Clay Buchholz: Boston Red Sox’s Opening Day Nod ‘A Big, Big Honor’

This embed is invalid" /> Clay Buchholz has been handed the baton. It’s up to him to run with it. Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell announced Sunday that Buchholz will be the team’s Opening Day starter. It’s the first time Buchholz has been called upon to pitch the season opener, and the right-hander is embracing the opportunity with open arms...
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Koji Uehara Not Likely To Be Ready For Boston Red Sox For Opening Day

This embed is invalid" /> The ninth inning probably will look a little different to begin the season. Koji Uehara, who has been battling a hamstring injury, is “not likely” to be ready for Opening Day, according to Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell. While Uehara hasn’t officially been ruled out for the Red Sox’s April 6 opener, Farrell indicated...
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Red Sox’s Christian Vazquez To Visit Dr. James Andrews For Elbow Injury

This embed is invalid" /> The concern regarding Christian Vazquez’s elbow injury certainly elevated Sunday. Vazquez will visit Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion Wednesday, according to Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell. The catcher’s MRI revealed “something,” though it’s unclear at this point how long he’ll be sidelined or whether...
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Clay Buchholz Named Opening Day Starter

In a completely unsurprising development, Clay Buchholz was announced as Boston's Opening Day starter—April 6th against the Phillies in Philadelphia. Manager John Farrell stated that he had decided—over the Winter—that Buchholz was the number one starter, but waited until now to insure that the righty would be healthy.
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Red Sox Manager John Farrell Names Clay Buchholz Opening Day Starter

It shouldn’t come as much surprise, but Clay Buchholz will get the ball to start the 2015 season for the Boston Red Sox. Red Sox manager John Farrell made the seemingly inevitable announcement Sunday morning, confirming Buchholz will make the start on Opening Day when the Red Sox face the Philadelphia Phillies on April 6. Buccholz is easily the longest...
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Red Sox Notes: Koji Uehara Not Ruled Out For Opening Day After Bullpen Session

The Boston Red Sox’s offense finally came alive Saturday, but off-field developments took up a majority of the focus. The Red Sox smacked 10 hits en route to a 9-6 win over the Tampa Bay Rays at Charlotte Sports Park in Saturday afternoon’s Grapefruit League matchup. While Boston was rounding the bases, Red Sox closer Koji Uehara participated in his...
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Christian Vazquez Likely to Begin Season on Disabled List with Elbow Injury

According to Alex Speier of the Boston Globe, Christian Vazqeuz has been told ‘something’ was found in the elbow MRI he underwent Friday afternoon, and that he will now be seeking a second opinion. Vazquez says MRI 'found something,' but no firm diagnosis yet. Will get 2nd opinion. — Alex Speier (@alexspeier) March 28, 2015 In an interview with ESPN Boston, Red Sox manager...
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Red Sox C Vazquez to get 2nd opinion on elbow

The results of the MRI administered to Christian Vazquez's throwing elbow Friday raised sufficient concerns for the Boston Red Sox catcher to seek a second opinion, manager John Farrell said Saturday morning.
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Christian Vazquez to have second opinion after MRI finds "something"

Ian Vescera (@Ian_Vescera)Contributing Writer Christian Vazquez, the 24 year old starting catcher, may have a lost 2015 season. Vazquez had an MRI on his throwing elbow on Friday and is now set to have a second opinion after "something" was found. Doctors have not made a firm diagnosis as of Saturday morning. John Farrell said the club would have a better idea by Sunday. Vazquez...
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Can Buchholz Finally Get to 30 Starts This Season?

Clay Buchholz has had a pretty good spring and pitched well yesterday except for one bad inning where he gave up a base clearing double to Pedro Ciriaco.  It looks like John Farrell will tap Buchholz to be the opening day starter now that Lester is pitching in the Windy City.  Can Buchholz finally get over the 30 games started barrier that has eluded him his entire career? In his...
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Victorino: I plan on playing every day for Red Sox in 2015

                This embed is invalid   " /> Shane Victorino has no plans to waltz into manager John Farrell’s office and demand he play all 162 games this season for the Boston Red Sox. But the 34-year-old outfielder is preparing for a full slate.   Victorino, who made waves at Red Sox spring training on Thursday by firing back at his critics...
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Poll: Which Boston Red Sox Injury Is The Biggest Cause For Concern?

