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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...

Boston Red Sox to Audition Francisco Cordero
February 17th, 2014 at 11:31 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Boston Red Sox are bringing in ex-closer Francisco Cordero down to Fort Myers for an extended look. If the 39-year-old makes the club, he stands to make $1 million. Cordero is one of a long line of non-roster invitees the Red Sox have invited to camp, in an effort to...

Ryan Dempster Will Not Pitch for Boston Red Sox in 2014
February 16th, 2014 at 11:24 AM
***PHOTO1*** Citing injuries and a desire to spend time with family, Ryan Dempster announced at a press conference in Fort Myers Sunday morning that he will not be pitching this season. In front of his fellow starting pitchers and members of the press, Dempster said: “I don’t feel like I am capable of...

Xander Bogaerts Will Focus on Shortstop for Boston Red Sox
February 12th, 2014 at 1:59 PM
***PHOTO1*** Boston Red Sox uber-prospect Xander Bogaerts will work exclusively at shortstop this Spring Training, according to the Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo. His natural position, Bogaerts has played short through his quick minor league career, but he started at third base during the 2013 World Series over the slumping Will Middlebrooks and...

Boston Red Sox: 5 Things for Fans to Watch for in Spring Training
February 11th, 2014 at 11:21 AM
(Editors Note: We are delighted to run this guest piece by Andrew Martin) ***PHOTO1*** Spring training is about to begin for the Boston Red Sox. In what has become an annual tradition, fans turned out recently at Fenway Park to celebrate “Truck Day.” This unofficial holiday was the packing and departure of a...

Dustin Pedroia Should Be the Leadoff Hitter for Boston Red Sox
February 10th, 2014 at 1:52 PM
***PHOTO1*** Dustin Pedroia has worn many hats during his Boston Red Sox career. Is leadoff hitter the next one he dons? As you know, Jacoby Ellsbury has vacated the spot when he signed earlier this offseason with the New York Yankees. Although Ellsbury’s replacement in center field, Jackie Bradley Jr., is going...

Projecting the 2014 Boston Red Sox Roster: First Call
February 9th, 2014 at 1:58 PM
***PHOTO1*** As the Boston Red Sox get down to business in Fort Myers, let’s take a projected look at the 25 players that will break camp with the team at the end of March and be on the Opening Day roster against the Baltimore Orioles. Players in bold are projected to either...

Truck Day Marks Start of 2014 Boston Red Sox Season
February 8th, 2014 at 3:30 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Boston Red Sox officially began the 2014 season Saturday when the equipment truck left Fenway Park and headed for Fort Myers, Florida and Spring Training. If all goes well, the season will end in early November with a second consecutive duck boat parade through the streets of Boston and a...

Will Ryan Dempster Win the Boston Red Sox 5th Starter Battle?
February 4th, 2014 at 1:35 PM
Entering his second season with the Boston Red Sox, Ryan Dempster enters 2014 without a defined spot on the team’s roster. While there will not be many jobs open once the team gets down to business in Fort Myers in a couple weeks, the race for fifth starter in the pitching...