Boston Red Sox Spotlight: Chris Sale

The Boston Red Sox made arguably the biggest move this offseason by trading a haul of prospects to the Chicago White Sox for their ace, Chris Sale. There’s no doubt that Chris Sale is one of the better pitchers in the entire MLB. Adding one of the best pitchers in baseball to an already great starting rotation including the most recent Cy Young Award winner in Rick Porcello along...
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Swihart regaining comfort behind plate

Blake Swihart enjoyed another solid outing behind the plate and with the bat in Sunday's 7-3 loss to the Rays. The Red Sox catcher caught five innings before being replaced by Jake DePew and went 1-for-2 with a walk.
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Velazquez shows poise in first big league outing

Hector Velazquez couldn't help but crack a smile during a 10-minute interview with a Spanish-language television network after his first big league spring outing in the Red Sox's 7-3 loss to the Rays on Sunday afternoon.
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Porcello throws 37 pitches in simulated game

Rick Porcello threw two scoreless innings in a simulated game on Sunday at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Fla.
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Spring Training 2017 Report: 02/25/2017

Red Sox bombs, and full court dimes. A week in Red Sox basbeall. 
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Mookie Betts does 'Salt Bae' after first spring training hit

Mookie Betts takes his job very seriously, but that doesn’t mean he can’t have fun doing it.The Boston Red Sox right fielder turned in an incredible 2016 campaign, batting .318 with 42 doubles, 31 home runs and 113 RBIs while also coming in second place in American League MVP voting, playing in his first All-Star Game and winning a Gold Glove. And he’s already showing off...
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Derek Jeter loves watching this Red Sox player play

Really, who doesn’t?
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WATCH: Chris Sale, Hanley Ramirez drain full-court shots at FGCU game

The Red Sox’s newly-acquired pitcher Chris Sale played baseball at Florida Gulf Coast University, so he and a few of his new teammates hit up Thursday night’s game against Stetson. Sale, Hanley Ramirez and Joe Kelly hit the court after the game to show off their skills — specifically, half and full-court shots. It started with Sale swishing a half-court shot with ease. Hanley...
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Red Sox Fall To Metropolitans, 3-2 At JetBlue Park

(AP Photo)In their first action against an MLB team, the Red Sox fell to the Mets 3-2 today in Fort Myers. Hanley Ramirez had one of only two Boston hits—a double. The immortal Brian Bogusevic knocked in both runs for the Red Sox. Henry Owens took the loss—hurling two innings and giving up two earned runs (including a solo HR). Kyle Kendrick pitched two innings as well, and gave...
Via FenwayNation
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Derek Jeter's favorite current player is on the Red Sox

Derek Jeter knows talent when he sees it, no matter the uniform.The former New York Yankees shortstop finished up his annual Captain’s Camp on Tuesday with the franchise’s minor leaguers, ending it with dinner at a Tampa, Fla., restaurant. Jeter held a little Q&A for the young guys, too, and that’s when left-handed pitching prospect Justus Sheffield asked No. 2 who his...
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Castillo Putting "Rusney" Nail In His Red Sox Coffin

(Boston Herald Photo)As we wrote about on Tuesday, Rusney Castillo is facing a watershed moment during this year's Spring Training camp. Yesterday, he did nothing to improve his lot by failing to run out a ground ball that resulted in an easy double-play. It appears that Castillo forgot the number of outs in the inning. Regardless, not hustling when your baseball career is on the...
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Will Xander Bogaerts Truly Bloom in 2017?

The 2017 Red Sox will undoubtedly be different than their 2016 brethren in numerous ways, but now, from our viewpoint here in mid-February, there are two that stand out. The 2016 Red Sox had David Ortiz but not Chris Sale, while the 2017 Red Sox have Chris Sale but not David Ortiz. From a pure WAR perspective this looks to be roughly a push. Baseball Prospectus’ PECOTA projects...
Via BP Boston
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Moreland & Travis Go Yard In 9-6 Win Over Northeastern

(Boston Herald Photo)In the first game action of 2017, Mitch Moreland and Sam Travis each clouted three-run HRs to pace Boston to a 9-6 win over Northeastern University. The Huskies actually outhit The Carmine Hose 9-8, but the dual 3-run blasts proved the difference for Boston. Sox hurler Brian Johnson pitched two hitless innings, with a string of minor leagues filling out the...
Via FenwayNation
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Justin Verlander prefers NL rules

