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Venezuela beats Cuba 3-1, reaches Caribbean Series semis

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) Alex Romero, Jose Martinez and Sandy Leon drove in runs to lead Venezuela's Aragua Tigers over Cuba's Ciego de Avila 3-1 Thursday and advance to the Caribbean Series semifinals. The loss dropped Cuba to 0-3, and it needs a victory Friday to avoid elimination. ''We still have life. We haven't played the best baseball, but we still have a...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Puerto Rico wins on walk-off HR, joins Venezuela and Mexico in Caribbean Series semifinals

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Victories by Puerto Rico and Venezuela on Thursday earned both clubs semifinal spots in the Caribbean Series. They join Mexico, which claimed a semifinal berth on Wednesday when it improved to 3-0.Puerto Rico's Santurce Cangrejeros won in walk-off fashion on Thursday, beating the Escogido Leones of the Dominican Republic 2-1 when first baseman...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Venezuela tops Cuba in Caribbean series of baseball

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) Alex Romero, Jose Martinez and Sandy Leon drove in runs to lead Venezuela's Aragua Tigers to a 3-1 victory Thursday over Cuba's Ciego de Avila and advance to the semifinals of the Caribbean Series. The loss dropped the Cuban team to 0-3 and needing a victory Friday to avoid elimination. ''We still have life. We haven't played the best baseball...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Add Eight Non-Roster Invitees To 2016 Spring Training Roster

The Boston Red Sox announced Wednesday that they’ve added eight non-roster invitees to the club’s 2016 spring training roster. The eight players include infielders Josh Rutledge and Sam Travis, outfielders Brennan Boesch and Allen Craig, catcher Sandy Leon and pitchers Roman Mendez, Kyle Martin and Danny Rosenbaum. The Red Sox now have invited 14 players to major league spring...
Via NESN.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Announce Multiple Roster Moves; Allen Craig Outrighted To PawSox

The Boston Red Sox did some roster shuffling Friday. The Red Sox outrighted outfielder/first baseman Allen Craig to Triple-A Pawtucket. They also outrighted pitchers Jean Machi and Alexi Ogando, making them both free agents. Sandy Leon was outrighted, but he accepted a spot with the PawSox. Pitcher Ryan Cook was claimed off waivers by the Chicago Cubs. Boston also reinstated Clay...
Via NESN.com
November 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval Returns To Red Sox Lineup In Series Finale Vs. Blue Jays

Pablo Sandoval is back in the Boston Red Sox’s lineup in Sunday’s matinee series finale at the Rogers Centre in Toronto. He’ll man his usual third base against the Blue Jays and bat sixth after sitting out the previous two games. He rejoins a Boston offense that saw every starter record a hit Saturday night in a 7-6, come-from-behind win. Catcher Sandy Leon also joins the lineup...
Via NESN.com
September 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Wrap: Rich Hill Dazzles In Return As Sox Top Rays In Extras

Rich Hill’s return to Major League Baseball could not have gone much better. The veteran left-hander twirled a gem for the Boston Red Sox on Sunday, neutralizing the Tampa Bay Rays for seven masterful innings. Hill did everything but earn the victory, as the Red Sox needed 13 innings to knock off the Rays 2-0 in the rubber match of their three-game series. GAME IN A WORD Throwback...
Via NESN.com
September 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox ‘Trying To Get A Little More Offense’ With Blake Swihart (Video)

Before the All-Star break, the Boston Red Sox’s offense finally seemed to be hitting its stride. Any momentum the team had, however, came to a screeching halt over the weekend when Boston was shutout in its first two games of the second half. In an effort to upgrade the offense, Sox manager John Farrell announced Monday that the team has recalled 23-year-old Blake Swihart from...
Via NESN.com
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Sandy Leon Designated For Assignment As Blake Swihart Rejoins Red Sox

There’s been a change of plans behind the plate. The Boston Red Sox activated catcher Blake Swihart from the 15-day disabled list before Monday’s doubleheader against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Fellow backstop Sandy Leon, who was out of minor league options, was designated for assignment. Swihart, who had been on the DL with a foot injury, will split...
Via NESN.com
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Game 92 Preview: Red Sox at Angels

The Angels haven't had a rain out in over 20 years up until last night, so the Red Sox will look to take two today to split the 4 game series which opened up the 2nd half of the season. The Red Sox will have Eduardo Rodriguez (5-2 3.59) to start the doubleheader and will be up against Hector Santiago (6-4 2.33). The Sox will look to avoid their 2nd straight series loss and 4th consecutive...
Via RedSoxLife
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Midseason Grades- Catchers And Infielders

Just like the starting rotation, the Red Sox infield has been a case of hit or miss. Some players are exceeding expectations, while others have fallen far, far short. RYAN HANIGAN- Grade: C+ Ryan Hanigan has looked solid since returning from the DL and has clearly provided value given Christian Vazquez‘s injury. His .237 average comes as expected, but his .376 OBP has helped him...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Time is Running Out for the Red Sox to Make a Run

