Swihart still a work in progress

Red Sox JetBlue Park (left) and Sox take on Yankees at their home, Steinbrenner Field. Despite a long love affair with the game, this was my first experience with March baseball and it was certainly worth the trip. Under bright blue skies and comfortable temperatures, your correspondent took in Red Sox games at home at JetBlue Park, and in enemy territory at the Yankee’s springtime...
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Leon goes yard twice in Boston's 9-run fifth

Sandy Leon had a two-homer afternoon, both of which came in the fifth inning, to lead the Red Sox to a 11-9 road win over the Orioles on Monday afternoon at Ed Smith Stadium.
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Set-Up Guy Thornburg Goes Down With Muscle Issue

Haven't had enough bad news on Red Sox pitchers? How about their newly-acquired set-up guy going down with a trapezius muscle spasm? Tyler Thornburg—who hasn't pitched since March 1st because of another medical issue—missed today's scheduled action because of the new injury. Given the point we are at in Spring Training, it's likely Thornburg will land on the disabled list to start the season.
Via FenwayNation
4 hours ago

Thornburg likely starting season on DL

Red Sox setup man Tyler Thornburg was hoping to take a key step on Monday in his quest to break camp with the team by returning to action for the first time since March 1.
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After strong spring, Swihart bound for Triple-A

The Red Sox made several roster moves on Monday. Infielder Deven Marrero and catcher Blake Swihart were optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket, and catcher Dan Butler and first baseman Sam Travis were reassigned to Minor League camp.
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Now hiring: Red Sox on the hunt for a backup Wally mascot

Calling all Red Sox fanatics: Have you ever dreamt of donning the Wally the Green Monster costume at Fenway Park? Well, if you’re shorter than 5-foot-8, then you may be in luck. The Red Sox marketing team recently posted a job opening for a backup Wally mascot, who would be responsible for wearing the Green Monster suit […]
6 hours ago

It's looking like the Yankees and Red Sox will dominate the AL East again soon

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7 hours ago

Washington Post: World Series Or Bust For Red Sox

The Washington Post's Dave Sheinin predicts that the Red Sox will again top the AL East in 2017—finishing ahead of the Toronto Blue Jays. As far as expectations go, Sheinin pulls no punches: "The season is a success if: they go all the way. Nothing else will suffice in Boston this year, after GM Dave Dombrowski pulled off the blockbuster trade of the winter, prying [Chris] Sale...
Via FenwayNation
7 hours ago

Travis, Marrero, Swihart Cut From Red Sox Roster

The Red Sox cut their roster to 38 players today by sending C Blake Swihart and SS Devin Marrero to AAA Pawtucket and reassigning 1B/DH Sam Travis to minor league camp. Travis, who was having his second straight hot Spring, is tabbed as the #4 prospect in the organization. Both Swihart and Marrero have minor league options left—but Swihart has the best chance of cracking the major...
Via FenwayNation
9 hours ago

Don’t get caught up: Christian Vazquez should be the starter

FORT MYERS, Fla — Get it over with, Red Sox. Make Christian Vazquez your everyday catcher. Roll back the clock to where you were two years ago before Vazquez came up with a bum elbow at spring training. Vazquez is the best catcher on the team. He’ll hit enough. It’s OK to tell Sandy Leon […]
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Everything seems all right for Pablo Sandoval

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — The feeling was unfamiliar. Pablo Sandoval, in his third at-bat of the day against Rays lefthander Blake Snell on Saturday, turned on a 92-mile-per-hour fastball and smashed it over the fence for a three-run homer. When was the last time Sandoval had gone deep while batting righthanded? “I don’t remember,” he […]
9 hours ago

Casually Contrarian About Andrew Benintendi

I’ve wanted to write something about Andrew Benintendi for a while now, but literally everyone beat me to it. He’s 22 years old, has played in 34 games and will probably be hitting in the two hole on what looks to be one of, if not the, best offenses in baseball. On a team that also includes last year’s Cy Young winner, last year’s MVP runner-up, 2015’s Silver Slugger...
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Boston Red Sox: Adam's Player to Look Out For in 2017 - Tyler Thornburg

On the same day that the Boston Red Sox acquired ace starting pitcher Chris Sale in a blockbuster deal with the White Sox, the team also swung another important trade to nab a young setup man with a power arm. If he replicates his success from last season in Boston,…
Via CLNS Radio
1 day ago

