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John Farrell: Dustin Pedroia’s Injury Hopefully ‘A Short-Term Thing’ (Video)

Dustin Pedroia will miss a rare game due to injury Sunday, but Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell is hoping he won’t miss many more. Pedroia was forced to leave Saturday’s contest against the Tampa Bay Rays after getting elbowed in the head by Rays baserunner Logan Forsythe. The Sox second baseman experienced “concussion-like” symptoms after the game, but Farrell said that...
Via NESN.com
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Farrell: Pedroia has concussion-like symptoms

Chris Meara/AP PhotoConor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)Contributing WriterAccording to manager John Farrell, Dustin Pedroia showed some concussion symptoms after getting hit by Logan Forsythe in the 2nd inning of last night's game. While Farrell says he's improved as the night's gone on, it was still a scary moment for Red Sox players and fans alike, and it helps explain...
Via RedSoxLife
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Xander Bogaerts to return Saturday

A week after an 89 mph from Seattle's Felix Hernandez struck Xander Bogaerts in the batting helmet, he is expected to return to the Red Sox lineup on Saturday, manager John Farrell said. Bogaerts had been placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list the day after he was hit by the pitch, but Farrell said in Toronto on Friday night he had passed all tests. Bogaerts took batting...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Rusney Castillo To Make Minor-League Debut Sunday

Newly signed Boston Red Sox outfielder Rusney Castillo will make his minor-league debut Sunday in Game 2 of the Gulf Coast League finals. Red Sox manager John Farrell confirmed the news after his team’s 8-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night at Tropicana Field. The Red Sox’s GCL team will square off against the Yankees’ affiliate in a three-game finals series, which...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ortiz 'good to go;' Bogaerts cleared to return

David Ortiz, who had missed the previous two games after fouling a ball off his right foot Sunday, returned to the lineup Wednesday. "He and I spoke this morning,'' said John Farrell. "He felt better and he and I wanted to make sure that he went through some treatment and did some running here today. But he's good to go.'' While Ortiz returned, Yoenis...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brock Holt Still Could Carve Out Significant Role With Red Sox In 2015

Brock Holt still hasn’t fallen back down to earth. Holt, who burst onto the scene earlier this season, continues to thrive for the Boston Red Sox regardless of where he’s stationed on the diamond. It’s possible the 26-year-old has earned a significant 2015 role with the Red Sox, even if the nature of that role remains very much undefined. “So much of Brock’s role is going...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell Searching For Answers After Koji Uehara Struggles Continue (Video)

The recent struggles of Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara have prompted plenty of questions, but not many answers. The 39-year-old, who blew his second consecutive save opportunity Monday night before the Red Sox came back to defeat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 in 10 innings, has given up seven runs on 10 hits over 3 1/3 innings during his last four outings. It’s becoming more and...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell: ‘No Date Earmarked’ To Get Rusney Castillo In Boston (Audio)

The Boston Red Sox know newly signed Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo will be in the majors before too long. When exactly he makes his big-league debut, however, is still up in the air. The Red Sox are still trying to sort through some issues after signing Castillo last week, but they’re hopeful Castillo get return to game action soon. Boston manager John Farrell appeared on MLB...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Overcome Late Collapse To Snap Losing Streak Against Blue Jays

Loss No. 9 would have been a tough one to swallow. The Boston Red Sox snapped their eight-game losing streak Monday with a 4-3, 10-inning win over the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. It wasn’t before a disastrous ninth-inning collapse in which the Blue Jays scored three runs to tie the game. Clay Buchholz, who allowed only two hits through the first 8 1/3 innings, loaded the...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz Day To Day After Leaving Red Sox Game With Foot Injury

BOSTON — David Ortiz’s pain this weekend went beyond the frustration of the Red Sox’s eight-game losing streak. Ortiz, who already had left Saturday’s game after being hit by a pitch, was forced to exit Sunday’s, as well, after fouling a offering from Seattle Mariners reliever Dominic Leone off his right foot during the fourth inning. The designated hitter remained in...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Officially Sign Cuban OF Rusney Castillo To Seven-Year Contract

BOSTON — It’s official: Rusney Castillo is the newest member of the Boston Red Sox. The team announced the signing of the 27-year-old Cuban outfielder to a seven-year contract during Saturday afternoon’s game against the Seattle Mariners. The value of the contract was not disclosed, but multiple outlets have reported it as $72.5 million. #RedSox today signed OF Rusney Castillo...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Xander Bogaerts Undergoing Concussion Tests; Joe Kelly Feels Fine

BOSTON — Two Red Sox players exited Friday night’s game with injuries, one of which might be more serious than the other. Starting pitcher Joe Kelly tweaked his right shoulder during the fifth inning, putting an early end to what had been a stellar outing. Manager John Farrell said after the game, though, that Kelly was pulled for precautionary reasons, and he added Saturday...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell Compares Rusney Castillo To ‘Shorter Version Of (Yasiel) Puig’ (Video)

