Red Sox Spring Training Roster Cuts: Rich Hill Among Players On Move

The Boston Red Sox’s major league spring training roster continues to shrink. Pitchers Rich Hill, Dalier Hinojosa and John Ely were reassigned to minor league camp on Sunday. Catcher Dan Butler was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket. Hill arrived at Red Sox camp late because of the tragic death of his newborn son. The 34-year-old left-hander has been solid since arriving, though. He...
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Middlebrooks Trying Contact Lenses; Other Red Sox Spring Training Notes

There’s something unsettling about a tie in baseball, even though it makes total sense during spring training. The Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies played to a 2-2, 10-inning tie in Clearwater, Fla., on Friday. It marked Boston’s second tie of spring training, as the Red Sox and Miami Marlins played to a 0-0 tie on March 6 in a game shortened to seven innings because...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Red Sox Jobs Up For Grabs In Fort Myers

As The Boston Herald's Michael Silverman points out, there are three spots left undecided on the Red Sox Opening Day Roster. Those three are: the starting center fielder, one reliever and a utility infielder. The marquee competition is, of course, between Grady Sizemore and Jackie Bradley, Jr. The news that both Daniel Nava and Shane Victorino will get Spring playing time in...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Rich Hill Grateful For Opportunity; Other Red Sox Spring Training Notes

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Look out. The Boston Red Sox have won five of their last six spring training contests. The Red Sox downed the Toronto Blue Jays in Dunedin on Friday behind a strong effort from Clay Buchholz. The Sox now shift their attention to the Philadelphia Phillies, who will arrive in Fort Myers on Saturday for a 7:05 p.m. ET clash. Before shifting our attention to Saturday’s...
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Pitching You Can't Miss This Week

Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer If you are into pitching like I am, then you will be interested in the Red Sox pitching lineup for the coming week.Over at they have put together the Red Sox plans for their starter, bullpen relievers, and closer. Some of the interesting ones to watch are marked in red.Today at Twins: Jake Peavy, Brandon Workman, Andrew Miller, Jose...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Rich Hill Returns To Mound After Son’s Death

Rich Hill made his return to the mound for the Red Sox on Wednesday after spending a season with the Cleveland Indians and dealing with the recent loss of his infant son. Hill reported to Red Sox camp March 6, and threw 25 pitches in a minor league intrasquad game Wednesday, according to The Boston Globe. Hill faced six batters, striking out four. “To get out there today felt great...
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots Have Turned Down a 2nd Round Pick for Ryan Mallett. Twice.

Richard Hill of Pats Pulpit is reporting, per two individuals that he has a great deal of trust in, that the Patriots have fielded offers from other teams in the past who were willing to offer the Patriots a second round pick for Ryan Mallett. Specifically, they received separate offers from different teams, both of whom were willing to part with a second round pick for Mallett....
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Indians reliever Hill delays spring training arrival due to death of son

Boston Red Sox reliever Rich Hill's absence from spring training has been explained in the saddest of ways. The pitcher, who signed a minor-league deal to return to the team this offseason, arrived in Fort Myers on Wednesday night. His late arrival, he told reporters Thursday morning, was due to the illness and death of his infant son. "We had a son on Dec. 26, and he was...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox pitcher reveals infant son has died after battling illness

Boston Red Sox reliever Rich Hill’s absence from spring training has been explained in the saddest of ways. The pitcher, who signed a minor league deal to return to the team this offseason, arrived in Fort Myers on Wednesday night. His late arrival, he told reporters Thursday morning, was due to the illness and death of his infant son. “We had a son on Dec. 26, and he was born...
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Rich Hill joins Red Sox in spring training after infant son passes away

This is heartbreaking. Veteran left-hander Rich Hill has joined the Red Sox in Florida for spring training after his infant son passed away. He had been in Boston with his family. From ESPN Boston: "We had a son on Dec. 26, and he was born with multiple issues that we confronted and had to deal with as we were moving through the last couple of months at Mass General,"...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Rich Hill Returns To Baseball With New Outlook

Rich HillRich Hill—the lefty reliever who pitched for the Red Sox between 2010 and 2012—is putting life and baseball in a new perspective. He's just returning to camp (via a minor league invite) after dealing with serious family matters for the last couple of months. On December 26th, his wife gave birth to a son who suffered from multiple medical issues from the start. This...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Rich Hill Absent From Red Sox Spring Training Because Of ‘Serious Family Issue’

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Boston Red Sox reliever Rich Hill has been absent from spring training because of a “serious family issue,” according to manager John Farrell. “There’s still a number of things that they’re working through, he and his family,” Farrell said Saturday at JetBlue Park. “There’s no date on his arrival here.” The Red Sox signed Hill, who spent three...
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Where'd They Go? 2013 Indians Free Agents

