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Boston Red Sox Sending Xander Bogaerts to Get an MRI on Sore Right Knee
April 14th, 2015 at 4:28 PM
It came as a surprise to see Xander Bogaerts missing from Tuesday's lineup card, considering the shortstop has been the hottest hitter on the Boston Red Sox over the past week. Now we know why. ***PHOTO1*** Manager John Farrell revealed to reporters this afternoon that Bogaerts injured his right knee rounding third...

Rusney Castillo Headed to Disabled List
April 14th, 2015 at 12:48 PM
Rusney Castillo has hit another snag on his path toward claiming a spot in the Boston Red Sox outfield. ***PHOTO1*** Castillo injured his shoulder attempting to make a diving play on Saturday and was sent back to Boston to get checked out. According to The Boston Globe's Alex Speier, the prognosis was...

Joe Kelly Expected to Start for Boston Red Sox on Saturday
April 10th, 2015 at 11:04 AM
Change of plans. It appears that Joe Kelly will get the start for the Boston Red Sox on Saturday after all. ***PHOTO1*** The team had said as recently as Wednesday that Steven Wright would be getting the start in Yankee Stadium this weekend, as the Red Sox wanted Kelly to get a...

Steven Wright Will Start for Boston Red Sox on Saturday
April 8th, 2015 at 6:28 PM
Prior to Wednesday night's game, Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell confirmed to reporters in Philadelphia that Steven Wright would get the start on Saturday against the New York Yankees, taking Joe Kelly's spot in the rotation. ***PHOTO1*** Kelly was placed on the disabled list before the season started with tightness in...

Boston Red Sox Place Koji Uehara, Joe Kelly on the Disabled List
April 3rd, 2015 at 5:00 PM
The Boston Red Sox have placed closer Koji Uehara and right-handed starter Joe Kelly on the disabled list to start the season. Both moves are retroactive, which means they could return earlier than the 14-days typically required for a DL stint. ***PHOTO1*** Due to an off day on Tuesday following the season...

Boston Red Sox Catcher Christian Vazquez Will Have Tommy John Surgery
April 2nd, 2015 at 12:08 PM
The worst case scenario has revealed itself for Christian Vazquez, as the Boston Red Sox have announced that their catcher will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. ***PHOTO1*** Vazquez injured his elbow attempting to throw out a runner stealing second base in an exhibition game on March 13 against...

Boston Red Sox Acquire Catcher Sandy Leon, Place Christian Vazquez on DL
March 30th, 2015 at 11:23 AM
The Boston Red Sox have made a move to shore up their depth at the catcher position by acquiring Sandy Leon from the Washington Nationals for cash considerations. ***PHOTO1*** The switch-hitting catcher has caught 34 games in parts of three seasons with the Nationals. He holds a career .189 batting average, but...

Boston Red Sox Can’t Rush Blake Swihart
March 28th, 2015 at 3:11 PM
Christian Vazquez went to have an MRI on Friday to check out his sore elbow and the news was hardly encouraging. The Boston Red Sox catcher revealed that the medical staff "found something" during the procedure that could put his status for Opening Day in jeopardy. The team is awaiting...

Boston Red Sox Catcher Christian Vazquez Scheduled for MRI
March 27th, 2015 at 2:18 PM
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. ***PHOTO1*** Vazquez has not played in a major league exhibition game since March 13, when he initially reported feeling discomfort in his elbow following...

Koji Uehara May not Be Ready to Start the Season
March 24th, 2015 at 4:16 PM
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. ***PHOTO1*** Manager John Farrell...

Boston Red Sox Catcher Christian Vazquez Sidelined by Sore Elbow
March 17th, 2015 at 1:17 PM
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell revealed that catcher Christian Vazquez has been dealing with soreness in his right throwing elbow since last Friday night's game, reports Jason Mastrodonato of The Boston Herald. ***PHOTO1*** After undergoing some tests on his elbow, Vazquez received some good news. Farrell confirmed that structurally the elbow...

Joe Kelly Exits Early with Injury
March 16th, 2015 at 4:05 PM
Boston Red Sox right-hander Joe Kelly exited Monday's start against the New York Mets in the middle of the third inning, accompanied by a team trainer. Kelly appeared to be in some discomfort after throwing a pitch to Anthony Recker and was pulled in the middle of the at-bat. ***PHOTO1*** Any time...

Mike Napoli Has Been Having Some Strange Dreams
March 14th, 2015 at 2:31 PM
Many young baseball players dream of growing up to play in the major leagues. Mike Napoli has already achieved that goal, but for the first time in years he finds himself fortunate to be able to dream at all. ***PHOTO1*** Napoli underwent surgery this offseason to alleviate a longstanding issue with sleep...

Rusney Castillo Out at Least a Week with Strained Oblique
March 4th, 2015 at 12:51 PM
The logjam in the Boston Red Sox outfield can be solved in a lot of ways, but injuries would be the most unfortunate of ways for the issue to sort itself out. Only one day into the spring training schedule, the injury imp has already bitten Rusney Castillo. ***PHOTO1*** Manager John Farrell...

Koji Uehara Admits He Wasn’t Healthy During Struggles Last Season
February 17th, 2015 at 11:29 AM
There was a stretch late last summer when Koji Uehara just didn't look like himself. The Boston Red Sox closer was getting knocked around worse than we had ever seen from him. His pitches weren't as sharp and his typically devastating splitter was flat and left over the plate for...

Justin Masterson Motivated by Success, not Money
February 11th, 2015 at 5:45 PM
Sometimes going back to where you started can be a positive step. That's what Justin Masterson had in mind when he signed with the Boston Red Sox this winter to return to the team that once drafted him. ***PHOTO1*** Masterson was a top prospect in the Red Sox organization when he made...

Mike Napoli Considered Retirement Prior to Recent Surgery
January 27th, 2015 at 4:57 PM
Ever have one of those days where you just didn't get a good night's rest and your morning coffee isn't doing enough to help you get through the work day? Try playing professional baseball under those conditions and you'll have an idea of how Mike Napoli has felt for most...

Dustin Pedroia Cleared for Baseball Activities
January 14th, 2015 at 4:24 PM
If you thought Dustin Pedroia didn't look quite right at the plate last season, the reason behind that was revealed in September when the Boston Red Sox shut down the former All-Star second baseman with a left hand injury that would require surgery. Four months later, Pedroia is back in...

Dustin Pedroia Declares Himself Healthy Following Off-season Surgery
November 6th, 2014 at 3:56 PM
Dustin Pedroia's 2014 season came to a premature end due to thumb and wrist injuries that required surgery, but the Boston Red Sox second baseman sounds optimistic about being able to bounce back next season. ***PHOTO1*** Pedroia provided an update on his status in an appearance on WEEI's "Middays with MFB" on...

Mike Napoli to Have Surgery to Alliviate Sleeping Disorder
October 14th, 2014 at 2:52 PM
Given the number of injuries Mike Napoli endured over the course of this past season, it's no surprise that he is set to have surgery. What is a bit unexpected is what the surgery is for. The Boston Red Sox first baseman told WEEI.com that he will be undergoing Bimaxillary...