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Yoenis Cespedes’ Advice To Rusney Castillo: ‘Don’t Get Overwhelmed’

The bright lights of Fenway Park await Rusney Castillo. The Cuban outfielder’s impending arrival to the Boston Red Sox will be filled with promise, expectations and, inherently, a great deal of pressure. Those familiar with Castillo, including Red Sox outfielder and fellow Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes, are confident in the 27-year-old’s ability to adapt to life as a Major League...
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4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. As poor as the Boston Red Sox have played at home over the last the month, they've been very good on the road of late. The Red Sox can record a third straight win at Tropicana Field by handing the Tampa Bay Rays a third consecutive defeat Saturday night. Boston (59-75) has dropped 14 of 17 at Fenway Park and began its...
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14 hours ago  |  Discuss

(Too many) Angels in the outfield: Boston's outfield problem

AP ImagesConor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)Contributing WriterWhat to do, what to do. With the signing of Rusney Castillo, the Red Sox added another layer to an outfield that now seems overloaded with talent. The Red Sox signed Castillo to a 7-year/$72 million deal after trading Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes to the Oakland Athletic's for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and bringing in...
Via RedSoxLife
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Did trading Yoenis Cespedes doom the Oakland A’s?

On July 31st, the Oakland Athletics stood atop the league, at 66-41, two games ahead of the Los Angeles Angels. They carried what was far and away the best offense in the American League, with 535 runs scored to that point and looked primed to carry that into October. Then they traded Yoenis Cespedes. Now, the trade of Cespedes was completely shocking, but also looked at as something...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Did trading Yoenis Cespedes doom the Oakland A’s?

On July 31st, the Oakland Athletics stood atop the league, at 66-41, two games ahead of the Los Angeles Angels. They carried what was far and away the best offense in the American League, with 535 runs scored to that point and looked primed to carry that into October. Then they traded Yoenis Cespedes. Now, the trade of Cespedes was completely shocking, but also looked at as something...
Via Bloguin Best
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cespedes Delivers Blown Win As Sox Top Jays

NESN ScreenshotThe Red Sox are having such a bizarre year, they should invent stats just to apply to their situation. A case in point was last night's game in America Lite. Leading 3-0 with one out in the ninth, Clay Buchholz (named 'most disappointing' in our FN Poll) loaded the bases. On comes Koji Uehara for the easy save, right? Maybe last year. Uehara coughed up...
Via FenwayNation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Brock Holt Feeling ‘Little Cuckoo’ Following Collision

You can’t win ‘em all. You can’t lose ‘em all, either. The Boston Red Sox snapped their eight-game losing streak Monday with a 4-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. The Sox blew a three-run lead in the ninth inning but prevailed in 10 frames after Yoenis Cespedes knocked in Brock Holt with a two-out, two-strike RBI single. There were several positives to come...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Yoenis Cespedes lifts Red Sox over Jays, ends 8-game losing streak

  Another late clutch hit from Yoenis Cespedes brought an end to Boston's lengthy losing streak. Cespedes singled home the go-ahead run in the 10th inning and the Red Sox survived a ninth-inning collapse to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 on Monday night, snapping their slide at eight games. ''Cespy has been so good since coming over to us,'' manager John Farrell...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cespedes lifts Red Sox to 4-3 win over Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) Yoenis Cespedes singled home the go-ahead run in the 10th inning and the Boston Red Sox survived a ninth-inning collapse to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 on Monday night, snapping their losing streak at eight games. Cespedes has 19 RBIs in 22 games since being traded to Boston on July 31. Seven of those 19 RBIs have given the Red Sox a lead. Brock Holt hit a one-out...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Cespedes 10th Inning RBI leads Sox to 4-3 Win

Behind a dominant performance by Clay Buchholz and another disastrous blown save for Koji Uehara, Yoenis Cespedes and the Boston Red Sox (57-74) snap an eight game losing skid with an extra inning win in the first game of the series against the Toronto Blue Jays (66-65).
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Drop Eighth Straight Game, Lose 8-6 To Mariners (Video)

The Boston Red Sox ended an 11-game homestand on Sunday afternoon with an 8-6 loss to the Seattle Mariners at Fenway Park. It’s the Red Sox’s eighth straight defeat, dropping them to 56-74 on the season in last place in the AL East division. There were some bright spots for Boston on Sunday, though, including the offensive production from Yoenis Cespedes (3-for-4 with two runs...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox land Rusney Castillo

In a move that required a record amount of money towards a free agent who’s yet to see a pitch in MLB, the Boston Red Sox continued to re-shape their offense moving forward by inking Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo to a seven-year, $72.5 million deal. Castillo, who was born in Ciego de Avila, is a 5-foot-9, 205 pound outfielder. He is described by scouts as a four-tool player...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Middle Of The Order Gets Boost In Series Finale (Video)

The Boston Red Sox’s heart of the order has the potential to do some serious damage. For the first time this season, David Ortiz, Yoenis Cespedes, Mike Napoli and Allen Craig will hit in the No. 3-6 holes, respectively, posing one challenge after the next for Seattle Mariners starting pticher Hisashi Iwakuma in the series finale Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park. While Ortiz and...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

