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Recent Head Injuries Bring Attention to Hazards Faced by MLB Catchers

It has been a difficult spring for Oakland A’s catcher Derek Norris. The current leader among American League catchers in All-Star balloting is also the unofficial leader in hits received to the head from opposing batters this season. Norris’ most recent run-in with an opposing hitter’s backswing came on Sunday afternoon when Jonathan Herrera of the Boston Red Sox caught him...
Via i70baseball
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox-White Sox Live: Clay Buchholz Starts Series Opener Vs. Chicago

6:38 p.m.: Mike Carp, who was sidelined with a broken right foot, was activated from the disabled list before Monday’s game. Jonathan Herrera was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket. Carp might not see too much action right away, however. The White Sox are sending out three left-handed starters in the series. Monday’s starter, Scott Carroll, is the only right-hander scheduled to pitch...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Carp Activated From DL; Jonathan Herrera Optioned To Pawtucket

BOSTON — Mike Carp is in. Jonathan Herrera is out. The Red Sox activated Carp from the 15-day disabled list before Monday’s game against the Chicago White Sox at Fenway Park. Herrera was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket in what manager John Farrell described as a difficult decision. “He’s done a lot of good things. He fits the role to a tee — the utility role. It was a difficult...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox-Orioles Live: John Lackey Starts In Game 2 Of Doubleheader

The Boston Red Sox will aim for back-to-back victories in Game 2 of their Saturday doubleheader against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park. Boston won the first game 3-2 behind eight stellar innings from starting pitcher Jon Lester. Red Sox closer Koji Uehara picked up the win after Jonathan Herrera won the game in the bottom of the ninth inning with a walk-off pinch hit single...
Via NESN.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Jonathan Herrera’s Pinch Hit Gives Red Sox Walkoff Win Over Orioles

The Boston Red Sox earned their sixth walkoff win of 2014 in Game 1 of Saturday’s doubleheader against the AL East-leading Baltimore Orioles. Shortstop Jonathan Herrera, who pinch hit in the bottom of the ninth inning for Jackie Bradley Jr., hit a single to right-center field off of Orioles reliever T.J. McFarland that scored Jonny Gomes from second base. The 3-2 victory snapped...
Via NESN.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli stole home plate (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Want to see something you have never seen before and will likely never see again? Boston Red Sox slugger Mike Napoli stole home plate during a win over the Oakland A’s on Sunday afternoon. A’s starter Tommy Malone caught Red Sox shortstop Jonathan Herrera leaning in the third inning […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Steals Home With ‘Ninja’ Slide In Red Sox’s Win (Video)

For anyone who simply glanced over Sunday’s box score, your eyes did not deceive you. Mike Napoli indeed stole home. Napoli’s theft wasn’t a conventional steal, as the Red Sox slugger raced home from third base after Jonathan Herrera nearly got picked off first base by Oakland Athletics starter Tommy Milone in the third inning of Boston’s 7-6, 10-inning win. But it still...
Via NESN.com
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Jonathan Herrera To Replace Stephen Drew In Red Sox’s Finale Vs. A’s

The Boston Red Sox will have one more chance to get their bats going against the Oakland Athletics, but Stephen Drew won’t be in the lineup to do so. The Sox take on the A’s at 4 p.m. Sunday in the series finale of a four-game set, and Jonathan Herrera will get the call at shortstop and bat seventh in the place of Stephen Drew, who is hitless in his last 16 at-bats. Xander Bogaerts...
Via NESN.com
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Xander Bogaerts Out Of Red Sox’s Starting Lineup Against A’s Amid Slump

Xander Bogaerts is out of the Boston Red Sox’s starting lineup Saturday against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum. Bogaerts currently is stuck in a major slump. The Red Sox instead will deploy Jonathan Herrera at third base against right-hander Jesse Chavez, who has had plenty of success with the A’s this season. Bogaerts, who went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Friday’s...
Via NESN.com
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox-Orioles Live: Jonathan Herrera Steps Into Action At Shortstop

3:30 p.m. ET: Jonathan Herrera is getting plenty of action as Stephen Drew continues to deal with a variety of issues that have held the recently signed shortstop out of the lineup. Drew is on the bench again Tuesday as the tightness in his right oblique apparently has not lessened. That means more time for Herrera, who has made it into seven of the last 10 games for the Red Sox...
Via NESN.com
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Stephen Drew Sits Against Orioles Despite Past Success Against Bud Norris

Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew was supposed to help a team that has struggled against right-handed pitching. With right-handed Bud Norris on the mound for the Baltimore Orioles on Monday night, it seemed like a sure thing that Drew would be in the lineup. However, Jonathan Herrera has been penciled in at shortstop and will hit eighth while Drew will be on the bench to begin...
Via NESN.com
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Where’s Stephen Drew?

