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Felix Doubront placed on 15-Day DL

Jared Wickerham/Getty ImagesConor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)Contributing WriterThe Red Sox just confirmed what I think most of us suspected - Felix Doubront is going on the 15-day disabled list with what the Red Sox are calling a shoulder strain according to ESPN Boston. The Red Sox took Doubront out of his start last night due to shoulder fatigue after he complained of feeling...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

RSL Poll: Was bringing Drew back a good move?

Conor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)Contributing WriterOver the past 24 hours or so, my Twitter and Facebook pages have been abuzz with Stephen Drew chatter, some positive and some negative. We at Red Sox Life want to give you the chance to weigh in in our latest RSL Poll. Vote below and tell us what you think - was bringing Stephen Drew the right move?PROS: Drew will shore up the...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap - Red Sox lose game & maybe Doubront

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterThe Toronto Blue Jays rapped out 10 hits - 8 of them for extra bases - as the Red Sox dropped their 5th game in a row by a 7-4 score at Fenway Park.Felix Doubront took the loss, allowing 5 runs on 5 hits and 3 walks over 4 innings. He left the game in the top of the 5th inning with what was described as left shoulder fatigue.Toronto had 4 doubles...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 44: Blue Jays at Red Sox - Sox REALLY need a win

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterThe Red Sox will try to snap a 4-game losing streak tonight at Fenway Park when they welcome the Toronto Blue Jays in for the first game of a three-game series. Boston is coming off a weekend series sweep at the hands of the Detroit Tigers while Toronto is in 3rd place in the American League East and a game over .500.Felix Doubront gets the call to...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking News - Sox re-sign Stephen Drew

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterAccording to various reports (FOX Sports apparently being first), the Red Sox have signed Stephen Drew to a 1-year deal said to be worth about $10.2 million.With Will Middlebrooks on the 15-day disabled list the Red Sox will likely move Xander Bogaerts over to 3rd base and slide Drew back into the shortstop position.Though he likely won't "WOW!"...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Massachusetts Fallen Heroes Throw Inaugural “Fenway for the Fallen” Celebrity Softball Game

Massachusetts Fallen Heroes Throw Inaugural “Fenway for the Fallen” Celebrity Softball GameFriday, June 6, 2014Military Advocacy Group Aiding Massachusetts Veterans and Families of the Fallen Team up with Local Celebrities for Charity Softball Game at Fenway ParkBoston, MA (May 16, 2014) Massachusetts Fallen Heroes is proud to announce its first annual “Fenway for the Fallen” celebrity...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Debate on Infield Options

(STEVEN SENNE/AP)Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer Here we are in the second half of May and discussions around Stephen Drew has not disappeared.This is a sign that things are not going smoothly on the left side of the infield.With the Red Sox only three games back in the divisional race is it time for a change?Let us review the third base and shortstop positions to date and then...
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May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Which four Red Sox players should be All-Stars this year?

David Ortiz is an obvious choice for the2014 All-Star Game. Who else from Bostoncould join him?Ben WhiteheadContributing WriterWith 43 games done, the Major League Baseball season is over a quarter of the way complete. The 2014 All-Star Game, which will be held at Minnesota's Target Field, is eight weeks away. At this point in the season, it's way too early to pick All-Stars. However...
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May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Manny Ramirez Come Back Joke

Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer It has become kind of a sad story.Years of major league baseball, then busted for PED usage.Back to baseball and again busted for PED usage only to fade away.He attempts a comeback overseas and ends up embarrassing himself more than anything else.It was quiet for awhile but the comeback story has reared its head again.Manny Ramirez is a free agent...
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May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 43: Tigers at Red Sox - Peavy looking to bounce-back, avoid sweep

Ben WhiteheadContributing WriterBoston will try to salvage the series with a win in the Sunday night finale against Detroit. The Red Sox have lost each of the first two games to the AL-best Tigers. Detroit beat the Sox two best pitchers, Jon Lester and John Lackey.Jake Peavy takes the ball for Game 3. Peavy is 1-1 with a 3.94 ERA in eight starts this season. The Red Sox are 1-2 in...
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May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Bradley Jr Launches Afro Thunder

(http://bit.ly/1n6Xiaf)Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer Saturday afternoon during batting practice he emerged from the tunnel sporting a throw back 70's hair style seldom seen at Fenway Park.It got people talking.Maybe it was time for him to change his mojo?When center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. confessed that he felt “lost” at the plate after going 0 for 3 with two strikeouts...
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May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Middlebrooks Splints Finger On Disable List

Photo by Matt WestEric D. Schabell Contributing Writer Early in Friday nights game against the Tigers, Will Middlebrooks was up on the grass to prevent a bunt from speedster Ian Kinsler. He got a wicked line drive hit with topspin just under the glove that banged up his right index finger.At first he thought it was just a bruise or jammed finger, but as the game progressed it got...
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May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap - Porcello, Tigers hold down Red Sox 6-1