Boston Red Sox’s Sandy Leon, left, signals to the dugout beside Clay Buchholz during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees in Boston, Friday, July 10, 2015. Manager John Farrell came to the mound and Buchholz left the game. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) The Boston Red Sox sit in last place in the AL East at 42-47, 6.5 games behind the first place New York...
Via The Sports Journal
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Sandy Leon Told Clay Buchholz ‘You’ve Got To Be Smart’ After Injury (Video)

The Boston Red Sox were dealt a serious scare Friday night when elbow tightness forced pitcher Clay Buchholz to leave his start against the New York Yankees during the fourth inning. Catcher Sandy Leon was the one who signaled to the Red Sox’s dugout after chatting with Buchholz on the mound, and Leon told reporters after the game that he advised the right-hander to play it...
Via NESN.com
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Clay Buchholz Exits Red Sox-Yankees Game With Apparent Injury (Videos)

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — One of the Red Sox’s worst nightmares came to life Friday night at Fenway Park. Clay Buchholz, who has been Boston’s most reliable starting pitcher this season, exited the Red Sox’s series opener against the New York Yankees in the fourth inning with an apparent injury. Just looking at Buchholz's last pitch...
Via NESN.com
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Shane Victorino Hits Ground Running In Return To Lineup

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Independence Day has been kind to the Red Sox. Clay Buchholz and the Red Sox defeated the Houston Astros 6-1 in a Fourth of July matinee Saturday at Fenway Park, improving Boston’s all-time record on America’s birthday to 91-67. Maybe it’s a coincidence. Maybe the Red Sox are just that damn patriotic. Either way, Boston...
Via NESN.com
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino Returns To Red Sox’s Lineup For Fourth Of July Matinee

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Shane Victorino is back. Victorino, who was activated from the disabled list before Friday’s game, returns to the Red Sox’s starting lineup Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park. The 34-year-old will play right field and bat eighth for Boston’s Fourth of July showdown with the Houston Astros. Victorino hasn’t played since...
Via NESN.com
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via NESN.com
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Going With Three Catchers In Ryan Hanigan’s Return From Injury

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox will keep three catchers on their active roster. For now. The Red Sox activated Ryan Hanigan from the 15-day disabled list before Thursday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Boston optioned right-handed reliever Jonathan Aro to Triple-A Pawtucket to make room for the veteran backstop...
Via NESN.com
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Podcast: Should Blake Swihart Remain Boston’s Starting Catcher?

It’s tough to put a finger on these Boston Red Sox, other than to say the season hasn’t been as successful as they’d hoped entering the year. But there have been some silver linings. Take catcher Blake Swihart’s maturation, for instance. Ryan Hanigan is set to return from a hand injury this week, creating an interesting situation behind the plate involving Swihart, Hanigan...
Via NESN.com
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Mailbag: What Should Boston Have Done Differently In Offseason?

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox still haven’t blown things up. While it was reasonable to wonder whether the Red Sox would make wholesale changes Monday if things continued to trend downward, if only because off days are a good time for self-reflection, Boston made a bit of a statement over the weekend by taking two of three from the...
Via NESN.com
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Is Red Sox’s Backup Catcher With Blake Swihart Unavailable

This embed is invalid" /> Mike Napoli is on standby. With Blake Swihart unavailable for at least one day, Napoli is considered the Boston Red Sox’s backup catcher for Sunday’s series finale against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium, according to manager John Farrell. Sandy Leon, of course, earned the start behind the plate with Swihart...
Via NESN.com
June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Freddie Freeman’s Games-Played Streak Ends

BOSTON, MA – JUNE 15: Freddie Freeman #5 of the Atlanta Braves scores past Sandy Leon #3 of the Boston Red Sox in the fourth inning at Fenway Park on June 15, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Mandatory credit: Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images) After some time on the road, the Braves are back home at Turner Field for two series against the Boston Red Sox and the New York Mets. The...
Via The Sports Journal
June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Extra-Inning Loss To Blue Jays Magnifies Boston’s Predicament

BOSTON — The final innings spoke louder than the comeback. The Red Sox rallied from four runs down Saturday at Fenway Park to tie their game against the Blue Jays 4-4 in the sixth inning. But Boston, in a move representative of the team’s maddening 2015 season, couldn’t build on its momentum in the ensuing innings and Toronto pulled out a 5-4 win in 11 frames. “It’s competitive...
Via NESN.com
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Recap - Sox rally late but still lose

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterThe Red Sox rallied from a 4-0 deficit to tie the game in the sixth inning, only to lose in eleven 5-4 to the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park on Saturday afternoon.Matt Barnes was the loser in relief, giving up the go-ahead run on Russell Martin's tenth home run of the season in the top of the eleventh.Photo courtesy of the Associated PressYour 2015...
Via RedSoxLife
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Alejandro De Aza Showing Signs Of Being Nice Piece In Red Sox’s Puzzle

This embed is invalid" /> Alejandro De Aza’s contributions Sunday weren’t lost on his new skipper. De Aza, appearing in just his third game with the Red Sox, ripped a pinch-hit RBI single into right field in the eighth inning as part of Boston’s seven-run explosion. The Red Sox already had a 5-4 lead before De Aza batted for Sandy Leon, as Xander...
Via NESN.com
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss
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