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Boston Red Sox Starters Need to ‘Execute a Little Better’
April 16th, 2015 at 1:06 PM
The five starters that make up the Boston Red Sox rotation silenced their doubters with an impressive first turn through the rotation. The second time around? Not so much. ***PHOTO1*** Boston started the season with a 4-1 record behind strong starts from each of their starters. Even Rick Porcello, who suffered the...

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...

Boston Red Sox Fire & Ice: Xander Bogaerts, Joe Kelly Hot; Mike Napoli, Clay Buchholz Cold
April 14th, 2015 at 11:32 AM
It was a successful opening week for the Boston Red Sox, who went 5-2 to start the season in first place in the American League East. ***PHOTO1*** Boston has scored 43 runs through their first seven games, which ranks 4th in the majors, while their +10 run differential has them tied with...

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...

Papelbon: Boston Red Sox Still ‘Part of Who I Am’
April 9th, 2015 at 11:24 AM
It's not always about the money. Jonathan Papelbon believed he was making the right choice when he fled Boston for the highest bidder following the 2011 season, but he may now be having second thoughts after a tumultuous few seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies. ***PHOTO1*** The former Boston Red Sox closer left...

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...

Rick Porcello Will Thrive Behind the Boston Red Sox Defense
April 8th, 2015 at 2:51 PM
There are plenty of reasons to believe that the Boston Red Sox are taking a worthwhile risk in giving pitcher Rick Porcello a 4-year, $82.5 million extension, but for those that remain skeptical, here's one more. Porcello is going to thrive in Boston behind a defense that is vastly superior...

Boston Red Sox Home Run Barrage Put in Historical Context
April 7th, 2015 at 6:07 PM
It didn't take long for the Boston Red Sox to unleash their revamped lineup by showcasing a surge of power. Boston bashed five home runs in an 8-0 rout of the Philadelphia Phillies on Opening Day, after not having hit at least five homers in any game last season. ***PHOTO1*** Dustin Pedroia...

Boston Red Sox Sign Pitcher Rick Porcello to 4-year Extension
April 6th, 2015 at 9:58 PM
Only mere hours after completing an impressive win on Opening Day, the Boston Red Sox managed to secure another victory Monday night by agreeing to terms on a new contract for right-handed pitcher Rick Porcello. The Boston Globe's Alex Speier reports that the extension is a 4-year, $82.5 million deal. ***PHOTO1*** The...

Mike Napoli’s Bat Wakes up This Spring
April 3rd, 2015 at 12:29 PM
Never underestimate the benefit of a good night's sleep. Mike Napoli will never take it for granted, now that the Boston Red Sox first baseman is showing what he can do when well rested. ***PHOTO1*** Napoli underwent a painful procedure over the offseason to alleviate a sleep apnea condition that he had...

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...

Jackie Bradley Rebuilding Value with Strong Spring for Boston Red Sox
April 1st, 2015 at 3:45 PM
We all remember what a nightmare last season was for Jackie Bradley, Jr. at the plate, but he is starting to rebuild his value to the Boston Red Sox with a strong spring training. ***PHOTO1*** Bradley entered Wednesday's game hitting .381/.469/.452 in 42 at-bats this spring. While exhibition game results can be...

Humberto Quintero May Opt Out of Contract with Boston Red Sox
March 31st, 2015 at 1:05 PM
One of the biggest questions facing the Boston Red Sox as they wind down the final week of spring training remains who will fill in as the back up catcher to start the season. Humberto Quintero could end up making the decision for them if he opts out of his...

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...

Allen Craig Poised for Bounce Back Season with the Boston Red Sox
March 25th, 2015 at 11:17 AM
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...

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...

Mookie Betts Making a Strong Impression This Spring
March 23rd, 2015 at 12:37 PM
When spring training opened several weeks ago it was expected that Mookie Betts would need to earn his spot in a crowded Boston Red Sox outfield, with the center field job being the most enticing position battle in camp. Now with only two weeks to go until the team opens...

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...