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John Farrell: Shane Victorino is the Boston Red Sox Right Fielder
February 20th, 2015 at 4:37 PM
One of the more difficult issues that manager John Farrell will need to deal with this season is how to find enough playing time for everyone in the Boston Red Sox crowded outfield. It's a good problem to have - one many teams would be envious to be troubled with....

Pablo Sandoval Working on His Right-handed Swing
February 18th, 2015 at 1:07 PM
Pablo Sandoval enters his first spring training as a member of the Boston Red Sox with one goal in mind - improving from the right side of the plate. ***PHOTO1*** The switch-hitting third baseman is a career .304 hitter with an .850 OPS against right-handed pitching, but when he switches to the...

Philadelphia Phillies Want Prospects for Cole Hamels
February 17th, 2015 at 3:01 PM
Despite general manager Ben Cherington's insistence that the Boston Red Sox are content with their starting rotation, these Cole Hamels rumors just won't go away. The number of people around the league that remain skeptical that Boston can compete for a championship without a proven front-line starter to anchor their...

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...

MLB Considering Altering the Strike Zone
February 13th, 2015 at 4:57 PM
In the continued effort to improve the game, Major League Baseball is considering altering the strike zone for the first time in nearly two decades. Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan reports that MLB's Playing Rules Committee will be keeping a close eye on how low strikes are called during the 2015...

Hanley Ramirez Begins His Transition to Left Field
February 13th, 2015 at 12:33 PM
When Hanley Ramirez signed with the Boston Red Sox earlier this winter he returned to a familiar franchise that once drafted him and gave him his first taste of the big leagues. He moved back to the American League after spending the last nine years playing in the senior circuit....

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...

Mookie Betts Projects to Be the Best Player for the Boston Red Sox in 2015
February 10th, 2015 at 2:22 PM
When making predictions about which players will be the most valuable to a team before the season starts, you typically focus on veterans with proven track records. The household names that are already beaming with star power. They may already be carrying some hardware from their previous accomplishments or even...

James Shields Signs with San Diego Padres with 4-year, $75 Million Deal
February 9th, 2015 at 1:32 PM
So who won the 2012 trade that sent James Shields to the Kansas City Royals and hyped prospect Wil Myers to the Tampa Bay Rays? Would you believe it was the San Diego Padres? You could make a case for that now that the Padres have acquired both headliners from...

Boston Red Sox not Expecting More Offseason Moves
February 6th, 2015 at 12:32 PM
Ben Cherington has been busy reconstructing the Boston Red Sox this winter, but he may be done tinkering with the roster for now. The team they have now is the team they expect to take into spring training. ***PHOTO1*** Speaking with reporters on Thursday to announce the three-year, $19.25 million deal for...

Boston Red Sox Avoid Arbitration with Wade Miley with 3-year, $19.25 Million Deal
February 5th, 2015 at 4:16 PM
Wade Miley was the last arbitration eligible player that the Boston Red Sox had left to negotiate with this offseason. Now they never need to worry about such negotiations with their newly acquired left-hander again. ***PHOTO1*** The Red Sox and Miley have agreed to a three-year, $19.25 million deal, according to his...

Drake Britton: Boston Red Sox ‘Caught Me Off Guard’ with DFA Decision
February 5th, 2015 at 12:58 PM
A week ago, Drake Britton was preparing to make the trip down to Fort Myers with the goal of earning himself a spot in the Boston Red Sox bullpen this season. Instead, he'll be heading to Arizona with the Chicago Cubs after a series of events he never saw coming. ***PHOTO1*** Boston...

Cuban Infielder Yoan Moncada Could Be a Target for the Boston Red Sox
February 4th, 2015 at 12:24 PM
The roadblocks hindering teams from signing Cuban free agents have cleared, paving the way for prized prospect Yoan Moncada to negotiate and sign with the team of his choice. Which team that will be is far from determined, but expect the Boston Red Sox to put themselves in the mix. ***PHOTO1*** Moncada...

Mike Napoli Tweets Hilarious Memes at the Expense of Richard Sherman
February 3rd, 2015 at 1:09 PM
There have been quite a few memes floating around social media the past couple of days poking fun at Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman. It seems Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli couldn't resist joining in. ***PHOTO1*** Sherman took a shot at Darrell Revis during Sunday's Super Bowl by making a...

Boston Red Sox Add RHP Alexi Ogando to the Bullpen
January 30th, 2015 at 5:21 PM
The Boston Red Sox made another addition to their bullpen by signing right-handed pitcher Alexi Ogando to a one-year, $1.5 million deal, with incentives that could double his salary. ***PHOTO1*** The deal is pending a physical, which is no small step for a pitcher that has dealt with a multitude of injuries...

Boston Red Sox Agree to One-year Deal with Daniel Nava
January 29th, 2015 at 6:44 PM
The Boston Red Sox have agreed to terms on a one-year, non-guaranteed contract for outfielder Daniel Nava, avoiding arbitration. The deal is reported to be for $1.85 million. ***PHOTO1*** Nava first appeared in a 60 game stint with the Red Sox in 2010, but did not return to the majors until 2012....

How the Boston Red Sox Bullpen is Shaping Up
January 28th, 2015 at 12:49 PM
While most of the attention has gone to the high priced hitters joining the lineup and the revamped starting rotation, the Boston Red Sox have quietly made a number of moves to restock their bullpen as well. While some familiar faces will remain in key roles, there are a few...

Boston Red Sox Acquire Robbie Ross for Anthony Ranaudo
January 27th, 2015 at 7:50 PM
Looking to bolster their bullpen with another left-handed option, the Boston Red Sox acquired Robbie Ross Jr. from the Texas Rangers in exchange for Anthony Ranaudo. ***PHOTO1*** The move comes as a bit of a surprise, considering Ranaudo was once a highly regarding prospect that MLB.com ranked as the fourth best in...

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...

Rob Manfred Wants to Eliminate Defensive Shifts
January 26th, 2015 at 7:31 PM
Baseball has evolved over the years through various periods that have seen offensive production rise and fall. We've had the deadball era all the way through to the steroid era, with several peaks and valleys in between. As Major League Baseball has worked hard to try to clean up the...