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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...

Koji Uehara May not Be Ready to Start the Season
March 24th, 2015 at 4:16 PM
The Boston Red Sox are growing increasingly concerned that Koji Uehara may not be ready to begin the season on time. The Red Sox closer has not pitched since March 14 due to a hamstring injury, putting his status for being on the Opening Day roster in doubt. ***PHOTO1*** Manager John Farrell...

Boston Red Sox Green Monster Seats Now on Sale
March 24th, 2015 at 10:53 AM
One of the many benefits of catching a game at Fenway Park is the unique view offered by seats on top of the infamous Green Monster in left field. Monster seats are always a hot ticket because they offer Boston Red Sox fans an opportunity to watch the game from...

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...

Boston Red Sox Catcher Christian Vazquez Sidelined by Sore Elbow
March 17th, 2015 at 1:17 PM
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell revealed that catcher Christian Vazquez has been dealing with soreness in his right throwing elbow since last Friday night's game, reports Jason Mastrodonato of The Boston Herald. ***PHOTO1*** After undergoing some tests on his elbow, Vazquez received some good news. Farrell confirmed that structurally the elbow...

Joe Kelly Exits Early with Injury
March 16th, 2015 at 4:05 PM
Boston Red Sox right-hander Joe Kelly exited Monday's start against the New York Mets in the middle of the third inning, accompanied by a team trainer. Kelly appeared to be in some discomfort after throwing a pitch to Anthony Recker and was pulled in the middle of the at-bat. ***PHOTO1*** Any time...

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...

Mike Napoli Has Been Having Some Strange Dreams
March 14th, 2015 at 2:31 PM
Many young baseball players dream of growing up to play in the major leagues. Mike Napoli has already achieved that goal, but for the first time in years he finds himself fortunate to be able to dream at all. ***PHOTO1*** Napoli underwent surgery this offseason to alleviate a longstanding issue with sleep...

Boston Red Sox Officially Announce Signing of Yoan Moncada
March 13th, 2015 at 1:11 PM
After a long journey, Yoan Moncada has finally arrived. The Boston Red Sox held a press conference Friday morning to officially announce the signing of the Cuban infield prospect. ***PHOTO1*** Boston signed Moncada to a minor league contract that includes a $31.5 million signing bonus, which shatters the record for an international...

Comparing the Starting Rotations in the AL East
March 12th, 2015 at 2:53 PM
The Boston Red Sox have been heavily scrutinized all offseason for assembling a starting rotation that lacks a proven frontline pitcher. The prevailing theory is that without a true ace to anchor the rotation, Boston is setting themselves up to fail. Assembling a collection of middle of the rotation starters...

Trading Eduardo Rodriguez to the Boston Red Sox was ‘painful’ for the Baltimore Orioles
March 11th, 2015 at 12:57 PM
When Dan Duquette was the general manager of the Boston Red Sox he pulled off a coup that delivered Pedro Martinez to the franchise. Now that Duquette is running the Baltimore Orioles, he may have helped deliver another future ace to Boston in the form of prized prospect Eduardo Rodriguez. ***PHOTO1*** The...

Leaving the San Francisco Giants was an Easy Choice for Pablo Sandoval
March 10th, 2015 at 11:31 AM
Some players may find it difficult to pack up and relocate to a new city on the other side of the country. Many of them would be hesitant to leave the only team that they have ever played for to switch leagues and put on a new uniform. Most players...

Boston Red Sox Agree to Terms with 21 Players
March 9th, 2015 at 2:38 PM
The Boston Red Sox announced that they have agreed to terms with 21 players on the major league roster on one-year contracts for the 2015 season. This now brings all players on the Red Sox roster under contract for the upcoming season. ***PHOTO1*** The group is made up of young players that...

Rick Porcello Says Christian Vazquez is the Best He’s Ever Thrown To
March 8th, 2015 at 2:21 PM
When Rick Porcello takes the mound for his first spring training start for the Boston Red Sox this afternoon, he'll be thrilled to see Christian Vazquez behind the plate. The battery mates haven't had much time together yet, but Porcello is already impressed by the young catcher's defensive work. ***PHOTO1*** Vazquez has...

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...