RHP Porcello recalls getting tossed at Fenway Park

BOSTON (AP) Rick Porcello didn't hesitate when asked to recall memories of pitching in Fenway Park. In his rookie season, he hit Boston's Kevin Youkilis in the back with the first pitch of the second inning. ''There it is,'' said Porcello, smiling about the question. ''Getting thrown out in the second inning my rookie year. Getting charged by Kevin Youkilis. That was definitely...
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BREAKING: Red Sox solve Will Middlebrooks dilema

(AP)Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer It looks like the Red Sox have finally found a use for Will Middlebrooks, as a trade chip for a back up catcher.Since the Pablo Sandoval signing there were questions as to what to do with Middlebrooks who has been hampered by a lack of power, has problems staying healthy and was refused to head to winter ball when the Red Sox asked.Rob Bradford...
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Middlebrooks Traded to Padres

The Red Sox have traded third baseman Will Middlebrooks to the San Diego Padres for catcher Ryan Hanigan.  Middlebrooks became a trade chip once the Red Sox signed Pablo Sandovol to play third base. It is great to see a graduate of Rollins College join the Red Sox, since I am also an alumni of the school.
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AP source: Padres to obtain Middlebrooks from Red Sox

SAN DIEGO (AP) Two people with knowledge of the deal say the San Diego Padres have agreed to obtain third baseman Will Middlebrooks from the Boston Red Sox for catcher Ryan Hanigan. The people spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday because the trade hasn't been announced. The deal is pending medical approvals. Hanigan was obtained earlier from Tampa Bay...
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Reports: Red Sox, Padres Nearing Will Middlebrooks-Ryan Hanigan Trade

This embed is invalid" /> Two of this offseason’s busiest teams are about to cross paths. The Red Sox and Padres are nearing a trade that would send catcher Ryan Hanigan to Boston and third baseman Will Middlebrooks to San Diego, a source told Yahoo! Sports Jeff Passan.’s Rob Bradford, who is hearing the same thing from a major league...
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Will Middlebrooks Could Have Been A Mainstay

Baseball is a crazy business. In 2012, Will Middlebrooks looked like one the emerging young stars of the sport. After filling in at third base for an injured Kevin Youkilis, Middlebrooks had a half-season full of promise. In just 75 games, he hit .288 with 15 HRs and 54 RBIs. We all thought we had a kid who could clout 30 bombs and 100 RBIs for years. Then, injuries intervened. And...
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Other Shoe Drops—Padres Sign David Ross

Literally minutes after a reported trade of catcher (and Andover High School alum) Ryan Hanigan to Boston, the San Diego Padres scooped up former Red Sox backstop David Ross. In 2014—until the late-season emergence of Christan Vazquez—Ross was part of one of the worst Boston catching tandems in history with A.J. Pierzynski. However, Ross will always be remembered as catching...
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Report: Ex-Boston Red Sox David Ross To Sign With San Diego Padres

This embed is invalid" /> David Ross isn’t returning to Boston or following Jon Lester to Chicago. Ross is signing with the San Diego Padres, according to’s Jon Heyman. The veteran catcher was choosing between the Red Sox, Cubs and Padres as of Wednesday evening, according to’s Rob Bradford. The Red Sox still need a backup...
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Source: David Ross Signs with the San Diego Padres

According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, David Ross formerly of the Boston Red Sox has signed with the San Diego Padres. The Boston Red Sox trading for Ryan Hanigan now makes sense since they were out of the running for his services. david ross is signing with padres — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 19, […]
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Andover High’s Ryan Hanigan heading to Boston in Middlebrooks deal

Ryan Hanigan has been dealt twice in the same day. (Photo/Getty Images)It has been an up and down road for Will Middlebrooks over the past few seasons and today is just another chapter in his career. The third baseman is heading west to the San Diego Padres. The Boston Red Sox will get catcher Ryan Hanigan in exchange for Middlebrooks. The move makes sense for both teams and players...
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Source: Padres Working on Will Middlebrooks, Ryan Hanigan Swap

According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, the San Diego Padres are nearing a deal that would send Ryan Hanigan to the Boston Red Sox for Will Middlebrooks. Source: Padres nearing a deal that would send Ryan Hanigan to Boston for Will Middlebrooks. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 19, 2014 Third-baseman Will Middlebrooks has struggled […]
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Report: Boston Red Sox Set To Trade Will Middlebrooks To San Diego Padres For C Ryan Hanigan

According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, the Boston Red Sox and San Diego Padres are set to make a trade that will send third baseman Will Middlebrooks to the Padres for catcher Ryan Hanigan. 
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Andover's Hanigan To Sox For Middlebrooks?