The Indians had a few high level free agents leave during the off-season, something that hasn't happened in a long time. It may not be news at this point, but now that the final Ubaldo has fallen, it's time to look back and see where everyone ended up in the order they got there. Joe Smith Smith was the player the Indians would have most liked to keep around, but was...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

10 Red Sox Reunions Boston Fans Likely Would Welcome (Photos)

Rich Hill reportedly has rejoined the Boston Red Sox on a minor league deal. It’s not a major splash, but it goes to show that the Red Sox valued the left-hander’s three years in the organization from 2010-12. Hill wasn’t the only former (and now current) Red Sox reliever to make headlines over the last few days, as Daniel Bard inked a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers...
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox reach deal with Rich Hill

The Boston Red Sox have signed pitcher Rich Hill to a minor league contract. Hill will turn 34 in March and previously pitched with the Red Sox from 2010-2012 before going to Cleveland last year. Joel Sherman reported that Hill’s contract is worth $840,000 and that the left hander could also earn another $500,000 in appearance bonus. #Redsox signed LHR Rich Hill to minor lge deal...
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Boston Red Sox Sign Starting Pitcher Rich Hill To Minor League Deal

The Boston Red Sox have signed veteran starting pitcher Rich Hill to a minor league contract, per Joel Sherman of the New York Post. #Redsox signed LHR Rich Hill to minor lge deal. $840K in MLB. $500K in app bonuses. If not on MLB roster on 5/15, 6/30 can opt out.— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) January 31, 2014 Hill pitched in 40 games for the Red Sox from 2010 through 2012. He...
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Kanye West Assaults Man For Calling Kim Kardashian a N*gger Lover

I have to admit if Kim’s version is true, then I don’t blame Kanye. Kanye and Kim were in Beverly Hills when they were swarmed by photogs. We’re told the 18-year-old came to Kim’s rescue and held the door of a medical building open so she could get in. As Kim walked, the guy allegedly said, “F**k these fa**ot-ass n****rs”" — referring to the paparazzi. Kim then...
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January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

The Diff: Reviewing Indians pitching moves this offseason

The Diff is your weekly WFNY look into the amazing world of sports statistics. For a complete log of articles, click this link. On Friday, I wrote about the Cavs’ terrible offense (except for when they play the lowly Philadelphia 76ers, apparently). Today, I’m writing about the many offseason transactions involving pitchers for the the Cleveland Indians. Entering this offseason...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Giving thanks at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario

There isn’t a better time to be sitting here at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario than at Thanksgiving. Okay…that’s not totally true. I’m a Cleveland Indians’ fan…which brings with it…irony. The irony is that more often than not over the past 42 years of my life, the cupboards have been more empty than full this time of year. Not this year. My, what a difference a...
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November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB News: Indians sign Mike Zagurski to minor league deal

Lefty reliever Mike Zagurski signed a minor league deal with the Cleveland Indians on Thursday that includes an invitation to spring training. The team confirmed the deal this morning, as shared on Twitter. Zagurski, 30, pitched for the Yankees, Diamondbacks and Athletics organizations during the 2013 season. He has struggled in limited time in the majors throughout his career, posting...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Swinging for the Fences: Looking at the lefties

Many Cleveland faithful would prefer to forget the name Rich Hill sooner rather than later. However, as tough as he was to watch on the mound at times this season, he was only a symptom of an ongoing issue for the Indians in 2013. After the departures of left-handed relief mainstays Tony Sipp and Rafael Perez, the process of bringing in and testing new southpaw recruits proved...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

What the Indians Need This Winter: Bullpen

Overall, there aren't a ton of exiting free agents this season for the Indians and most have internal replacements that played at least some during 2013. The bullpen is a little different story, however. The Indians top reliever for the past four years, Joe Smith, is a free agent and could easily out-price himself out of an Indians return. Rich Hill is also a free agent and shouldn...
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November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Tigers Success Shows Indians Strength

Now that it has been over two weeks since the Wild Card game and the Detroit Tigers are officially out of the playoffs it is time to look back at what the Tribe accomplished in 2013.  The Cleveland Indians did some things this year that are nothing short of amazing, a lot of it even before the regular season started.  They spent money on free agents, made some big trades, and...
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October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

The IBI Awards: Least Valuable Pitcher

The 2013 season proved quite successful for Cleveland as the team completed a 24-win turnaround and made the playoffs with a 92-70 record. As a part of recapping the year that was, IBI is once again giving out some year-end awards. Unlike last year, we will be focusing only on Cleveland-centric awards. Today we unveil IBI's Least Valuable Pitcher: Rank Name Points ...
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October 16, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL Picks, 2012 Season, Week 12

The New England Patriots scored a convincing win last weekend against Indianapolis, but it ended up being a costly one. Star tight end Rob Gronkowski could miss a month or more with a broken arm suffered while blocking on an extra point late in the game. Richard Hill, assistant editor for Pats Pulpit, acknowledges that Gronk is a tough loss to swallow, but adds that the team may...
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November 21, 2012  |  Discuss

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