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Boston Red Sox Catcher Christian Vazquez Scheduled for MRI

March 27th, 2015 at 2:18 PM
By Sean Penney

The discomfort that Christian Vazquez has been feeling in his throwing elbow has not subsided, leading to the Boston Red Sox scheduling their young catcher for an MRI.

Vazquez has not played in a major league exhibition game since March 13, when he initially reported feeling discomfort in his elbow following an attempt to throw out a runner stealing second. Manager John Farrell revealed to reporters on Thursday that Vazquez had developed soreness in his triceps, which the team believes is due to altering his throwing mechanics to compensate for his elbow. The team is focused on having Vazquez regain his normal arm slot to prevent any further issues.

Vazquez is scheduled to appear in a minor league game on Friday, but will not be permitted to throw to any bases. Tossing the ball back to the pitcher is the only throwing he will be doing until the team gets more information regarding the status of his elbow from the MRI. The good news is that Vazquez believes his elbow is getting better by the day and remains hopeful that he will be ready by Opening Day.

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Henry Owens, Garin Cecchini Among Latest Cuts from Boston Red Sox Camp

March 26th, 2015 at 11:16 AM
By Sean Penney

The Boston Red Sox made some additional roster moves on Thursday to trim the number of players in their big league camp down to 43. The remaining group includes 32 players from the 40-man roster and 11 non-roster invitees.

Third baseman Garin Cecchini, outfielder Bryce Brentz, and right-handed pitchers Heath Hembree and Zeke Spruill were optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Manager John Farrell indicated that Cecchini would be given time at first base and the outfield during his time in Pawtucket. His path to the majors is currently blocked by Pablo Sandoval at the hot corner, so the Red Sox are looking to increase Cecchini's versatility in order to give the team some added flexibility. Cecchini hit .282 in 39 at-bats this spring and is tied for the team lead with 7 RBI.

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Allen Craig Poised for Bounce Back Season with the Boston Red Sox

March 25th, 2015 at 11:17 AM
By Sean Penney

Last season was a disaster for Allen Craig. It's easy to forget that he had been an All-Star the previous year given how much he struggled at the plate, as his production dipped well below replacement level. So far this spring, Craig is starting to look like his old self again, giving the Boston Red Sox a glimmer of hope that he can return to form.

Craig hit a career-low .215 last season, as he struggled through a foot injury that had plagued him since the end of the 2013 season. His average plummeted to a pitiful .128 in the 29 games he spent with the Red Sox following a mid-season trade that sent Craig and Joe Kelly to Boston for John Lackey. That's shocking coming from a player that had hit over .300 for three straight seasons leading up to last year. The trade could end up being a steal for Boston in the long run if Craig at least comes close to being the hitter he once was, yet the St. Louis Cardinals essentially considered him a throw in that they handed over in order to dump his salary. This year Craig will have the chance to make them regret that decision.

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Koji Uehara May not Be Ready to Start the Season

March 24th, 2015 at 4:16 PM
By Sean Penney

The Boston Red Sox are growing increasingly concerned that Koji Uehara may not be ready to begin the season on time. The Red Sox closer has not pitched since March 14 due to a hamstring injury, putting his status for being on the Opening Day roster in doubt.

Manager John Farrell told reporters on Tuesday that the team hopes to have Uehara throw on flat ground before completing a bullpen session by the weekend, as reported by ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. Assuming all goes well, Uehara could still potentially be ready to start the season, but Farrell admits that time is running out.

"With each passing day that he's not in a game, there's growing concern in a sense of, 'Will he be ready for April 6?' We're just working through that," said Farrell.

"Three games next week would give him six appearances in spring training," continued Farrell. "Is that enough? We just have to evaluate the stuff once he gets back into games."

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Boston Red Sox Green Monster Seats Now on Sale

March 24th, 2015 at 10:53 AM
By Sean Penney

One of the many benefits of catching a game at Fenway Park is the unique view offered by seats on top of the infamous Green Monster in left field. Monster seats are always a hot ticket because they offer Boston Red Sox fans an opportunity to watch the game from a vantage point unlike any other in the majors. If you are looking to score tickets for these seats, now is the time to order them.

Red Sox tickets for the popular Monster seats will go on sale at 11:00 AM Tuesday morning for games in April and May. Those that wish to order tickets for these games can do so online at the Red Sox official site on MLB.com.

The team will continue the dynamic pricing model that they introduced last year, where prices are set by the market in real time. Ticket prices can vary depending on a variety of factors, such as date of the game, opponent and even weather conditions.

Historic Fenway Park is the best place to watch a ball game, and there are no more popular seats than the ones on top of the Monster. Tickets will be going fast, so follow the above link to order yours today! Not only will you get great seats, but you might even get to meet Wally.

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