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Yoenis Cespedes Leaves Red Sox’s Game Vs. Angels Due To Personal Matter

BOSTON — Red Sox left fielder Yoenis Cespedes left Thursday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park before the top of the fourth inning. Cespedes’ exit was not injury related. He left the game due to a “personal matter,” according to the Red Sox. Cespedes struck out swinging against Angels starter Matt Shoemaker in his only at-bat of the contest. He also cut...
Via NESN.com
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Mike Trout says Garrett Richards’ knee injury made him ‘sick to my stomach’ (video)

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Garrett Richards suffered what manager Mike Scioscia deemed afterward a “significant injury” to his left patellar tendon while attempting to cover first base during the second inning of Wednesday’s game against the Boston Red Sox. Before Richards could make it to the bag, he crumpled to the ground, writhing in clear […] The post Mike Trout says...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz Leading Red Sox’s Stumbling Offense (Video)

  The 2014 Boston Red Sox sit near the bottom of the barrel in most of Major League Baseball’s offensive stats categories, but there’s one Sox player who’s breaking out of the mold this season — David Ortiz. Despite his team’s struggles on offense, Big Papi is trucking along, crushing home runs. With his 30th homer of the season on the horizon, Ortiz would match his...
Via NESN.com
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Report: Red Sox Target Rusney Castillo Could Land $50-60 Million Deal

Rusney Castillo’s stock appears to be soaring. Castillo, a highly sought-after Cuban defector, is expected to sign with a Major League Baseball team within the next week, according to multiple reports. Clubs involved in the bidding believe Castillo could sign a five-year contract worth between $50 million and $60 million, according to ESPN’s Jayson Stark. Such a contract would...
Via NESN.com
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Report: Jon Lester returning to Boston ‘a long shot’

The consensus since the Boston Red Sox traded Jon Lester to the Oakland Athletics at the trade deadline has been that Lester, a free agent at season’s end, very well may end up back in Boston next season. But, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, Lester returning to Boston this upcoming winter is viewed as a long shot. Back in Spring Training, the Red Sox offered Lester a four...
Via Sports-Glory
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Boston Red Sox: Checking in with old friends

The Boston Red Sox opening day roster is drastically different than the roster we see today. There are plenty of players that Sox fans still want to see succeed on other teams, while others not so much. Ranging from Jon Lester to Chris Capuano, let’s take a look at how these ex-Sox are doing elsewhere. Jon Lester- Lester is the one person all Bostonians would love to see back...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Injury Update: Will Middlebrooks exits with hamstring tightness

On Tuesday, Will Middlebrooks suffered yet another blow in what has turned out to be a miserable 2014 season, when the Boston Red Sox third baseman was forced out in the fourth inning with right hamstring tightness. Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald reports that Middlebrooks was removed after running to first base on a single. Manager John Farrell told Lauber that the third baseman...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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The problem with Xander Bogaerts is simple and obvious

Getty ImagesEric D. Schabell Contributing Writer Everyone knows he is young.Everyone was excited about Xander Bogaerts first full year on the Red Sox after his exciting contributions to the 2013 postseason.Bogaerts hit .296 with an .893 OPS in 34 postseason plate appearances last October at the age of 21, but that version seems like so long ago.Up to May 31 this year, Bogaerts was...
Via RedSoxLife
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox 2015 rotation preview

After the Boston Red Sox traded away four of the five members of their opening day rotation, they’ve had to inject youth into the lineup and pick up the pieces in preparation for the 2015 campaign. Let’s take a look at the options the Red Sox have and the odds for each pitcher in the starting rotation.   Clay Buchholz: The only member of the Opening day rotation left, has had...
Via Total Sports Live
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Who is Rusney Castillo?

Over the last couple of days, it has become clear that the Boston Red Sox are front runners for Cuban defector Rusney Castillo. The Red Sox have been rather demure in regards to the foreign market these past few years and it looks like they don’t want to miss out on Castillo. Cuba is rife with baseball talent and lucky for us in the states, some of them have decided to leave for...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Farrell: Either Betts Or Bradley, Jr.‚—Not Both

Bradley, Jr. And Betts: One Or The OtherIn major league baseball, the direct answer is definitely an endangered species. But, not with Red Sox manager John Farrell—at least yesterday, anyway. When discussing the demotion of Jackie Bradley, Jr. and the consequent ascension of Mookie Betts, the skipper stated, "Our roster couldn’t co-exist effectively with both—so it’s...
Via FenwayNation
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Red Sox ‘Bullpen Cop’ Steve Horgan immortalized with own bobblehead (pic/vid)

One of the most memorable images from last year’s MLB postseason came from a person not even playing in the games. When Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz jacked a grand slam during the eighth inning of Game 2 of the ALCS against the Detroit Tigers that led the Sox to a huge win, a […] The post Red Sox ‘Bullpen Cop’ Steve Horgan immortalized with own bobblehead (pic/vid)...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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WATCH: Famous Red Sox bullpen cop gets own bobblehead

We all remember the iconic scene from Game 2 of the 2013 American League Championship Series.  5-1 Tigers, bases loaded, and Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz lifts the ball to DEEP right field.  Detroit Tigers OF Torii Hunter seems to have a bead on the ball, then slams into the short wall in front of the Red Sox bullpen and crashes over.  It’s gone, tie game 5-5 (and the Tigers...
Via Reading Between The Seams
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Jackie Bradley Jr. optioned to Pawtucket

According to Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston, the Boston Red Sox have sent down the struggling Jackie Bradley Jr. to Triple-A Pawtucket and recalled Mookie Betts. Bradley, who had recorded hits in four of his previous five games, will need to develop his plate approach in the minors if he wants to have a shot at his center field job next season. Bradley has struggled at the plate all...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Rumors: Boston places Uehara, Napoli, others on revocable trade waivers

The Boston Red Sox were easily the most aggressive selling team before the trade deadline, trading out several veteran players, and it seems like they may not be done dealing. According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Red Sox put reliever Koji Uehara, infielder Mike Napoli, infielder Will Middlebrooks and outfielder Daniel Nava on revocable trade waivers Saturday. The...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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