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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...

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 not Expecting a Trade Before the Season
March 21st, 2015 at 12:50 PM
This isn't the time of year for significant trades. There may be no shortage of rumors floating around, but it's rare for teams to pull of a deal this far into spring training. With the season starting in just over two weeks, the 25 players that the Boston Red Sox...

Boston Red Sox Option Blake Swihart, Eduardo Rodriguez to Pawtucket
March 20th, 2015 at 10:40 AM
The Boston Red Sox continued to trim their roster on Friday by sending catcher Blake Swihart and left-handed pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez to Triple-A Pawtucket. With these moves, the Red Sox now have 49 players in big league camp, including 36 from the 40-man roster, and 13 non-roster invitees. ***PHOTO1*** Swihart is a...

Boston Red Sox Make Spring Roster Cuts
March 18th, 2015 at 2:49 PM
The Boston Red Sox have made their first roster cuts of the spring, reducing the number of players in camp down to 51. The remaining group includes 38 of the players from the 40-man roster, and 13 non-roster invitees. ***PHOTO1*** Infielders Sean Coyle and Travis Shaw were optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket, where...

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...

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...

Boston Red Sox Open Spring Training with Afternoon Doubleheader
March 3rd, 2015 at 11:21 AM
We may still be covered in snow here in the North East, but baseball begins down in sunny Fort Myers when the Boston Red Sox open spring training with a doubleheader against a pair of college teams from Boston. ***PHOTO1*** The Red Sox take on the Northeastern University Huskies in Game 1...

Rusney Castillo is Already Familiar with New MLB Rule
February 27th, 2015 at 4:05 PM
We already know that David Ortiz is unhappy with Major League Baseball's new rules that prohibit hitters from stepping out of the batter's box, but perhaps getting some insight from one of his teammates would help settle his concerns. Rusney Castillo is already familiar with this rule from his time...

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...

MLB Announces Pace of Game Rule Changes
February 20th, 2015 at 12:43 PM
Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association have announced additions to the pace of game program, which will be effective this season. These changes include enforcing rules regarding hitters remaining in the batter's box and pitch clocks to regulate the time allowed between when the batter is announced through...

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...

Boston Red Sox Projected to Top AL East with 86 Wins
February 15th, 2015 at 5:20 PM
We've already seen the Boston Red Sox climb out of the basement of the division to reach the top once in recent years, but can they make the leap from worst to first again? It sure seems that way, according to projections posted Friday by the Atlantis sports book in...

Truck Day Signals Spring is Near for the Boston Red Sox
February 12th, 2015 at 1:16 PM
It's Truck Day! The day that the Boston Red Sox equipment truck is loaded up to make the 1,480-mile journey to the club's spring training facility in Fort Myers, Florida. A tradition since 2003, Truck Day signals the unofficial start of spring training - which can only mean that baseball...

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 is on to Baseball Season
February 2nd, 2015 at 2:07 PM
Congratulations to the New England Patriots for winning their fourth Super Bowl title in franchise history. That fourth championship ring ties quarterback Tom Brady with his boyhood idol, Joe Montana, and cements his legacy as the greatest quarterback of all-time. For Bill Belichick, a fourth championship ties him with Chuck...

Boston Red Sox 2015 Spring Training Schedule Announced
November 5th, 2014 at 5:46 PM
The Boston Red Sox 2015 Spring Training will begin on February 21st at Jet Blue Park. The equipment truck will depart Fenway Park on February 12th and head down to Fenway South in Lee County, FL. Pitchers and catchers will report on February 20th to prepare to begin training the...

David Ortiz Extension Talk is Overblown by Boston Red Sox Press
February 19th, 2014 at 12:48 PM
***PHOTO1*** Oh, come on now, when old number 34 goes up on the right field façade at Fenway Park within the next 10 years, are you seriously going to remember David Ortiz negotiating extensions of his contracts with the Boston Red Sox? Of course not. It is indeed a contract year for...

Felix Doubront Will Excel as Boston Red Sox Fifth Starter
February 18th, 2014 at 1:08 PM
***PHOTO1*** Unless he has a terrible spring, Felix Doubront will be the Boston Red Sox fifth starter in 2014. If there was one player that benefited from Ryan Dempster’s departure from baseball, it was Doubront. Both players, along with Brandon Workman, were going to see increased work in Fort Myers to determine...