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterThe Detroit Tigers rapped out 11 hits including 6 doubles as they beat the Red Sox 6-1 at Fenway Park.John Lackey took the loss for the Red Sox allowing 6 runs (5 earned) on 9 hits and 2 walks in 5.1 innings. He struck out 4.Tigers starter Rick Porcello went 8 innings for the win limiting the Red Sox to just 6 hits.Xander Bogaerts (pictured) had...
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May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 42: Tigers at Red Sox - Boston attempts to even series with Lackey on the hill

Ben WhiteheadContributing WriterThe Boston Red Sox lost their second straight one-run game in the series opener against the Detroit Tigers. In a pitcher's duel between two aces, Max Scherzer outlasted Jon Lester in a rain delayed 1-0 Sox loss. The Red Sox have fallen under .500 again and are now 2.5 games back in the AL East in fourth place.It will be another battle of strong starting...
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May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospect Spotlight: Henry Owens

Ryan MacLeod (RyanMacLeod15)Contributing WriterHenry Owens is the #1 prospect in the Red Sox farm system, and is currently pitching in AA with the Portland Sea Dogs. He is ranked the 27th prospect in all of Major League baseball and is ranked 2nd out of all left handed pitchers. Owens was drafted 36th in the 2011 draft straight out of high school. He made his debut in 2011 and really...
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May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap - Sox blanked by Tigers at Fenway

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterFive Tigers pitchers combine to limit the Red Sox to just 3 hits as Detroit beat Boston 1-0 at Fenway Park.Photo courtesy ESPNDetroit got on the board in the top of the 1st inning on a pair of walks and a base hit allowed by Boston starting pitcher Jon Lester who lasted just 5 innings thanks in part to a 47-minute rain delay in the top of the 4th inning...
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May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 41: Tigers at Red Sox - Boston back home against AL's best (again)

Ben WhiteheadContributing WriterThe last time these two teams saw each other, the Boston Red Sox were celebrating an ALCS victory following two grand slams in six games. The Sox defeated the Detroit Tigers 4-2 in the series en route to the World Series.At 24-12, the Tigers own baseball's best record and become the second team in the last three home series for the Red Sox to visit...
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May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap - Sox fall in extras

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterPhoto courtesy of Getty ImagesAaron Hicks singled home the winning run off Boston reliever Andrew Miller with 2 out in the bottom of the 10th inning as the Red Sox fell to the Minnesota Twins 4-3 at Target Field.Trailing 3-1 heading into the top of the 9th inning, David Ortiz led off with a single. Jonny Gomes and Mike Carp followed with 1-out...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 40: Red Sox at Twins - Afternoon tilt on tap as Sox go for roadtrip win

Ben WhiteheadContributing WriterThey took two-of-three in Texas and have split the first two in Minnesota. Today, the Boston Red Sox look to win their fourth straight series (also beat Cincinnati and Oakland in home series).David Ortiz has been on a tear, with four homers in the past two games in the Twin Cities, the place he first called home. Ortiz is 7-for-10 in the series with...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Big Papi on Homer Rampage

(MLB.TV)Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer Last night he stepped into the box against the same Minnesota Twins that he took yard twice the night before.David Ortiz bared down on the pitcher and promptly bashed his 383th homer in a Boston uniform, moving past Hall of Famer Jim Rice for sole possession of third place on the all-time club list.Next up is Carl Yastrzemski at 452.Then...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap - He's at it again...Papi powers Sox over Twins

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterDavid Ortiz had another 2-home run game as the Red Sox beat the Twins 9-4 at Target Field to once again move over the .500 mark. Ortiz had 3 hits in a 12-hit attack for Boston.The Red Sox scored a pair in the top of the 1st inning on an RBI ground out by Mike Napoli and an RBI double by Grady Sizemore and simply never looked back. They added 2...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 39: Red Sox @ Twins: Sox try to get back above .500

Photo from the Boston GlobeConor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)Contributing WriterNormally, when your star slugger parks 2 home runs in a game, it means it was a good win for your team. That was not the case last night, as David Ortiz parked 2 homers, but an Andrew Miller mistake cost the Red Sox a chance to gain more momentum. Tonight, the Red Sox will try to get back above .500 behind...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap - Papi's blasts not enough for Sox

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterAndrew Miller served up a 2-run, game-winning home run to Chris Parmelee with 2 out in the bottom of the 9th inning as the Red Sox fell to the Minnesota Twins 8-6 at Target Field.Jake Peavy started for Boston and ran into trouble in the bottom of the 2nd inning when he allowed 5 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks. He left after 4.1 innings, charged with...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 38: Red Sox at Twins - Sox shift to Peavy

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterPhoto courtesy APThe Boston Red Sox open a 3-game series with the Minnesota Twins at Target Field tonight after making a minor adjustment to their pitching rotation. Jake Peavy will get the nod on the mound in the opening game with Felix Doubront, originally lined up for this evening, moving to Wednesday.This will be Peavy's 8th start of the year...
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Red Sox Recap, May 6-12

Andrew Miller was lights-out for the Red Sox this past week, striking outseven and not allowing a hit  in 3.1 innings (AP photo Michael Dwyer)Jan-Christian Sorensen Contributing WriterEverybody out from under the covers and back on board the bandwagon — the Sox are above .500 for the first time since way back on April 4.While the Boston offence is still struggling to find a discernible...
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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