  Here is tonight’s starting line-up: 1. Brock Holt (L) 1B 2. Xander Bogaerts (R) 3B 3. Dustin Pedroia (R) 2B 4. David Ortiz (L) DH 5. Jonny Gomes (R) LF 6. A.J. Pierzynski (L) C 7. Grady Sizemore (L) RF 8. Jonathan Herrera (S) SS 9. Jackie Bradley Jr. (L) CF SP Rubby De La Rosa (R) (1-0, 0.00 ERA) If you’re wondering where Stephen Drew (aka The Savior) is, join the club. Drew...
Via Surviving Grady
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox-Tigers Live: Rubby De La Rosa To Make Second Start Of Season For Boston

The Boston Red Sox will look to end a three-game losing streak Friday night when they take on the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. These teams have played three times this season, with Detroit sweeping Boston in a three-game series at Fenway Park by a combined score of 13-3. Making the start for the Red Sox is 25-year-old Rubby De La Rosa, who picked up his first career major-league...
Via NESN.com
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Rubby De La Rosa To Start; Stephen Drew To Sit For Red Sox vs. Tigers

Stephen Drew has struggled to get going in his first two starts since joining the Boston Red Sox, going hitless in eight plate appearances. The Red Sox shortstop won’t get the chance to break that streak on Friday, as Jonathan Herrera will get the start at shortstop and bat eighth as Boston kicks off a three-game series against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. The Sox will...
Via NESN.com
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox-Indians Live: Jake Peavy Looks To Put Boston Back On Track

6:50 p.m.: Shortstop Stephen Drew returned to the Red Sox on Monday. He’ll be out of the lineup Tuesday with left-hander T.J. House getting the nod for the Indians. Jonathan Herrera will play short, and Xander Bogaerts will play third base as the Red Sox look to get the 21-year-old acclimated to his new position. Bogaerts went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in Monday’s loss. Brock...
Via NESN.com
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Stephen Drew Out; Jonathan Herrera, Alex Hassan In Red Sox Lineup

Stephen Drew had a rather quiet 2014 debut with the Boston Red Sox on Monday, going 0-for-2 with a walk and a strikeout in a streak-breaking 3-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians. As the Red Sox look to get back in the win column on Tuesday, Drew will take a seat in favor of switch-hitting shortstop Jonathan Herrera, who will bat ninth against left-handed Indians pitcher T.J. House....
Via NESN.com
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: De La Rosa, Red Sox Shut Up Rays, 7-1

It was Rubby De La Rosa‘s world last night and we all got to live in it. The young righty flamethrower was called up to start in place of the injured Clay Buchholz and did not disappoint in his first career start for the Boston Red Sox. De La Rosa went seven innings, allowing four hits while striking out eight as the local nine beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-1 at Fenway Park. It’s...
Via Sox and Dawgs
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Injury Update: Dustin Pedroia out of lineup Saturday, could return Sunday

After leaving in the 10thinning of the Red Sox extra innings win on Friday, as I reported, Dustin Pedroia was out of the lineup Saturday due to an injury to his right hand. The Red Sox took the game 7-1 as Jonathan Herrera started in Pedroia’s place. X rays were negative for Pedroia. He's undergoing MRI now. Per Farrell, hopefully looking like a day-to-day issue.— Boston...
Via Sports Injury Alert
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Rubby De La Rosa Dominant as Red Sox Pummel Rays, 7-1

Making his first start with the Red Sox and first start since July 31, 2011, while with the Dodgers, right-hander Rubby De La Rosa delivered a dominant performance Saturday night at Fenway Park, as the Sox pummeled the Rays, 7-1. De La Rosa, who was added to the roster just before the game, went seven shutout innings, allowing just four hits with no walks and eight strikeouts. ...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Rubby Tosses A 'Gem' As Sox Drub Rays, 7-1

(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)In his first ever start at Fenway Park, Rubby De La Rosa showed no signs of the jitters. In fact, he went out and threw seven shutout innings at the last-place Rays—walking none and striking out eight. The Red Sox could not have expected anything more from the young fire-baller—acquired in The Great Punto Trade Of 2012. De La Rosa was pretty...
Via FenwayNation
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays trounced by Red Sox in uneventful 7-1 loss

BOSTON -- Rubby De La Rosa pitched seven shutout innings in his first big league start in nearly three years, Brock Holt hit his first career homer and the Boston Red Sox won their sixth straight with a 7-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday night. The teams kept it clean a day after having their second benches-clearing scrum in less than a week. Holt and Jackie Bradley...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

A.J. Pierzynski Bats Third In Red Sox’s Shuffled Lineup Against Rays

BOSTON — The Red Sox’s lineup Saturday against the Tampa Bay Rays is a far cry from the one put forth on Opening Day. Jonathan Herrera will fill in for an injured Dustin Pedroia at second base and bat ninth. He’ll bookend a shuffled lineup that will feature three left-handed hitters in the meat of the order. Catcher A.J. Pierzynski will bat third for the first time this season...
Via NESN.com
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 55: Sox look to take game 2 against Tampa

Conor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)Contributing WriterThe Red Sox turn to Rubby de la Rosa tonight, who is making his first appearance with the big league Sox this season, to keep the win train going tonight. de la Rosa is 2-3 with a 3.04 ERA in 10 starts with the Pawtucket Red Sox and is taking Clay Buchholz's spot in the rotation for the time being.The umpires will have their...
Via RedSoxLife
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Xander Bogaerts’ Night Off Gives Jonathan Herrera First Start In Eight Games (Video)

After a rough night against the Cincinnati Reds, Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts will get the night off Wednesday. Bogaerts went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts in Boston’s 4-3 extra-inning win Tuesday, but manager John Farrell was careful not to call the young shortstop’s absence from the lineup the next day a benching. Instead, Farrell explained it was more of an opportunity...
Via NESN.com
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Third Base a Constant Sorrow

Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer It could be called a luxury.The Red Sox have some great depth at third base, with Will Middlebrooks, Brock Holt, and utility infielder Jonathan Herrera.Then the Red Sox decided it would be a good move to acquire Ryan Roberts for a salary of $1 million with bonus up to $1.25 million based on performance. Not much danger of the performance bonus...
Via RedSoxLife
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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