Reports are surfacing that Andover's Ryan Hanigan will be traded by the Padres to the Red Sox in exchange for Will Middlebrooks. Hanigan graduated from Andover (MA) High School back in 1999. He was a three-year varsity starter at Andover and was an Eastern Massachusetts All-Star in his senior year. Hanigan would be a perfect compliment to Christian Vazquez in the Boston backstop...
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Jon Lester ‘Probably’ Would Have Accepted $120M Offer From Red Sox In Spring

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox are left to wonder what could have been. Jon Lester signed a six-year, $155 million contract with the Chicago Cubs last week. The Red Sox were the runners-up in the Lester free agency sweepstakes, but it’s possible Boston could have signed the left-hander to a contract extension last spring if they offered...
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Prospects To Know: Outfielders

The “Prospects To Know” series continues this week with the Red Sox outfield prospects to watch in 2015. Bryce Brentz   Bryce Brentz. Photo by Kelly O’Connor, Brentz possesses some of the best power in the Red Sox system, but doesn’t make enough contact to get to that power consistently. He’s also had injury problems the last two years, missing...
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Grounding the High Expectations of Boston’s Mookie Betts

Red Sox Nation has been here before, drooling over the next top prospect that has made the leap to the big leagues. Mookie Betts of the Boston Red Sox is no different. Betts has made a fast rise through the minor league levels, plowing through AA and AAA to the Majors within the same 2014 […]
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Bill James’ 2015 Red Sox Predictions: Mookie Betts Could Have Bright Future (Video)

Bill James has made a name for himself with his annual Major League Baseball predictions, and this year he’s got an interesting look at the Boston Red Sox’s 2015 season. Red Sox writer Ricky Doyle gives his take on some of James’ predictions in the video above. Thumbnail photo via Winslow Townson/USA TODAY Sports ImagesFiled under: Boston Red Sox, NESN Video, Ricky...
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Red Sox’s Holiday Wishlist Includes Ace Pitcher, Backup Catcher (Video)

The holidays are here, so now is the perfect time to take a look at what the Boston Red Sox might want under the Christmas tree this year. Red Sox writer Ricky Doyle takes a look at a couple of things the team could benefit from in the video above. Thumbnail photo via Tim Heitman/USA TODAY Sports ImagesFiled under: Boston Red Sox, NESN Video, Ricky Doyle, Top Stories
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Manny Ramirez tries to swing a golf club for the first time (VIDEO)

Manny Ramirez recently attended David Ortiz’s 7th annual Celebrity Golf Classic. And he swung a golf club for the first time while he was there. While it wasn’t as bad as Charles Barkley’s awful swings, it was still a bit embarrassing. But it was all in good fun...
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Red Sox In "Active" Trade Talks Regarding Craig

(AP Photo)According to's Jon Morosi, the Red Sox are engaged in "active" trade discussions regarding Allen Craig. Morosi does not identify the team involved, but recent speculation has centered on the San Diego Padres as a logical trade partner. Craig had a miserable 2014—mostly due to lingering injuries. He is generally regarded as a prime comeback-player-of-the...
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Thursday Links: Clearing the outfield logjam

Photo Credit: Kelly O’Connor Before the first pitch is thrown at JetBlue Park in March of 2015, the Boston Red Sox will need to figure out how their outfield will align. While Boston’s image for next year became clearer after last weeks Yoenis Cespedes-for-Rick Porcello swap, the team still needs to trim the fat in the outfield. By all accounts, the starting trio of outfielders...
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David Ortiz’s Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament Looked Like A Blast

David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez were arguably the best one-two punch in baseball during their prime years with the Boston Red Sox. No one will doubt their talent at the plate, but their ability to hit a golf ball is a different story. Besides, why would two guys with more than 450 home runs each need to hit a golf ball? At Big Papi’s annual David Ortiz Celebrity Golf Classic,...
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Report: David Ross, Craig Breslow Still Free-Agent Options For Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> Jon Lester isn’t walking through that door. But a couple of other Boston Red Sox free agents could return. Catcher David Ross and reliever Craig Breslow still are in the mix for the Red Sox, according to’s Rob Bradford. Boston reportedly has competition for both players’ services. A major league source told...
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Ex-Red Sox Ryan Kalish Signs Minor League Contract With Blue Jays

A once-promising Boston Red Sox prospect has joined an American League East foe. Former Red Sox outfielder Ryan Kalish signed a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Blue Jays, the Jays announced Wednesday. Kalish will receive an invitation to major league spring training as part of the deal. Kalish, who turns 27 in March, was drafted by the Red Sox in 2006. He turned heads...
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Boston Red Sox Trade for Anthony Varvaro of the Atlanta Braves

The Boston Red Sox have bolstered their bullpen with the acquisition of Anthony Varvaro from the Atlanta Braves. In exchange for Varvaro the Atlanta Braves will receive Boston Red Sox minor-league reliever Aaron Kurcz and cash considerations. Anthony Varvaro was designated for assignment by the Atlanta Braves on Monday to open up a spot on […]
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