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'Missing Mookie' In Today's Tilt Against Orioles

Many Red Sox fans will be Desperately Seeking Mookie as they peruse the starting lineups today at Fenway Park. Mookie Betts, the dynamic budding superstar of The Carmine Hose, is riding the bench today—by Manager John Farrell's decision. Betts has poor numbers against today's Baltimore starter (Chris Tillman), while his replacement, Brock Holt, has a .600 career mark against the...
Via FenwayNation
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Bullpen Gives Excellent Performance In Win Over Orioles

BOSTON — The Red Sox bullpen has been hard at work in the early part of this season with the team’s starting rotation unable to consistently go deep into games. Joe Kelly pitched pretty well in Friday night’s game against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park, but he wasn’t as efficient as would have liked. His pitch count was high early on, and he left the game after throwing...
Via NESN.com
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell ‘A Little Surprised’ Ubaldo Jimenez Was Ejected From Red Sox-Orioles

BOSTON — Baltimore Orioles pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez was cruising in Friday night’s game against the Red Sox until his outing ended early because of an ejection. Jimenez was ejected after hitting Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval up high in the fourth inning. Home plate umpire Jordan Baker wasted no time and immediately threw the 31-year-old right-hander out of the game. Jimenez...
Via NESN.com
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Joe Kelly Makes First Fenway Start Of Season After Great Outing In New York

BOSTON — Red Sox starting pitcher Joe Kelly enters Friday night’s game against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park aiming to build on the success he had in his first start of the season. Kelly gave an excellent performance in an 8-4 win over the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium last Saturday. He allowed just one hit, one earned run and struck out eight in seven innings...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mookie Betts Almost Played Third Base For Red Sox Against Nationals

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Mookie Betts, who keeps finding ways to make an impact, nearly played third base for the first time in his major league career Tuesday against the Washington Nationals at Fenway Park. The Boston Red Sox were left scrambling after third baseman Pablo Sandoval exited before the sixth inning with a foot injury. Manager...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Hanley Ramirez’s ‘PlayStation’ Planning Comes To Life

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — John Farrell might owe Matt Williams something nice after this series. The Washington Nationals again hurt themselves Tuesday as the Boston Red Sox rallied for an 8-7 win at Fenway Park. The Red Sox scored three runs in the seventh inning without producing a single hit. The Nats played porous defense in Monday...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox’s Depth, Roster Versatility Tested Early In 2015 Season

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — The Red Sox are well-equipped to handle the rigors of a 162-game grind. They just didn’t know they’d be thrown into an uncomfortable situation two weeks into the regular season. The Red Sox’s depth and roster versatility were tested Tuesday as Boston rallied to defeat the Washington Nationals 8-7 at Fenway...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Xander Bogaerts Sent For MRI After Suffering Knee Injury With Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — There’s an explanation behind Xander Bogaerts’ absence. Bogaerts, who has been arguably the Red Sox’s hottest hitter over the club’s first seven games of the 2015 season, is out Boston’s starting lineup Tuesday against the Washington Nationals at Fenway Park because of right knee soreness, according to...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell: Mookie Betts ‘Took The Game Over’ Vs. Nationals (Video)

Mookie Betts’ name was trending nationally on Twitter after his performance in the Boston Red Sox’s 9-4 win over the Washington Nationals, so needless to say, he impressed a lot of people. Red Sox manager John Farrell was among those people and said the 22-year-old outfielder — who went 2-for-4 with a home run, four RBIs, two stolen bases (on the...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pete Frates Signs Contract With Red Sox Before Fenway Park Home Opener

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — The Red Sox signed an All-Star before Monday’s home opener at Fenway Park. Pete Frates, a former Boston College baseball player diagnosed with ALS in 2012, has led an admirable fight against the disease, even spearheading the Ice Bucket Challenge last summer. The Red Sox honored Frates before Monday’s game against...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell: ‘Always Good (For Red Sox) To Come Home’ To Fenway Park

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — The 197-day wait is over. The Red Sox returned to Fenway Park on Monday for their home opener against the Washington Nationals. They arrived at the ballpark on the heels of a 14-4 loss Sunday night to the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium, but the blowout defeat did little to rattle Boston’s optimism for 2015...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Koji Uehara Expected To Be Activated From DL For Red Sox Home Opener

It looks as though the Boston Red Sox won’t have to wait much longer for their closer to return. The club expects Koji Uehara to be activated from the 15-day disabled list before Monday’s home opener against the Washington Nationals, manager John Farrell told the Boston Herald’s Jason Mastrodonato on Sunday. Uehara has been rehabbing from a hamstring...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Team Chemistry Evident In Wake Of Memorable Win Over Yankees

This embed is invalid" /> NEW YORK — One by one, the Boston Red Sox filtered into the visitors’ clubhouse at Yankee Stadium on Saturday morning, mere hours after wrapping up a 19-inning win over the Yankees. There were yawns. There were coffees. And there were bags under eyes. But there also was a sense of camaraderie despite the team being less...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Xander Bogaerts’ Breakout Game For Red Sox Lowers Volume On Skepticism

This embed is invalid" /> PHILADELPHIA — Xander Bogaerts must want to climb the ladder. Red Sox manager John Farrell moved catcher Ryan Hanigan ahead of Bogaerts in Boston’s order the last two games following an 0-for-3 effort by the shortstop on Opening Day. The skipper’s reasoning? “Guys are going to tell you where they’re going to hit...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Kelly’s Progress Causes Red Sox To Change Course On Rotation Move

This embed is invalid" /> PHILADELPHIA — The Boston Red Sox changed their mind. Red Sox manager John Farrell announced before Thursday’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park that the club is leaning toward starting Joe Kelly in Saturday’s middle game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. The announcement is a...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

POLL: Still Solid Castillo Support Over Victorino

Despite Manager John Farrell all but formally awarding right field to Shane Victorino, the result of our latest FenwayNation Poll suggests that the fan-base feels otherwise. As the table shows, fully 85% of our readers favor Rusney Castillo as Boston's Opening Day right-fielder—with just 15% opting for The Flyin' Hawaiian.
Via FenwayNation
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Farrell Sticking By Victorino As Opening Day RF

Victorino (L); Castillo (R)Despite fan sentiment strongly favoring Rusney Castillo, manager John Farrell today all but handed the starting right field job (again) to Shane Victorino. Said Farrell, "The biggest thing to me was health. Getting back to close to 100 percent of what Shane Victorino is. He's an impact player and myself included we haven't forgotten what he's done for us...
Via FenwayNation
17 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via NESN.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via NESN.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

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.
Via Philly Sports Live
21 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via RedSoxLife
21 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fenway West
21 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via NESN.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via FenwayNation
25 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via FenwayNation
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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