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How Many Outfielders Can the Red Sox Use: A Second Look

Back in March, the Boston Red Sox were trying to decide which of their many outfielders were going to make the team. At the time, Grady Sizemore and Jackie Bradley Jr. joined 2013 holdovers Shane Victorino, Daniel Nava, Jonny Gomes, and Mike Carp to form a large cast that needed to find a way onto the 25-man roster. Before the season started, this looked like more depth than many...
Via The Sports Post
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Rusney Castillo gets work visa, warm Jay Z welcome

Newly signed Boston Red Sox outfielder Rusney Castillo has successfully obtained his work visa from the U.S. government and is immediately eligible to play in games, according to Juan Perez, the president and CEO of Roc Nation Sports, which is representing the Cuban native. The 27-year-old Castillo -- who on Saturday signed a seven-year, $72.5 million contract with the Red Sox,...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Report: Rusney Castillo Granted Work Visa, Eligible To Play For Red Sox

Rusney Castillo has jumped through his final legal hoop and now is eligible to suit up for the Boston Red Sox. The 27-year-old Cuban outfielder, whom the Red Sox signed to a seven-year, $72.5 million contract last weekend, has been granted a work visa, Roc Nation Sports president and CEO Juan Perez told ESPN.com’s Gordon Edes on Wednesday. Castillo, who reported Wednesday to the...
Via NESN.com
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Red Sox Injury Update: Xander Bogaerts cleared to return Saturday

The Boston Red Sox fell to 58-75 on the season following a 5-2 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday. The Red Sox got two hits from David Ortiz and Dustin Pedroia and one from Brock Holt, but none from the rest of the lineup. Holt has been playing for Xander Bogaerts, who has been out with a concussion. The good news is that Bogaerts has been cleared to return on Saturday...
Via MLB Injury News
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Sox Can’t Complete Sweep Against Jays

The Red Sox had a chance to complete a 3 game sweep against the Blue Jays and even had a lead for most of the game, but the Jays once again proved to be the Achilles heel for Junichi Tazawa as he gave up the lead.  Joe Kelly started for the Red Sox and still hasn’t been able to get himself a win in a Sox uniform. The Jays jumped out to an early lead when Jose Bautista hit a solo...
Via Fenway West
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Blue Jays get to Red Sox's Tazawa yet again in win

Over the years, Junichi Tazawa has been one of Boston’s most reliable relief pitchers, a guy Boston manager John Farrell, and Terry Francona before him, have been able to count on in tough situations. But for some strange reason, the Toronto Blue Jays are his Achilles heel. Against all the other teams in baseball, over his six year career, Tazawa has a 2.94 ERA and has been stingy...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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I’ll Let Brock Holt Summarize My Feelings Toward Last Night’s Red Sox Game in Two Seconds

Yeah, that’s about right. The post I’ll Let Brock Holt Summarize My Feelings Toward Last Night’s Red Sox Game in Two Seconds appeared first on Surviving Grady.
Via Surviving Grady
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Rusney Castillo: MLB Rookies, Prospects & Recent Call-Ups Analysis

Can Someone Please Call Me Up Already? Is he a prospect? No. Is he a rookie? Technically, but not really. Regardless, Rusney Castillo is the latest international player creating a buzz around the league. Last week, Castillo signed a seven-year, $72.5 million deal with the Boston Red Sox, the largest contract ever given to an […]
Via RotoBaller
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Red Sox Notes: Joe Kelly Handled Carefully After Recent Shoulder Scare

One major bump in the road Wednesday threw the Boston Red Sox off their winning path. The Red Sox, who were eyeing a three-game sweep at Rogers Centre, suffered a 5-2 loss to the Blue Jays after Toronto scored four runs in the seventh inning. Boston now has lost nine of its last 11 overall. The Red Sox are off Thursday. They’ll then close out August and open September against the...
Via NESN.com
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Boston Red Sox: Quick hits

Even though they are a long way from contention, the Boston Red Sox continue to be an entertaining team to watch night in and night out. Due to a poor record, they’ve been given the chance to, how should I put this, experiment with a roster that provides fans with a mixed bag of talent and characters: you’ve got the veteran mainstays like Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz; the...
Via isportsweb.com
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Junichi Tazawa’s Rough Outing Among Trends Continued In Red Sox’s Loss

The list of certainties in life keeps evolving. Marcus Stroman shutting down the Boston Red Sox, Junichi Tazawa flopping against the Toronto Blue Jays and Joe Kelly walking away as a hard-luck loser represent three key additions to a list previously comprised of only death and taxes. The Blue Jays avoided a three-game sweep Wednesday with a 5-2 win over the Red Sox at Rogers Centre...
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Ex-Sox Danny Valencia Sticks It To Boston, 5-2

 (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)Once again, everything—and we mean everything—has a Red Sox gestalt. Even the guys that beat us these days are somehow connected to The Carmine Hose. So it was tonight as ex-Red Sox utility guy Danny Valencia clouted a seventh-inning, pinch-hit three-run homer to bury Boston, 5-2. Valencia played all of 10 games with the Red Sox, and...
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Rusney Castillo Has Plenty Of Opportunities To Get Major-League Ready (Video)

