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Boston Red Sox Call up Tommy Layne, Dalier Hinojosa as Bullpen Reinforcements
April 29th, 2015 at 3:34 PM
The rotating door to the Boston Red Sox bullpen continues, as the team has made more moves to call in reinforcements for their overworked relievers. Manager John Farrell confirmed on WEEI's Dale and Holley show that left-handed pitcher Tommy Layne and right-hander Dalier Hinojosa have been called up from Triple...

Boston Red Sox Call up Jackie Bradley, Option Steven Wright
April 28th, 2015 at 3:36 PM
The Boston Red Sox made another roster move on Tuesday, calling up outfielder Jackie Bradley, Jr. from Triple-A Pawtucket. Right-handed pitcher Steven Wright has been optioned back to clear room on the roster for Bradley. ***PHOTO1*** Wright joined the team on Monday to replace Heath Hembree, in what has been a revolving...

Boston Red Sox Call up Heath Hembree, Send Down Matt Barnes
April 26th, 2015 at 11:59 AM
The Boston Red Sox called up right-handed pitcher Heath Hembree prior to Sunday's game against the Baltimore Orioles and optioned Matt Barnes back to Triple-A Pawtucket. ***PHOTO1*** Barnes joined the Red Sox for Saturday's game after Shane Victorino was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain. Barnes tossed...

David Ortiz Moves to No. 32 on All-time Career HR List
April 23rd, 2015 at 12:00 PM
Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz blasted the 469th home run of his career last night to move ahead of Chipper Jones on Major League Baseball's all-time home run list. ***PHOTO1*** Ortiz is off to a slow start at the plate this season, hitting only .208 through 14 games. The solo shot...

David Ortiz Responds to Criticism from Jim Palmer
April 20th, 2015 at 6:33 PM
Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz responded to Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Palmer's critical Twitter comment that the Baltimore Orioles TV broadcaster aimed at him following Ortiz's ejection from Sunday's game. ***PHOTO1*** Not surprisingly, Big Papi is unhappy about it. "That's how he wants to get respect from us? Is that how...

Boston Red Sox Fire & Ice: Brock Holt, Craig Breslow Hot; Allen Craig, Wade Miley Cold
April 20th, 2015 at 11:09 AM
The Boston Red Sox head into the finale of their four game weekend series with Baltimore on Monday tied with the Orioles at the top of the AL East. The division race has been as tight as expected in the early going, with each team within 1.5 games of each...

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...