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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...

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...

Robbie Ross Still Has Work to Do to Earn a Spot in Boston Red Sox Bullpen
March 16th, 2015 at 11:37 AM
The next few weeks of spring training will allow the Boston Red Sox to evaluate the few remaining position battles they have left to sort out before finalizing their Opening Day roster. While most of the roster is already set, one area that remains unsettled is the bottom of the...

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...

Comparing the Starting Rotations in the AL East
March 12th, 2015 at 2:53 PM
The Boston Red Sox have been heavily scrutinized all offseason for assembling a starting rotation that lacks a proven frontline pitcher. The prevailing theory is that without a true ace to anchor the rotation, Boston is setting themselves up to fail. Assembling a collection of middle of the rotation starters...

Trading Eduardo Rodriguez to the Boston Red Sox was ‘painful’ for the Baltimore Orioles
March 11th, 2015 at 12:57 PM
When Dan Duquette was the general manager of the Boston Red Sox he pulled off a coup that delivered Pedro Martinez to the franchise. Now that Duquette is running the Baltimore Orioles, he may have helped deliver another future ace to Boston in the form of prized prospect Eduardo Rodriguez. ***PHOTO1*** The...

Leaving the San Francisco Giants was an Easy Choice for Pablo Sandoval
March 10th, 2015 at 11:31 AM
Some players may find it difficult to pack up and relocate to a new city on the other side of the country. Many of them would be hesitant to leave the only team that they have ever played for to switch leagues and put on a new uniform. Most players...

Boston Red Sox Agree to Terms with 21 Players
March 9th, 2015 at 2:38 PM
The Boston Red Sox announced that they have agreed to terms with 21 players on the major league roster on one-year contracts for the 2015 season. This now brings all players on the Red Sox roster under contract for the upcoming season. ***PHOTO1*** The group is made up of young players that...

Rick Porcello Says Christian Vazquez is the Best He’s Ever Thrown To
March 8th, 2015 at 2:21 PM
When Rick Porcello takes the mound for his first spring training start for the Boston Red Sox this afternoon, he'll be thrilled to see Christian Vazquez behind the plate. The battery mates haven't had much time together yet, but Porcello is already impressed by the young catcher's defensive work. ***PHOTO1*** Vazquez has...

Dustin Pedroia Shows His Power is Back
March 6th, 2015 at 12:40 PM
Dustin Pedroia is confident that the thumb and wrist issues that have plagued him the last two seasons are behind him and he wasted no time in proving it. The second baseman hit a grand slam and added a double as part of a 3-for-3 night in the Boston Red...

Boston Red Sox Rotation not Worried About Cole Hamels Rumors
March 5th, 2015 at 12:39 PM
Will these Cole Hamels rumors ever go away? Not when the Philadelphia Phillies are sending representatives to JetBlue Park to scout some of the best prospects in the Boston Red Sox farm system. Not when the prevailing opinion is that Boston's rotation lacks a true ace to lead the staff...

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...

Los Angeles Angels Could Look at Boston Red Sox Outfield Surplus for Josh Hamilton Replacement
March 2nd, 2015 at 2:57 PM
Josh Hamilton's fate now rests in the hands of Major League Baseball. The former MVP may face a suspension after reportedly suffering a drug relapse, which could leave the Los Angeles Angels in need of a replacement in their outfield. It just so happens that the Boston Red Sox have...

David Ortiz Remains Motivated to Help the Boston Red Sox Win
February 25th, 2015 at 3:13 PM
David Ortiz doesn't want to think about his legacy because that would mean he's thinking about retiring. That's the furthest thing from his mind, as the 39-year old DH prepares for the upcoming season. A fired up Ortiz arrived to spring training as motivated as ever to help the Boston...

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...