napoli and outfielder Daniel Nava were the latest Red Sox with questions surrounding them going into Friday’s contest against the Kansas City Royals. Napoli took a seat with nagging finger and toe injuries, but Nava was...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Survive Comedy Of Errors, Beat Royals, 6-3

(Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)Just in time for 'Shakespeare at Fenway', the Red Sox participated in a real-life comedy of errors—but still ended up beating the Royals 6-3. As manger John Farrell aptly put it, it was simply a matter of which team did a better job of walking the tightrope of their own ineptitude. Kansas City committed three errors and the Red Sox flubbed...
Via FenwayNation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Brock Holt Sent By Red Sox To See Concussion Specialist In Pittsburgh

Brock Holt might be suffering from more than just sickness. Holt, who has missed six consecutive games, was sent to Pittsburgh on Thursday to see a concussion specialist, Dr. Michael Collins, according to Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell. The move was precautionary, but Holt has been battling symptoms — nausea, dizziness, lightheadedness — in line with a concussion since him...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dustin Pedroia’s Surgery Puts Him In Ideal Situation For Offseason (Video)

Although the Boston Red Sox’s 2013 World Series run was phenomenal, it did have one drawback: Dustin Pedroia couldn’t fully recover from thumb surgery during his shortened offseason. But now that the second baseman needed another surgery Thursday for a left hand/wrist injury he sustained during the team’s 2014 home opener, he’s actually in an ideal situation. Not only...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mookie Betts To Play Second Base For Red Sox With Dustin Pedroia Out

Mookie Betts will return to the infield. Betts will play second base “fairly regularly” down the stretch with both Dustin Pedroia and Brock Holt sidelined, Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell told reporters before Thursday’s game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Betts was drafted as a second baseman in 2011. He has spent the entire season learning the outfield...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dustin Pedroia Has Surgery Today; Season Over

Dustin Pedroia will have surgery today to repair damage in his left hand and wrist that has plagued him all season long. The second baseman's 2014 season is over. Said Manager John Farrell yesterday, "He's going to have a procedure done here tomorrow by Dr. Leibman in Boston that will address what he's dealing with right now. I don't know any more specifics that...
Via FenwayNation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell: Illness Not ‘Running Rampant Through Clubhouse’ (Video)

The Boston Red Sox are dealing with illnesses down the stretch, with Brock Holt and Mike Napoli sidelined a few days ago and Will Middlebrooks being scratched from Tuesday’s game with the same issue. John Farrell addressed the media Tuesday regarding the recent illnesses that have found their way into the Red Sox clubhouse, and you can see what he had to say in the video above...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell: Dustin Pedroia’s Red Sox Season ‘Probably Likely’ Over

BOSTON — Surgery sounds inevitable for Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia. While Pedroia and the Red Sox still were weighing their options before Wednesday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park, Boston manager John Farrell indicated that it’s “probably likely” the four-time All-Star will undergo a procedure on his injured left wrist/hand and be inactive...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Memo To Sox: Shut The Muddy Chicken Down!

The Laser Show Needs To Be Shut DownThe Red Sox finally revealed yesterday that second baseman Dustin Pedroia has been playing with a sore left hand and wrist since the home opener against the Brewers in April. So, what we all suspected is true. Pedroia's down season (.278/7/55) is—once again—due to playing through a hand-related injury. He now admits that he faces three...
Via FenwayNation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Facing ‘Key Time’ In Evaluating Club’s Young Starting Pitchers

BOSTON — Open auditions continue for the Red Sox. The Red Sox’s 2015 starting rotation could look significantly different than the one being used by Boston over the final few weeks of the 2014 season. That reality doesn’t detract from the importance of the current evaluation period. “This is a completely different environment than spring training. This is the best gauge that...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Dustin Pedroia’s Season With Red Sox Could Be Over Due To Hand Injury

BOSTON — Dustin Pedroia’s 2014 season could be over. Pedroia has been battling a left hand injury since the middle of the season, according to Red Sox manager John Farrell. An MRI performed Tuesday revealed further inflammation and the Red Sox haven’t ruled out the second baseman potentially being shut down for the season because of the injury. “He’s been getting treatment...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell: Brock Holt ‘Still Needs A Couple Of Days’ To Recover (Video)

Mike Napoli has recovered from his illness and is back in the Boston Red Sox’s lineup Monday. However, Brock Holt still needs some time to get better. Red Sox manager John Farrell said before the game that nausea and light-headedness will keep out Holt for the team’s series opener against the Baltimore Orioles. That said, Holt is expected to recover in the next few days and return...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Pitching Prospect Matt Barnes Earns First Major League Call-Up

BOSTON — Another young hurler will join the Red Sox’s pitching staff this week. Right-hander Matt Barnes has been called up from Triple-A Pawtucket to the 40-man roster for the first time in his career, the team announced Monday. Barnes will wear No. 68 and will be available Monday night as the Red Sox begin a series with the Baltimore Orioles. To make room for Barnes on...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rusney Castillo Headed To Triple-A; Sea Dogs Eliminated From Playoffs

BOSTON — Rusney Castillo will take one step to the major leagues this week. Red Sox manager John Farrell said Sunday afternoon that if the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs were eliminated from the playoffs this weekend, Castillo would be promoted to Triple-A Pawtucket. The Sea Dogs were indeed knocked out, losing to the Binghamton Mets 8-5 in Game 5 of the Eastern League Division Championship...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Wright’s Knuckleball Flourishes In Long Relief For Red Sox

BOSTON — Both of Stephen Wright’s major league appearances in 2014 have come under similar circumstances: a roughed-up starting pitcher, a tired bullpen and a game that still was in its early stages. Both times, Wright was up to the challenge. The 30-year-old knuckleballer, who impressed over four innings of relief last month against the Houston Astros, did himself one better...
Via NESN.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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