Red Sox Roster Reset: How Trade Deadline Impacted Boston’s 2014 Plans

The Red Sox no longer found the status quo to be acceptable. Boston continued to overhaul its roster Thursday by making a flurry of moves before Major League Baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline. The Red Sox consummated four trades with four different teams involving 11 players. The Sox, who already traded away pitchers Jake Peavy and Felix Doubront in the last week, enter August...
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From Left Field: Mets Should Look To Red Sox As Trade Partners In Offseason

Yoenis Cespedes at the 2013 Home Run Derby at Citi Field (Photo by Jim Mancari) So another July 31 trade deadline has passed, and while the Mets maybe weren’t so active right now, some of the deals that occurred could actually affect the Amazin’s this offseason. The Boston Red Sox completely overhauled their pitching staff by trading Jon Lester and John Lackey, as well as Felix...
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Red Sox Injury Update: Shane Victorino taken out as a precaution

Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino left Wednesday night's game in the fifth inning as a precaution against aggravating the hamstring that has limited him to just 30 games this season. Daniel Nava pinch hit for him in the fifth after manager John Farrell noticed him moving more slowly after his last at bat.'s Ian Browne reported Wednesday night that Farrell...
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Red Sox Notes: Shane Victorino’s Early Exit ‘Totally Precautionary’

BOSTON — The Red Sox are limping their way toward Major League Baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline. The Red Sox suffered their eighth loss in nine games Wednesday as the Toronto Blue Jays exited Fenway Park with a 6-1 win and a three-game sweep. Perhaps Boston can start trending in the right direction after Thursday’s deadline. It’s been a rough stretch for the Red Sox....
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Are the 2014 Red Sox one of the most disappointing defending champions?

Calling this season in Boston a nightmare may be an understatement. The Red Sox shocked nearly everyone by winning the 2013 World Series, a year after losing 93 games and finishing in the cellar of the AL East for the first time in 20 years. After the club raced to 97 wins a year ago, the misery has once again surfaced in Beantown – the Red Sox are ten games under .500 and last...
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Red Sox-Rays Live: John Lackey Looks To Snap Boston’s Four-Game Skid

5:15 p.m.: Shane Victorino has been on fire since returning from the disabled list last Saturday. The Red Sox’s current plan calls for him to play four of five games, though, so Victorino will sit out Saturday. Brock Holt will patrol right field in Victorino’s absence. Daniel Nava and Jackie Bradley Jr. will man left field and center field, respectively, against right-hander...
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Shane Victorino Out; Christian Vazquez In Lineup For Red Sox Vs. Rays

Shane Victorino has been showing the Boston Red Sox what they’ve missed recently, hitting .435 over his last six games since returning from the disabled list on July 19. Despite Victorino’s success, the Red Sox are wary of rushing the outfielder back too quickly, and the team will give Shane the night off on Saturday for its contest against the Tampa Bay Rays. Red Sox Swiss...
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Red Sox Notes: Shane Victorino Showing What Boston Missed This Season

The Major League Baseball trade deadline is six days away. The cries for the Boston Red Sox to sell have never been louder. The Red Sox dropped their fourth straight game Friday against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Junichi Tazawa suffered the loss after imploding in the seventh inning of Boston’s 6-4 defeat. The Red Sox now are nine games below .500 (47-56) with 59 tilts...
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Man, Does Shane Victorino Love Sweet Rolls

Gotta be honest: when I think of food to fuel an athlete, “Hawaiian sweet rolls” doesn’t spring to mind. But who am I to judge? Shane’s walking around with two World Series rings while I can barely put my pants on without giving myself a hernia. Anyway, here’s a commercial with Shane catching rolls in Fenway Park. You’re welcome. The post Man, Does Shane Victorino Love...
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Red Sox’s Offense Hits New Low In Blowout Loss To Blue Jays

The Boston Red Sox broke up Marcus Stroman’s no-hit bid Thursday afternoon with no outs in the top of the seventh. And … that’s about it. Shane Victorino’s bloop single was the only hit the Red Sox managed against the rookie right-hander — or any Toronto Blue Jays pitcher, for that matter — who tossed seven scoreless innings to lead the Jays to an 8-0 victory at Rogers...
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Red Sox-Blue Jays Live: Shane Victorino Leads Off While Brock Holt Rests

4:45 p.m. ET: That infamous laggard, Brock Holt, is out of the lineup again Wednesday. It’s the second time in more than two months he’s gotten the day off. Must be nice. In all seriousness, Holt certainly wasn’t going to complain about so much playing time, but fatigue might have been a factor in his 0-for-4 performance Tuesday. With Holt out, Shane Victorino takes over in...
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Red Sox Fall Back Into Old Habit In Streak-Snapping Loss To Blue Jays

The Boston Red Sox fell back into an old habit Tuesday. The Red Sox, whose offense has improved significantly of late, squandered several scoring opportunities en route to suffering a 7-3 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. The defeat snapped Boston’s winning streak at five games. “We created a number of opportunities through the first five (innings),” Red Sox manager...
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Red Sox-Blue Jays Live: Boston Looks To Carry Momentum North Of Border