BoSox sign Cuban star Castillo, hope for call-up before season ends

  The Boston Red Sox are hoping another touted Cuban outfielder can help them turn things around next season. The team signed Rusney Castillo to a seven-year contract Saturday that begins immediately. Several reports indicated the deal is worth $72.5 million. "You're trying to build a winning team as quickly as you can, and we feel Rusney can be a part of that," general...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rusney Castillo ‘Ecstatic’ To Join Red Sox, Play With Yoenis Cespedes

BOSTON — The sting of a seventh straight loss quickly turned into excitement for the future for the Red Sox on Saturday. Immediately after the team lost 7-3 to the Seattle Mariners at Fenway Park, Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington held a news confidence to introduce Boston’s newest signing: 27-year-old Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo. “We’re certainly really excited...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Yoenis Cespedes Shines With Arm, Bat In Loss To Mariners

BOSTON — The Red Sox played eight solid innings Saturday afternoon against the Seattle Mariners and one very, very bad one. Take a spin through some news and notes from the Red Sox’s 7-3 loss — their seventh in a row. – Saying that starting pitching on both sides was subpar would be an understatement. Red Sox starter Brandon Workman needed 25 pitches to get through the first...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cespedes Trade not to Blame for A’s Struggles

#453044242 / gettyimages.com After a two month reign as the best team in baseball the Oakland A’s have hit a rough patch.  After losing to the New York Mets on Wednesday, they remain behind the Los Angeles Angels in the fight for the A.L. West, although they are five games ahead in first place in the wild card race.  The A’s built a hefty cushion over the competition, but...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Yoenis Cespedes, Jose Abreu Witnessed Rusney Castillo’s Talent In Cuba

There will be no shortage of pressure when Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo joins Major League Baseball. Castillo, who reportedly agreed to a seven-year, $72.5 million contract with the Boston Red Sox on Friday, will look to become the latest Cuban phenom to take the league by storm, perhaps as early as this season. While no one knows exactly what to expect, the 27-year-old has garnered...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox fan takes out entire row of people going for foul ball (VIDEO)

A desperate Red Sox fan dived across the other fans in his row and was still unable to make the grab on Yoenis Cespedes' foul ball Friday night at Fenway.While the enthusiastic man was willing to sacrifice staining his plaid shorts and taking out a few of the people around him for the sake of a prized souvenir, he might want to show a little consideration for his fellow fans...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Yoenis Cespedes Crushes 3-Run HR Off Felix Hernandez (Video)

Yoenis Cespedes continued to drive in runs for the Boston Red Sox on Friday night by blasting a three-run homer off Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez. Your browser does not support iframes. The ball actually cleared the Green Monster and landed near the Cask ‘n Flagon outside of Fenway Park. Landing spot of that @ynscspds HR. #RedSox http://t.co/hBBs6Zxuq5— Boston Red Sox...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Yoenis Cespedes rocks Felix for HR out of Fenway onto street

Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez is widely considered the best pitcher in the American League.  Coming into today at 13-4 with a 1.99 ERA, he was in the Top 5 of both stats (along with strikeouts).  It’s not often he gives up one square, but recent Boston Red Sox acquisition Yoenis Cespedes did just that.  Watch (via MLB.com) as he connects with a Green Monster clearing...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rusney Castillo Benefits From MLB Success Of Other Cuban Players (Video)

If Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo’s reported seven-year, $72.5 million deal with the Boston Red Sox holds up, he likely has Yoenis Cespedes, Yasiel Puig and Jose Abreu to thank. The terms would be the highest total dollar amount for a free-agent amateur, and that’s probably due to the success of the MLB’s most recent Cuban defectors. Cespedes was the first big star to come...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rusney Castillo’s Reported Deal Will Give Red Sox Offseason Flexibility

The Boston Red Sox aren’t wasting any time in retooling for 2015. The Red Sox on Friday reportedly agreed to a seven-year, $72.5 million contract with 27-year-old Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo. While the deal crowds Boston’s outfield, it also opens up a world of possibilities for the Red Sox as they gear up for an interesting offseason. The Red Sox faced an outfield logjam...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox-Mariners Live: Yoenis Cespedes Returns Against Felix Hernandez

5:15 p.m.: Yoenis Cespedes is in the Red Sox’s starting lineup. Cespedes left Thursday’s game against the Angels before the fourth inning because of a personal matter. Red Sox manager John Farrell later said that it was a family medical emergency, though the skipper wouldn’t offer any additional details out of respect for Cespedes’ privacy. Cespedes will play left field and...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox signing Rusney Castillo for $72 million looks crazy, but is it really?

Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo isn’t the same sort of player as fellow countrymen Jose Abreu and Yoenis Cespedes, according to scouting reports such as those compiled by Baseball America‘s Ben Badler. Yet the Red Sox are hoping the 27-year-old can make the same sort of impact in the major leagues and do so quickly. Boston is making a serious investment in Castillo’s ability...
Via Bloguin Best
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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