Rusney Castillo hasn’t played organized baseball in a year and a half, but the Cuban center fielder will have plenty of opportunities to get ready for Major League Baseball with the Boston Red Sox. The Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox and Double-A Portland Sea Dogs will both be playing in the minor league postseason, so Castillo could have the chance to play for either. He’s also...
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Dustin Pedroia Heating Up Offensively For Red Sox In August (Video)

There has never been a question about Dustin Pedroia’s defense — he’s a Gold Glove-caliber second baseman — but his offense this season hasn’t been what the Boston Red Sox are used to seeing out of him. While it’s strange to say that someone batting .281 is having an off-year at the dish, Pedroia hasn’t been as consistently good as he has been in years past, leaving...
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Rusney Castillo Begins Working Out At Red Sox’s Spring Training Complex

Rusney Castillo’s ascent officially has begun. Castillo began working out at the Red Sox’s spring training complex in Fort Myers, Fla., on Wednesday, kicking off what Boston obviously hopes is a long, successful tenure with the organization. Castillo recently signed a seven-year, $72.5 million contract with the Red Sox, marking the richest deal ever given to a Cuban player on...
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Boston's David Ortiz returns after missing two games with sore foot

  Slugger David Ortiz is back in the Boston Red Sox lineup for Wednesday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays after sitting out the past two nights with a sore right foot. Ortiz left Sunday's game against Seattle in the sixth, two innings after fouling a ball off his foot. The veteran slugger is batting .265 with 30 home runs, the fifth-highest total in the majors. With...
Via AP on Fox
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Ortiz returns to Red Sox lineup

TORONTO (AP) Slugger David Ortiz is back in the Boston Red Sox lineup for Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays after sitting out the past two nights with a sore right foot. Ortiz left Sunday's game against Seattle in the sixth, two innings after fouling a ball off his foot. The veteran slugger is batting .265 with 30 home runs, the fifth-highest total in the majors. With...
Via AP on Fox
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Brock Holt Still Could Carve Out Significant Role With Red Sox In 2015

Brock Holt still hasn’t fallen back down to earth. Holt, who burst onto the scene earlier this season, continues to thrive for the Boston Red Sox regardless of where he’s stationed on the diamond. It’s possible the 26-year-old has earned a significant 2015 role with the Red Sox, even if the nature of that role remains very much undefined. “So much of Brock’s role is going...
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David Ortiz Itching To Get Back To Plate After Missing Two Games (Video)

Nobody wants to see David Ortiz left out of the Boston Red Sox lineup less than David Ortiz does. The Red Sox slugger missed the first two games of the team’s series against the Toronto Blue Jays after fouling a ball off his foot during Sunday’s game against the Seattle Mariners. “I never thought it was going to be that bad because, you know, you hit the ball off your foot...
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Red Sox-Blue Jays Live: Joe Kelly, Boston Eye Sweep North Of Border

5:40 p.m.: David Ortiz will return Wednesday. Ortiz has missed the last two games after fouling a ball off his foot in Sunday’s series finale against the Seattle Mariners at Fenway Park. The slugger has been in pain, but he’ll give it a go with Thursday being an off day. Yoenis Cespedes will sit Wednesday. The Red Sox’s outfield will consist of Daniel Nava (left field), Mookie...
Via NESN.com
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Heath Hembree Optioned To Pawtucket; Edwin Escobar Called Up To Red Sox

The link between pitchers Heath Hembree and Edwin Escobar extends beyond their inclusion in last month’s Jake Peavy trade. The Boston Red Sox optioned Hembree to Triple-A Pawtucket before Wednesday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Escobar was recalled from Pawtucket to take Hembree’s spot on the active roster. Hembree struggled in the 11th inning of the...
Via NESN.com
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Game 133 Lineup: Red Sox vs. Blue Jays 8/27/14

Here is tonight’s lineup against the Blue Jays: Red Sox (58-74) Holt SS Pedroia 2B Ortiz DH Napoli 1B Nava LF Craig RF Betts CF Middlebrooks 3B Ross C Kelly SP Game time is at 7:07pm EST.
Via Fenway West
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David Ortiz Returns As Red Sox Go For Sweep Of Blue Jays In Toronto

The Boston Red Sox will attempt to sweep the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday night, and the Sox will have reinforcements in the lineup. Designated hitter David Ortiz will be back in the Boston lineup for the final game of a three-game set. It’s Ortiz’s first appearance since Sunday when he suffered a bruised right foot. The Red Sox have gotten by pretty well without the slugger...
Via NESN.com
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oh, Just Mike Napoli Launching a Home Run to the Fifth Deck of the Rogers Centre

Although his bat has been quiet of late, Mike Napoli remains a force to be reckoned with. The Italian Thor, you might say. For proof, I submit a home run he hit during last night’s Sox-Jays game at the Rogers Centre. A shot that hit the mother-effin’ fifth deck. And here’s a cleaner shot: Your browser does not support iframes. As you can see in my ****** vine, the ball landed...
Via Surviving Grady
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sox offense comes alive in 11th, beat Blue Jays, 11-7

For the first 10 innings, the Red Sox seemingly couldn't come up with a big hit when they needed one. Then, in the top of the 11th, it seemed they couldn't stop. Breaking open a tie game, the Red Sox erupted for seven runs in the inning, giving them an 11-7 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. Dustin Pedroia had a two-run single to put the Sox ahead and Mike Napoli and Allen...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss
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