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Boston Red Sox Place Koji Uehara, Joe Kelly on the Disabled List
April 3rd, 2015 at 5:00 PM
The Boston Red Sox have placed closer Koji Uehara and right-handed starter Joe Kelly on the disabled list to start the season. Both moves are retroactive, which means they could return earlier than the 14-days typically required for a DL stint. ***PHOTO1*** Due to an off day on Tuesday following the season...

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...

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...

Julian Edelman Jokes That He is Joining the Boston Red Sox
April 1st, 2015 at 1:18 PM
Julian Edelman has already been crowned a champion on the football field, but now he wants to branch out in his career by joining the Boston Red Sox in their pursuit of a World Series title. ***PHOTO1*** Ok, so he was only kidding. The New England Patriots wide receiver had a bit...

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...

Henry Owens, Garin Cecchini Among Latest Cuts from Boston Red Sox Camp
March 26th, 2015 at 11:16 AM
The Boston Red Sox made some additional roster moves on Thursday to trim the number of players in their big league camp down to 43. The remaining group includes 32 players from the 40-man roster and 11 non-roster invitees. ***PHOTO1*** Third baseman Garin Cecchini, outfielder Bryce Brentz, and right-handed pitchers Heath Hembree...

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...