In the midst of a six-game losing streak in a season filled with low points, Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo is providing plenty of optimism and excitement for Boston Red Sox fans. The 27-year-old, who reportedly agreed to a seven-year, $72.5 million contract with the Red Sox, arrived at Fenway Park on Saturday morning and made his first rounds with the fans. Castillo signed autographs...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rusney Castillo Arrives At Fenway Park; Signing Not Yet Official (Photo)

BOSTON — Say hello to Rusney Castillo, Red Sox fans. The 27-year-old Cuban defector, who reportedly has agreed to terms on a seven-year, $72.5 million contract with Boston, made his first appearance at Fenway Park on Saturday ahead of the Red Sox’s matinee matchup with the Seattle Mariners. Castillo, wearing a Red Sox T-shirt and shorts, mingled on the field with players and...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s John Farrell: Rusney Castillo An ‘Exciting, Athletic Player’

BOSTON — Red Sox manager John Farrell was tight-lipped Friday regarding Rusney Castillo. Castillo, a 27-year-old Cuban outfielder, reportedly agreed to a seven-year, $72.5 million contract with the Red Sox. Farrell answered vaguely when pressed on the topic before Boston’s game against the Seattle Mariners at Fenway Park, but he did acknowledge Castillo’s big league potential...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston's Farrell: Castillo is "exciting, athletic"

BOSTON (AP) Red Sox manager John Farrell calls outfielder Rusney Castillo ''an exciting, athletic player.'' The Cuban defector is expected to show off those talents for Boston soon, perhaps within the next week. Farrell spoke Friday amid multiple media reports that the Red Sox had agreed with Castillo on a $72.5 million, seven-year contract. Red Sox president Larry...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell: Smokeless Tobacco Has Been ‘Norm In The Baseball Culture’

BOSTON — Red Sox manager John Farrell knows some of his players use smokeless tobacco. He also knows those players are assuming a huge risk. Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, who used chewing tobacco throughout his career, revealed Wednesday that he’s battling mouth cancer — something he passionately believes is the result of his unhealthy habit. Farrell hopes players...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Not Viewing Will Middlebrooks’ Latest Injury As Long Term (Video)

Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks tweaked his hamstring during the fourth inning of Tuesday’s contest against the Los Angeles Angels, but the Sox aren’t expecting the oft-injured infielder to be out for long. Boston manager John Farrell said that Middlebrooks would be day-to-day, and The Boston Globe’s Peter Abraham noted that the third baseman was moving around...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell: Curt Schilling’s Mouth Cancer Should Add Awareness In MLB (Video)

Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling’s recent battle with mouth cancer has opened more eyes about the use of tobacco in Major League Baseball. Red Sox manager John Farrell spoke about this issue before Wednesday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park. “Hopefully…through Curt’s journey and the unfortunate passing of Tony Gwynn — these are two All...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell: Curt Schilling ‘A Tenacious Competitor’ In Cancer Fight (Video)

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell joined the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon on Wednesday afternoon to talk about things that are bigger than baseball. Farrell, whose first memories of the Jimmy Fund come from being a visiting player in the late 1980s, spoke about Curt Schilling’s battle with mouth cancer. The former Boston Red Sox pitcher opened up about his struggles earlier...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell On Curt Schilling’s Battle: ‘He’s A Tenacious Competitior’ (Video)

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell joined the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon on Wednesday afternoon to talk about things that are bigger than baseball. Farrell, whose first memories of the Jimmy Fund come from being a visiting player in the late 1980s, spoke about Curt Schilling’s battle with mouth cancer. The former Boston Red Sox pitcher opened up about his struggles earlier...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Farrell: Either Betts Or Bradley, Jr.‚—Not Both

Bradley, Jr. And Betts: One Or The OtherIn major league baseball, the direct answer is definitely an endangered species. But, not with Red Sox manager John Farrell—at least yesterday, anyway. When discussing the demotion of Jackie Bradley, Jr. and the consequent ascension of Mookie Betts, the skipper stated, "Our roster couldn’t co-exist effectively with both—so it’s...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell: Red Sox Had Talked About Demoting Jackie Bradley For Awhile

Jackie Bradley Jr.’s exceptional defensive play finally won’t be enough to keep him in the Majors. The center fielder was sent down to Pawtucket after hitting just .216 with one home run and 30 RBIs at the plate despite leading all outfielders defensively in double plays and assists. “To send Jackie back to Pawtucket has been talked about for a little while now,” Red Sox...
Via NESN.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

'Stros Gain Split With 8-1 Win Over Kelly & Sox

(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)After a disputed call was followed by a game-busting grand slam, manager John Farrell was incensed enough to get tossed in an eventual 8-1 loss to Houston. Joe Kelly was really bad—going just four innings and giving up seven earned runs. That was pretty much the game—as Boston's offense sputtered out eight hits (only one of which was...
Via FenwayNation
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox manager Farrell ejected after challenge leads to grand slam

  Red Sox manager John Farrell has been ejected in the second inning against Houston by first-base umpire Doug Eddings. Farrell argued with Eddings and the crew after Astros manager Bo Porter won a challenge on a strange play that would have ended the inning Sunday. Boston shortstop Xander Bogaerts picked up Marwin Gonzalez's grounder, ran to second for what looked to be a force...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss
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