Alex Rodriguez said he 'made an ass of' himself denying PED allegations

Alex Rodriguez just admitted something Boston Red Sox fans have been saying for years.The former New York Yankees third baseman is no stranger to controversy, but there’s one thing in his past he particularly regrets. In 2013, Rodriguez went on Mike Francesa’s radio show on WFAN in New York to defend himself against allegations of performance-enhancing drug use in the Biogenesis...
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Yoan Moncada developed Twinkie obsession when he came to US

If you ever see Yoan Moncada in the sweets aisle at the grocery store, chances are he’s looking for the Twinkies.The former Boston Red Sox prospect apparently developed quite the sweet tooth when he came to the United States, as he once had 85 Twinkies in a week, according to his agent David Hastings in Eli Saslow’s recent ESPN the Magazine article on the Chicago White Sox third...
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What to expect for the Boston Red Sox without Big Papi?

With spring training winding down, the start to the MLB season is nearing. This season will bring a very different feel to the Boston Red Sox and their organization. For the first time in 14 years, David Ortiz will not be on the opening day roster. Fans and players alike are wondering just how this will affect the coming season and production within the clubhouse. There are many...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Weak elbow could sideline David Price into May

If you exhaled after learning David Price won’t need surgery this season, you might want to start holding your breath again.The Boston Red Sox pitcher got good news at the beginning of the month, when he learned after seeking a second opinion that only treatment and medication would be needed to heal his sore throwing elbow. But apparently his status has taken a turn for the worse...
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Red Sox lefty Pomeranz pulled with tightness in triceps

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Red Sox pitcher Drew Pomeranz exited Sunday's start after two innings because of tightness in his left triceps, the latest setback for Boston's staff in spring training. The Red Sox said Pomeranz, in competition for a spot in the rotation, was pulled against Minnesota as a precaution. ''I don't think it's anything serious,'' the lefty said. The AL East...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins score 13 runs to top Red Sox

TWINS 13, RED SOX 8 Red Sox starter Drew Pomeranz was forced to leave the game early due to triceps tightness. He lasted two innings and allowed three earned runs. The left-hander said he didn't think the trouble was anything serious. Hanley Ramirez hit his third homer for Boston and Mitch Moreland went 3 for 3. Ben Paulsen had a solo homer and three hits for Minnesota, while Joe...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: The Importance of Dustin Pedroia

The Boston Red Sox are one of the most talented teams in the entire Major Leagues. They return a majority of the roster while adding a few key pieces like Chris Sale but losing players like David Ortiz. The core of the players are young while still having some veteran players to lead the team, one being Dustin Pedroia. Pedroia will play a huge role in this upcoming season for the...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

What Could Go Wrong: 2017 Red Sox Edition

The 2017 Red Sox are probably going to be good. Very good, even. The gamblers at OddsShark have the team’s over/under pegged at 92.5 wins, tied with the Indians for the highest total in the American League and trailing just the Nationals and Cubs across the majors. Obviously, however, this is sports we’re talking about. You play the game on the field, not on paper, or something...
Via BP Boston
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Gillespie and Andriese help Rays tie Red Sox

RAYS 3, RED SOX 3, 9 INNINGS Boston said AL Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello will be its opening-day starter against Pittsburgh, the third in three years for the Red Sox after Clay Buchholz in 2015 and David Price last year. Price is likely to start the season on the disabled list because of a sore elbow, and Porcello was chosen over Chris Sale, acquired from the Chicago White...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 3/14: The calm before the March Madness storm

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome the YB Box Score, what we're reading while downgrading the latest snow storm to endless sleet.Happy birthday to Larry Johnson, Steph Curry and Simone Biles.On this date in 1987 Boston Red Sox pitcher Al Nipper beaned Darryl Strawberry of the New York Mets resulting...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

A 5-year-old Red Sox fan not only receives a new heart but finds out he may go to Fenway

Everybody could use a heartwarming story to read, and here is a great one to soothe some frayed nerves.Five-year-old Ari Schultz was diagnosed with critical aortic stenosis and evolving hypoplastic left heart syndrome when he was in the womb, which even not knowing exactly what those two diseases are, they sound fairly awful. He has been waiting for a new heart ever since he was...
Via The Comeback
15 days ago  |  Discuss

David Price has full range of motion in elbow, will throw soon

The news on David Price appears to be encouraging.Price experienced soreness in his left elbow after making his spring training debut and underwent an MRI. The good news was that the MRI was inconclusive, and Price was directed to just shut things down for a brief time.Price was expected to potentially throw Friday or Saturday, but that has been delayed. However, the good news is...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

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