Red Sox Looking for First Baseman, David Ortiz not the guy

Perhaps a sign that Father Time has tracked him down, David Ortiz is having his worst season to date since joining the Boston Red Sox before the 2003 campaign. On Sunday, that did not prevent manager John Farrell from starting the likely future Hall of Fame designated hitter at first base for the first time in a non-interleague game since 2006. It was an appearance that saw Ortiz...
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Rick Porcello Will Make Another Start For Red Sox Before All-Star Break

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Rick Porcello will receive another start before the Major League Baseball All-Star break. Red Sox manager John Farrell announced before Sunday’s game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park that Porcello will start Wednesday against the Miami Marlins. Wade Miley will pitch Tuesday. “Didn’t want (Porcello) to go two...
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David Ortiz: Occasionally Playing First Base For Red Sox ‘Kind Of Fun’

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — David Ortiz enjoys playing first base. Sometimes. Red Sox manager John Farrell threw everyone a curveball Sunday when he started Ortiz at first base for the club’s series finale against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park. It marked Ortiz’s first start at first base in a non-interleague game since Aug. 5, 2006, against the...
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David Ortiz’s First Base Cameo A Product Of Circumstance For Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Don’t get used to seeing David Ortiz at first base. While Red Sox manager John Farrell decided to let loose with Sunday’s lineup card, which featured Ortiz at first base and Mike Napoli on the bench, the arrangement likely won’t be a common occurrence. It’s a rational lineup, sure. And it gives Boston a productive...
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John Farrell, Red Sox Working To Eliminate Inexcusable Mental Mistakes

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — The Red Sox haven’t exactly played fundamentally sound baseball this season. There have been several instances of late in which the Red Sox have made mental mistakes. It hasn’t always cost them, but it looks bad for an underachieving team in last place in the American League East. “As each one of those situations comes...
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Junichi Tazawa’s Absence Hurts Boston Red Sox In Momentum-Killing Loss

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Junichi Tazawa was unavailable. That explains a lot. Tazawa’s absence from the Red Sox’s series opener against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park raised eyebrows, as Boston sure could have used the reliable right-handed reliever in its 12-8, extra-inning loss. But while there were two situations — the eighth inning and...
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Red Sox Notes: Alejandro De Aza Trade Keeps Looking Better For Boston

This embed is invalid   " /> The Boston Red Sox are halfway through their regular-season slate. The Red Sox defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 12-6 in their 81st game of 2015 on Thursday night at Rogers Centre. It was an excellent bounce-back effort after Wednesday afternoon’s demoralizing loss. The Red Sox went 5-2 on their seven-game road trip against the Blue...
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Ryan Hanigan Returns To Red Sox’s Lineup In Series Finale Vs. Blue Jays

This embed is invalid" /> Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell is wasting no time in deploying his returning catcher. Ryan Hanigan, who was activated from the 15-day disabled list before Thursday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre, immediately rejoined Boston’s starting lineup. The 34-year-old backstop is behind the plate and batting ninth...
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Mookie Betts lost track of the outs, Farrell wasn't happy

On Sunday, Boston Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. caught a fly ball for the final out of the inning. Or that's what everybody else thought - JBJ threw the ball towards home, not knowing the number of outs. His teammates made fun of him, it was brushed off.Not this time.Mookie Betts made the same mistake in Wednesday's game, but it wasn't laughed off. Here's what John Farrell...
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Hanley Ramirez Travels To Toronto; Red Sox Hope For Return This Week

Hanley Ramirez’s injured hand forced him to miss a fifth consecutive game Monday night, but a return to action should come sooner rather than later for the Boston Red Sox left fielder. An MRI on Ramirez’s hand on Monday revealed only a bad bruise, manager John Farrell told reporters in Toronto. Farrell added that he hopes to have Ramirez back in the lineup at some point during...
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Hanley's Hand May Land Him On Disabled List

(NESN)Hanley Ramirez is back in Boston today for further tests on his injured left hand. He was hit by a line drive last Wednesday, and has not played since. Initial tests indicated (CATScan, X-Rays) that the hand was not broken, but further discomfort indicated the need for more testing—specifically an MRI. The team needs to make a decision soon, so the left-fielder may wind up...
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Red Sox Notes: John Farrell Sees Mike Napoli’s Ejection As Unnecessary

The Boston Red Sox played a solid game in every phase on Sunday en route to a 5-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. Mike Napoli was not a part of that win for very long. Napoli was called out on strikes in his only at-bat of the game during the second inning. The pitch he was called out on was a borderline strike at best, but really looked to be a ball low and outside. Napoli had already...
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John Farrell: Dustin Pedroia ‘Heart And Soul’ Of Red Sox, Will Be Missed (Video)

The Boston Red Sox will have to go on without Dustin Pedroia for now, and manager John Farrell is hoping it won’t be too long. The second baseman hit the 15-day disabled list Thursday after exiting Wednesday’s 5-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles with hamstring tightness. And while the club doesn’t have an idea of when Pedroia will return, Farrell stressed...
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Dustin Pedroia will return from injury 'as fast as I can'