5:30 p.m.: Shane Victorino is not in the Red Sox’s starting lineup, though his absence is unsurprising. Victorino was activated from the disabled list before Saturday’s game against the Kansas City Royals at Fenway Park. Red Sox manager John Farrell said before Sunday’s game that the plan called for Victorino to play four out of five games to start, and Sunday marked his fourth...
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Red Sox Rumors: Winning Has Team Exploring Options

Fueled by brighter times that have seen them win seven of their last eight games, including a three-game weekend sweep of the Kansas City Royals, the Boston Red Sox face growing uncertainty about their plans as the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline draws nearer. Though they are six games under .500 at 46-52 and in the American League East basement, percentage points behind Tampa...
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Red Sox Notes: Will Middlebrooks To Remain At Pawtucket For Time Being

BOSTON — The Red Sox welcomed back outfielder Shane Victorino with a victory. Victorino returned to the Red Sox’s starting lineup Saturday as Boston defeated the Kansas City Royals 2-1 at Fenway Park. The Sox now have won six of their last seven games, with Jon Lester waiting in the wings for Sunday’s series finale. It wasn’t long ago that Boston looked dead in the water...
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Shane Victorino’s Return A Perfect Complement To Red Sox’s Sudden Surge

BOSTON — The Red Sox have been playing with plenty of energy of late. They’re about to get another shot in the arm. Outfielder Shane Victorino returned Saturday after missing almost two months with hamstring and back injuries. There’s no way to tell whether Victorino would have changed the Red Sox’s fortunes in that span had he been healthy, but his make-up makes him the...
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Red Sox Activate Shane Victorino and Option Mookie Betts

photo credit: Keith Allison via Outfielder, Shane Victorino has just been activated from the disabled list and will bat sixth in Boston’s lineup tonight against the Royals at Fenway Park. Victorino has been on and off the DL all season.  He  began the season on the DL with a strained right hamstring returning at the end of April only to get placed on the DL again a month later...
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Red Sox Injury Update: Shane Victorino in lineup tonight

The Boston Red Sox defeated the Kansas City Royals on Friday by the score of 5-4. The win improved the Red Sox to 44-52 on the season. Although only 24th in the Major Leagues in runs scored, the Red Sox should be adding a spark to the lineup, as veteran outfielder Shane Victorino has been activated from the disabled list. #451875404 / gettyimages.comI reported yesterday that Victorino...
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Shane Victorino Batting Sixth In Return To Red Sox’s Starting Lineup

BOSTON — Shane Victorino will bat sixth in his return to the Red Sox’s starting lineup. Victorino, who hasn’t played in a major league game since May 23, was activated from the disabled list before Saturday’s game against the Kansas City Royals at Fenway Park. He’ll man his usual post in right field. It’s been a frustrating season for Victorino, as the 33-year-old outfielder...
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7/19/14- Red Sox Pregame Notes vs Royals. Shane Victorino is back!

Boston, Mass- The Red Sox, fresh off of a 5-4 win against the Royals last night, take on Kansas City in the second game of a three game series. Kansas City gives the ball to Danny Duffy, whose 2.76 ERA leads the Royals pitching staff. Duffy has gone into the sixth inning in each of his last eight starts, so he has been effective of late. On the other side of the diamond, Boston counters...
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Shane Victorino Activated By Red Sox; Mookie Betts Optioned To Triple-A

BOSTON — Shane Victorino has returned. The Red Sox activated Victorino from the disabled list before Saturday’s game against the Kansas City Royals at Fenway Park. Mookie Betts was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket in a corresponding roster move. Victorino hasn’t appeared in a major league game since May 23. He landed on the DL with a hamstring injury and later tweaked his back...
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Pawtucket Red Sox, Buffalo Bisons Clear Benches At McCoy Stadium (Photos)

Tempers flared between the Pawtucket Red Sox and Buffalo Bisons on Friday night at McCoy Stadium. Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino and third baseman Will Middlebrooks both played for the PawSox as part of their respective injury rehab assignments, but fans were treated to much more following the sixth inning of Pawtucket’s 4-3 win. The PawSox and Bisons emptied the benches...
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Shane Victorino On Verge Of Returning To Red Sox After Injury Battles

BOSTON — Outfielder Shane Victorino could return to the Red Sox as soon as Saturday. Victorino, who hasn’t appeared in a major league game since May 23 because of injuries, was hopeful he’d be activated before Friday’s second-half opener against the Kansas City Royals at Fenway Park. The Red Sox decided Victorino needed at least one more rehab game with Triple-A Pawtucket...
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Red Sox Injury Update: Shane Victorino could return this weekend

The defending World Series Champion Boston Red Sox find themselves with a record of 43-52 and in a nine and a half game hole in the American League East. Although in the middle of the pack in pitching, the offense has struggled, ranked 25th in the Major Leagues in runs scored. The Red Sox could be getting a spark back to the offense, as outfielder Shane Victorino could be activated...
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Shane Victorino Goes 2-For-4 In Nine Innings With Pawtucket Red Sox

Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino is on track to join his big league club much sooner than later. Victorino played in the fourth game of his most recent injury rehab assignment Thursday with Triple-A Pawtucket, and he fared better than he has in any game since landing on the disabled list on May 25 with a hamstring injury and back tightness. The Flyin’ Hawaiian went 2...
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