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Clay Buchholz Has Successful Knee Surgery
September 30th, 2014 at 4:55 PM
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz had successful meniscus surgery on his right knee this morning and is expected to make a full recovery. The procedure was performed by Dr. Peter Asnis at Massachusetts General Hospital. ***PHOTO1*** General Manager Ben Cherington told reporters on Monday that Buchholz has dealt with the...

Boston Red Sox Honor Derek Jeter in Season Finale
September 29th, 2014 at 4:17 PM
Respect. That's the word that first comes to mind when you think of Derek Jeter and that's exactly what the Boston Red Sox showed their longtime rival as he closed the book on a Hall of Fame career. Prior to yesterday's season finale, the Red Sox held a ceremony honoring...

Boston Red Sox Announce 2014 Minor League Awards
September 27th, 2014 at 12:15 PM
The Boston Red Sox announced that Mookie Betts has been named their Minor League Offensive Player of the Year. Betts tore through the minor leagues this season, hitting a combined .346 through stops in Double-A Portland and Triple-A Pawtucket. He added 30 doubles, 5 triples, 11 home runs, 65 RBI...

Bryan Cranston’s One-Man Show Promotes the MLB Postseason for TBS
September 17th, 2014 at 12:43 PM
You know him best for his performance as Walter White on the critically acclaimed hit show Breaking Bad, but Bryan Cranston can now be found helping TBS promote this year's MLB postseason. ***VIDEO1*** Cranston's one-man show imitates several infamous moments in MLB postseason history, including Carlton Fisk waving the ball fair on...

Boston Red Sox 2015 Schedule Announced
September 8th, 2014 at 3:22 PM
There are still a few weeks left in this regular season, but before the taste of a disappointing year washes away we can already look ahead to next year now that the schedule for 2015 Boston Red Sox schedule has been released. Here are a few key dates to look forward...

Boston Red Sox Demote Jackie Bradley, Call up Mookie Betts
August 18th, 2014 at 2:51 PM
The Boston Red Sox have optioned center fielder Jackie Bradley, Jr. to Triple-A Pawtucket, according to multiple sources. The rookie has struggled at the plate all season, hitting a meager .216/.288/.290 with 1 home run and 22 extra-base hits. His fantastic defense is what convinced the Red Sox to stick...

Boston Red Sox Sign Top International Prospects
August 16th, 2014 at 12:44 PM
The Boston Red Sox announced that they have agreed to terms with eight International Prospects, including two of the top three pitching prospects available during this year's International period, which began on July 2. This collection of new prospects are the first International signings the club has made during this...

Anthony Ranaudo to Start Wednesday for the Boston Red Sox
August 12th, 2014 at 2:10 PM
Anthony Ranaudo will replace Brandon Workman in the rotation. Well, at least for now. Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell announced on MLB Network Radio that the team intends to call up Ranaudo to start Wednesday's game against the Cincinnati Reds, pushing Allen Webster's start back to Thursday and skipping...

Boston Red Sox Option Heath Hembree After Impressive Debut
August 10th, 2014 at 11:41 AM
Here's on way to earn the respect of your new teammates - save the bullpen by tossing four shutout innings of relief in your team debut. That's what Heath Hembree did last night during a 19-inning marathon that the Boston Red Sox ended up losing to the Los Angeles Angels.  The...

Boston Red Sox Outfielder Shane Victorino to Have Season-Ending Surgery
August 5th, 2014 at 12:54 PM
The Boston Red Sox have announced the outfielder Shane Victorino will undergo season-ending lower back surgery. Victorino has struggled through various injuries this season, hitting only .268/.303/.382 in 30 games. Boston has missed his bat near the top of the lineup and his elite glove in right field. He was...

Roger Clemens, Pedro Martinez, Nomar Garciaparra and Joe Castiglione Join the Red Sox Hall of Fame
July 29th, 2014 at 11:52 AM
Roger Clemens, Pedro Martinez, Nomar Garciaparra and Joe Castiglione will be inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame at a Fenway Park luncheon on Thursday, August 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The inductees will then participate in a pre-game ceremony before the 7:10 p.m. Red Sox-Astros game. ***PHOTO1*** Clemens, a three...

Boston Red Sox Halt Contract Talks with Jon Lester
July 24th, 2014 at 11:06 AM
The Boston Red Sox have decided to put off contract negotiations with ace pitcher Jon Lester until after the season, according to an email sent by principal owner John Henry to the Boston Herald. While Lester has been vocal about his desire to remain in Boston, he has also made...

Boston Red Sox Activate Shane Victorino
July 19th, 2014 at 3:37 PM
The Boston Red Sox activated Shane Victorino from the disabled list prior to Saturday's game against the Kansas City Royals, according to a report by Joon Lee of Over The Monster. Victorino hasn't played since May 23 due to a nagging hamstring injury and several setbacks that stalled his rehab assignment.  ***PHOTO1*** Victorino...

Boston Red Sox Designated Catcher A.J. Pierzynski for Assignment
July 9th, 2014 at 2:53 PM
The Boston Red Sox are cutting ties with A.J. Pierzynski. The veteran catcher has been designated for assignment and will be replaced on the roster by top catching prospect Christian Vazquez.  ***PHOTO1*** Pierzynski signed a 1-year, $8.25 million deal to join the Red Sox, but has been struggling at a below replacement level...

Boston Red Sox Friday Game Has Been Postponed
July 4th, 2014 at 10:23 AM
The Boston Red Sox game against the Baltimore Orioles that was scheduled for Friday afternoon has been postponed due to the weather. The hurricane that has hit the coast of the Carolinas this week is making it's way north and is expected to bring heavy rain to the Boston area. ***PHOTO1*** The...

Boston Red Sox Officially Release Reliever Chris Capuano
July 1st, 2014 at 4:05 PM
The Boston Red Sox have released reliever Chris Capuano, officially ending the Springfield, Mass. native's brief tenure with the team. Capuano was lights out earlier this season before imploding last month. He finished with a 4.55 ERA in 28 appearances. The 35-year old was designated for assignment on June 25...

Boston Red Sox Promote Prospect Mookie Betts
June 28th, 2014 at 11:33 AM
In need of a spark to ignite their dormant offense, the Boston Red Sox have promoted top hitting prospect Mookie Betts. John Tomase of the Boston Herald tweeted earlier this morning that Betts has been summoned from Pawtucket and will join the major league team in New York tonight. There...

Boston Red Sox Prospects Mookie Betts, Henry Owens Selected for Futures Game
June 24th, 2014 at 5:18 PM
Two of the brightest young prospects for the Boston Red Sox have been selected to represent the franchise at the 2014 MLB Futures Game. Second Baseman/Outfielder Mookie Betts and left-handed pitcher Henry Owens are ranked 1 and 2 respectively in the Red Sox farm system, according to SoxProspects.com. During the...

Clay Buchholz Solid in Rehab Start for Pawtucket Red Sox
June 19th, 2014 at 7:22 PM
Boston Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz took a big step in his recovery with a solid outing in his second rehab appearance down in Triple-A Pawtucket, tossing 6 scoreless innings while allowing only 2 hits. He also struck out 5 and walked 2. ***PHOTO1*** Buchholz was having the worst season of his career...

Boston Red Sox Designate Grady Sizemore for Assignment
June 17th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
ESPNBoston.com reports that the Boston Red Sox have designated outfielder Grady Sizemore for assignment this afternoon. The team now has 10 days to either trade or release the veteran. Sizemore made a valiant comeback effort after missing over two seasons due to injuries, but ultimately his limited production no longer...