By Ricky Doyle Dustin Pedroia is eyeing a speedy recovery. The Red Sox placed Pedroia on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain before Thursday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park. It’s a huge blow to the Red Sox, but the second baseman is hopeful the injury won’t sideline him for too long. “You guys know me,” Pedroia said. “I’ll be...
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Red Sox’s Deeper Lineup Source Of Team’s Suddenly Explosive Offense (Video)

Don’t look now, but the Boston Red Sox have started hitting the baseball. After manager John Farrell gave Mookie Betts a breather and removed him from the leadoff position late last month, Boston’s offense has taken off. Dustin Pedroia continued his torrid pace when inserted atop the order, and Brock Holt found his swing again, too. Now, with Betts catching fire and re-inserted...
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John Farrell Defends Hanley Ramirez’s Work Ethic With Boston Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — John Farrell isn’t irked. Farrell was asked Wednesday on WEEI’s “Dale & Holley Show” about a recent Yahoo! Sports report that stated Hanley Ramirez’s attitude has “irked” some of the Red Sox’s established veterans. The manager downplayed the reported issue and defended Ramirez’s standing on...
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John Farrell Ejected For Arguing In Red Sox’s Loss To Orioles (Video)

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — John Farrell wasn’t around to see the final out Tuesday. Farrell was ejected after the sixth inning of the Boston Red Sox’s 6-4 loss to the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park. The Red Sox manager argued with home plate umpire Tim Timmons about a called third strike on Brock Holt that ended the inning with two...
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John Farrell: Rusney Castillo Will Work On His Game In Triple-A (Video)

The Red Sox announced Tuesday that outfielder Rusney Castillo was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket after hitting just .230 with one home run and six RBIs in 26 games this season. “He needs to get back into the rhythm of the game more than anything,” Red Sox manager John Farrell told reporters Tuesday. However, Farrell remains optimistic about the Cuban slugger’s progress. ...
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Do John Farrell a favor and turn the Sox over to Alex Cora

(Jim Davis, The Boston Globe)Bill Foley (@Foles74)Contributing WriterThe Red Sox just took two out of three games from Kansas City Royals and their eleventy billion All-Star votes, so this might not be the best time to reiterate this stance.Still, it is time to fire John Farrell.It certainly is not fair to blame the entire mess of the 2015 Red Sox on the manager.His intentionally...
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John Farrell: Red Sox Don’t Anticipate DL For Pablo Sandoval, Blake Swihart (Video)

The Boston Red Sox had quite a scare Saturday when both third baseman Pablo Sandoval and catcher Blake Swihart left the team’s game against the Kansas City Royals due to injuries. But luckily, manager John Farrell doesn’t see disabled list stints in their futures. “Both guys are sore,” Farrell said on NESN’s “Red Sox First Pitch” ahead of...
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Eduardo Rodriguez Flashes Ace Intangibles Amid Adversity With Red Sox

You weren’t really worried about the kid, were you? Eduardo Rodriguez experienced a “Welcome to The Show” moment Sunday when he allowed nine earned runs on eight hits over 4 2/3 innings in a 13-5 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park. The 22-year-old responded well to the first taste of big league adversity Friday night, when he pitched into the seventh inning of the...
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Farrell: In-game Instagram use by Sandoval 'very disappointing'

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell made it abundantly clear Thursday that in-game social media use by Pablo Sandoval or any other player would not be tolerated. “There was a message broadcast (Wednesday) night during the game, which obviously is a violation of MLB rules,” Farrell told reporters, as aired on “Red Sox First Pitch,” after announcing Sandoval would be benched...
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The Streak Ends at One

  John Farrell needs to go. Team meetings, blaming the media, positive vibes and crossing their fingers just isn’t working. Inter-league play used to be where the Red Sox padded their stats and practiced their in-game drinking. This season, it’s just another flavor of losing. Farrell continues to look inept in all aspects of the game. Tonight he wasted his challenge on a call...
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John Farrell Calls For Replay Consistency After Ejection In Red Sox Loss

Pent-up frustration boiled over Wednesday night for Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell. With the Red Sox trailing the Atlanta Braves by two runs in the eighth inning, Farrell vehemently disagreed with a check swing call on Braves shortstop Pedro Ciriaco. He made the umpiring crew aware of his disapproval and seconds later was ejected from his second game this season. Farrell made...
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Red Sox Wrap: John Farrell Ejected As Boston’s Win Streak Ends At One

John Farrell wasn’t around to see the end of his team’s latest defeat. The Boston Red Sox manager was ejected in the seventh inning of Wednesday’s matchup with the Atlanta Braves for arguing a check swing call, highlighting an all-around frustrating night for Farrell’s club. The Red Sox took two leads in the ballgame but could hold neither as the Braves scored four runs...
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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