The Boston Red Sox have remained relatively healthy throughout spring training, but the few injuries that have cropped up are to some core members of the team. Starting pitcher Joe Kelly was one of the first Red Sox to go down, though the biceps soreness he experienced in his throwing arm initially was written off as a simple dead arm issue. But on Tuesday...
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Christian Vazquez’s Opening Day Status With Red Sox Unclear Due To Injury

This embed is invalid" /> Two days after John Farrell said there was “growing concern” over whether closer Koji Uehara will be ready for Opening Day, the Boston Red Sox manager expressed a similar sentiment regarding catcher Christian Vazquez. Vazquez has been battling elbow soreness over the last couple of weeks and it’s unclear whether the...
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Koji Uehara Ready For Opening Day? ‘Growing Concern,’ John Farrell Says

This embed is invalid" /> Koji Uehara’s Opening Day status hangs in the balance. Uehara, who has been dealing with a hamstring injury, hasn’t pitched in a spring training game since March 14. And now, according to Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell, the veteran closer might not be ready for the team’s season opener against the Philadelphia Phillies...
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Koji's Opening Day Readiness In Serious Doubt

(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)After putting on a good face for several days, Red Sox manager John Farrell has finally admitted that Koji Uehara may not be ready for Opening Day (April 6th in Philadelphia). Uehara has been suffering from right hamstring tightness—and has not pitched in a game since March 14th. As each new day passes without game action for the closer, his readiness for...
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Sox May Put Kelly On DL, Go With Four Starters

For the first time yesterday, Red Sox manager John Farrell floated the possibility that Joe Kelly (suffering from right bicep tendinitis) might go on the disabled list. The rationale for this action would be that Boston does not need a fifth starter until April 12th (a Sunday night game in the Bronx). The extra rest would give Kelly the opportunity to fully heal from the injury...
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Mookie Betts Razzes John Farrell, Serves As Red Sox ‘Fashion Consultant’

This embed is invalid" /> Mookie Betts does everything with style. Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell revealed Monday that Betts has an unknown skill that doesn’t necessarily show up in the box score. “Fashion consultant,” Farrell told reporters in Fort Myers, Fla., further proving Betts is a jack of all trades. Betts is having a huge spring...
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Red Sox Notes: Alexi Ogando Already Earning John Farrell’s Trust

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox are halfway through their spring training slate. Can you believe it? The Red Sox fell to 9-7 in Grapefruit League action Thursday with a 6-3 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, Fla. The Jays rolled out several of their regulars, while the Sox countered with a B-squad...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s Happening in Boston’s Outfield?

With spring training at about the halfway point, one of the biggest remaining questions in Major League Baseball is the situation in the Boston Red Sox outfield. The Red Sox have an insane amount of depth in their outfield with four true starters, a defensive wiz, a former Cardinals’ stud, a journeyman success story, and Boston’s new favorite Swiss Army knife. So the question...
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Joe Kelly Injury Update: May Miss Sunday Start

(Stacy Revere/Getty Images)The news on Joe Kelly's bicep tendinitis was generally positive on Tuesday. Kelly left Monday's comeback win over the Mets with the arm problem, but he considered it not serious at the time. He was examined and treated by Red Sox doctors (we use this term advisedly)—and afterward, there was "still a little bit of soreness". According to Manager John Farrell...
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Farrell Favors Putting Pete Rose In Hall Of Fame

(Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)Red Sox manager John Farrell weighed in on the renewed Pete Rose controversy today. New MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred has stated that he will 'consider' re-instating Rose from his 'lifetime' ban for gambling on baseball while manager of the Reds. Said Farrell, "From my standpoint, there's an integrity of the game element that has got to be upheld. But...
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Steven Wright provides stability to shaky starting rotation

(STEVEN SENNE/ASSOCIATED PRESS)Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer Manager John Farrell said it best after watching Steven Wright toss three scoreless knuckleball filled innings Monday against the Mets, "Steven Wright is a guy that in my mind gives us a lot of comfort..."It has not been pretty for a few of the projected starting pitchers this spring.Yesterday we watched as Joe Kelly...
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John Farrell: Red Sox Weren’t Showcasing Blake Swihart Against Philly

The Philadelphia Phillies got a firsthand look at a potential trade target Sunday, but John Farrell insists it wasn’t intentional. Boston Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart got the start behind the dish for a spring training tilt against Philly in Clearwater, Fla. Swihart, the No. 1 catching prospect in baseball, has been the subject of plenty of trade rumors...
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2015 AL East Spring Training Preview

In hindsight, I either should have started or ended with this post, since arguably the two biggest battles come from Boston and New York. In Boston, John Farrell just wants to ruin everyone's day.  That's really the only explanation I can see when he announced that Shane Victorino would be the starting right fielder for the Red Sox to open the season. That's a huge blow to prospects...
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The Role of “The Man” Will be Played by Xander Bogaerts in 2015

We’re less than one week into the grapefruit games and I know the importance of keeping things in perspective. ****, last year around this time I was sizing Grady Sizemore up for “comeback player of the year” so you don’t have to tell me about the best laid plans of mice, men and John Farrell. That said, if there’s one thing I’m happy to see, it’s young Xander Bogaerts...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss
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