The designated hitter has been around for more than 40 years. Still, it remains one of the more hotly debated topics in baseball. Responding to a question from Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer about what rules people would like to see changed, Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander offered his two cents.  Verlander made two points here. One is hard to argue with. The other can be...
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Could David Ortiz join the Red Sox broadcast booth this season? Big Papi is interested

Now that he’s retired, what is former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz going to do with his time? He probably needs something to do after he’s done teaching tennis lessons and claiming lost tennis balls that he launched out of the court on his taxes. Though he might not be swinging a bat for the Red Sox this season, he still may be involved with the team in a different capacity...
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Report: David Ortiz could join Red Sox broadcast team this season

The options seemingly are endless for David Ortiz as he considers myriad post-retirement options. And comments from Boston Red Sox president Sam Kennedy indicate Ortiz’s first job may be a role on the Boston Red Sox broadcast team.Kennedy discussed the retired icon’s future during an interview this week on Boston Herald Radio. While nothing is set in stone, Kennedy, who previously...
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Red Sox hope to be carried by Sale, Porcello and Price

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) The Red Sox hope adding Chris Sale to a rotation that already included Rick Porcello and David Price will boost the team to its first World Series title since 2013. ''Boston's like the Golden State Warriors now in baseball,'' New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said during the offseason. Porcello is the reigning AL Cy Young Award winner and Price...
Via Associated Press
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Girl forgoes getting Red Sox players’ autographs to get soldier’s instead

What originally was a trip to see the Boston Red Sox at spring training turned into a totally different experience for the Woodburn family.Angie Woodburn was waiting in line with her kids Saturday at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Fla., hoping to get some Red Sox players’ autographs when her 7-year-old Makenna spotted someone whose signature she really wanted. But it wasn’t a player...
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Red Sox Non-Roster Spring Training Invitees, Ranked

Spring Training 2017 is underway, and in addition to the 40 players the Red Sox have on the 40-man roster, they’ve invited 15 non-roster players to hang out in Florida for a few weeks. From journeymen relievers to top prospects to guys I promise you’ve never heard of, it’s an eclectic group. What follows is a very, very serious breakdown of their abilities and is in no way...
Via BP Boston
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Red Sox C Swihart struggling with throws back to pitcher

The Boston Red Sox have to be concerned about catcher Blake Swihart showing signs of Mackey Sasser Syndrome in spring training.Swihart, a 2011 first-round pick by Boston who has seen MLB action the past two seasons, has struggled with his throws back to the pitcher during spring training.CSN New England has provided the video evidence. The first clip comes from Friday: And this was...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Slimmed Sandoval hopes to regain Boston 3B job

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval hopes his to son can remember him playing professional baseball. ''I want to be able to play eight more years on the field so I can show my son and he can see his dad play when he is grown up,'' Sandoval said. A two-time All-Star with San Francisco before joining the Red Sox ahead of the 2015 season, Sandoval shed...
Via Associated Press
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Report: Jeffrey Loria to be ambassador to France

Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria appears to have quite the sweet gig lined up.The New York Post reported on Wednesday that the White House and State Department are in conflict over some ambassadorships. Within the article — which was mostly about the political battle between the sides — was a nugget saying that Loria is heading to France to be an ambassador for the Trump administration...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Dustin Pedroia completely recovered from knee surgery

Dustin Pedroia says he is completely recovered from the surgery he underwent on his knee during the offseason.The Boston Red Sox second baseman injured his knee in September and struggled thereafter. He underwent arthroscopic knee surgery in October.“I did rehab stuff most of the offseason,” Pedroia said on Monday via WEEI’s John Tomase. “But you know, I feel great, normal...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Red Sox announcer Jerry Remy has lung cancer, will still call games

Former player and long time Boston Red Sox announcer Jerry Remy announced on Monday that while his present diagnosis seems positive, lung cancer has returned to his body. Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski passed his best wishes along.“Our thoughts and prayers are with Jerry, and hopefully he’ll be back with us soon,” Dombrowski said, via CBS Boston. “Jerry...
Via Sportsnaut
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Roster Recap: Rusney Castillo Might Not Be Good

Welcome to BP Boston’s second annual Roster Recap series. Over the next few months, we’ll be analyzing every player on Boston’s 40-man roster and many of their top prospects in order to provide a comprehensive overview of the Red Sox roster’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as what we can expect moving forward. From MVP-candidate right fielders to reserve relievers, we...
Via BP Boston
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