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Category: ‘Outfielders’

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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....

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...

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....

Allen Craig Could See Time at Third Base
January 23rd, 2015 at 12:59 PM
Allen Craig will be looking to bounce back from the worst season of his career, but to do that he needs to be in the lineup. He's capable of playing either of the corner outfield spots and has experience at first base. Now the Boston Red Sox may try him...

Boston Red Sox Agree to One-year Deals with Rick Porcello, Junichi Tazawa
January 17th, 2015 at 2:50 PM
The Boston Red Sox announced that they have agreed to one-year, non-guaranteed contracts with starter Rick Porcello and reliever Junichi Tazawa, avoiding arbitration for both pitchers. That takes care of half of the arbitration eligible players on the Red Sox roster, giving them a bit more cost certainty. ***PHOTO1*** Porcello will receive...

Chili Davis Says Crowded Boston Red Sox Outfield ‘Going to Be a Fight’
January 16th, 2015 at 1:04 PM
New hitting coach Chili Davis knows he has his work cut out for him in helping this Boston Red Sox lineup bounce back from one of the worst offensive seasons in recent franchise history. With a revamped roster that is now overcrowded with worthy options, it's going to be a...

Rusney Castillo is Ready to Play in the Big Leagues
December 29th, 2014 at 5:22 PM
If there were any questions that the roughly year-and-a-half long break from baseball during the process of his defection from Cuba had left Rusney Castillo rusty, those concerns can apparently be put to rest. After Castillo wrapped up a 10-game stint with Alex Cora's Criollos de Caguas team in the...

Are Other Teams Interested in Allen Craig?
December 24th, 2014 at 3:23 PM
There aren't many players that would like to put 2014 behind them and move on more than Allen Craig, but are the Boston Red Sox ready to move on from him? While the team hasn't said that they are shopping him, Boston's surplus of outfielders certainly makes him expendable. Coming...

Boston Red Sox Send Yoenis Cespedes to the Detroit Tigers for Rick Porcello
December 11th, 2014 at 1:26 PM
The addition of middle of the rotation starters continues for the Boston Red Sox, who can now add Rick Porcello to the list. Boston will send outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, reliever Alex Wilson and rookie level left-hander Gabe Speier to the Detroit Tigers in exchange for Porcello. ***PHOTO1*** Cespedes was acquired from the...

Potential Trade Options for Yoenis Cespedes
November 28th, 2014 at 11:56 AM
Once the Boston Red Sox signed Hanley Ramirez to be their new left fielder it seemed to signal that Yoenis Cespedes' time with the team would be short lived. With the Red Sox adding a starter to an already crowded outfield, something has to give. That means a trade could...

Boston Red Sox Officially Announce Signing of Hanley Ramirez
November 25th, 2014 at 8:21 PM
In their second big press conference of the day, the Boston Red Sox announced the signing of Hanley Ramirez to a four-year, $88 million deal that includes a vesting option for an additional year worth $22 million. ***PHOTO1*** Ramirez will be paid a $3 million signing bonus and make $19 million in...

Boston Red Sox Sign Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez
November 24th, 2014 at 12:25 PM
It's been a busy weekend for the Boston Red Sox, who are finalizing deals with the two top hitters on this year's free agent market - Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez. ***PHOTO1*** The team reached an agreement with Sandoval that is believed to be for 5 years and close to $100 million,...

Miami Marlins Discussing Record-breaking Deal with Giancarlo Stanton
November 14th, 2014 at 2:54 PM
One of baseball's brightest young stars may soon be locked up for essentially the rest of his career before ever hitting the free agent market. The Miami Marlins are in talks with superstar outfielder Giancarlo Stanton on an extension that could reach record-breaking proportions. ***PHOTO1*** Foxsports.com reported that the team is discussing...