12:58 AM EST, Fri March 06, 2015
Full Count | WEEI 2 hours ago

Observations on Game 2: Dustin Pedroia backs up his words, Joe Kelly gets rust off, Xander Bogaerts goes deep

FORT MYERS, Fla. ‘€“ Observations from the Red Sox‘ 9-8 loss to the Twins at the grand re-opening of Hammond Stadium. PEDROIA GOES DEEP: Dustin Pedroia assured us that he was feeling healthy for the first time in years. It showed on his grand slam in the fourth. “I knew I was back to normal […]
Boston Red Sox Blog | ESPN Boston 1 hour ago

Twins 9, Sox 8: Pedroia's power is back

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Takeaways from Boston’s 9-8 loss to the Minnesota Twins in its Grapefruit League exhibition opener Thursday night in Hammond Stadium: • Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia wasted no time in making his case that he is fully recovered from the thumb and wrist issues that plagued...
The Republican 6 hours ago

Clay Buchholz made 'He's the ace' t-shirts for five Red Sox starters

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Red Sox haven't even begun their Grapefruit League schedule yet but the near daily questions of who will be the ace of this staff are getting a little tiresome. Clay Buchholz decided to have a...
Boston Red Sox Blog | ESPN Boston 3 hours ago

Buchholz sends message with 'Ace' T-shirts

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- With T-shirts of his own creation, Clay Buchholz made a fashion statement in the Red Sox clubhouse Thursday afternoon, one that will be modeled by the five members of the team’s reconstructed starting rotation. Buchholz placed a blue T-shirt...
Boston Herald 40 mins ago
No joke, Joe Kelly is 1 of 5 Red Sox aces

No joke, Joe Kelly is 1 of 5 Red Sox aces

FORT MYERS — What if you die tomorrow and nobody ever got to know you?This is the motto Red Sox right-hander Joe Kelly lives by. It’s his own personal creed, the driving force behind everything he does. It’s neither a lesson his parents taught him nor something a crazy aunt once said that always stuck. No, Kelly came up this one himself. He was 4 years old.
Boston Red Sox Blog | ESPN Boston 10 hours ago

Kelly takes hill against Twins

FORT MYERS, Fla.—Greetings from the Fort, where the Red Sox are preparing to make the short bus ride down Daniels Parkway, hanging a left on Six Mile Cypress, and disembarking at Hammond Stadium to play the Minnesota Twins Thursday night in the first game of their Grapefruit League schedule. The...
Boston Herald 34 mins ago
Buckley: David Ortiz, keep on pimpin’

Buckley: David Ortiz, keep on pimpin’

FORT MYERS — Common sense tells us David Ortiz will eventually get with the program this season and not turn each plate appearance into a referendum on baseball’s new pace-of-game rules.There will be a feeling-out process, sure. Perhaps even a brush fire or two. And then Ortiz will get accustomed to keeping a foot in the batter’s box, and life will go on.But there’s one facet of Ortiz’ on-field presence he will not alter, and shouldn’t: Pimpin’ on home runs.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 1 hour ago

Postgame: Molitor enjoys aggressive play in first spring win

Twins follow new manager's advice, make subtle but important plays to beat Red Sox

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LaHair comes home to show he's not done

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- From 144 Granite Street in Worcester, Massachusetts, where Bryan LaHair played baseball and basketball for Holy Name Central Catholic High School, it’s about a 43-mile ride east on the Mass. Turnpike to Fenway Park, less than an hour if you hit the traffic right. Or, if you’re LaHair, you can opt for the long way, a trip of 12 years and roughly 20,000 miles. That only covers the stops he made in Seattle, Chicago, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan and Akron, Ohio, and doesn’t account for all the many other destinations along the way, which include Venezuela, the Dominican...

March 5: Red Sox @ Twins

By Ian Browne/MLB.com Here here, the games are here! The Red Sox will play every day (sometimes twice in a day) between today and April 4. The lone exception is March 25, an off-day on the game schedule. Opponent: Minnesota Twins (0-0). TV/Radio: MLB Network; MLB.TV; 93.7 FM WEEI. Tonight’s lineup: Bogaerts SS; Pedroia 2B; […]
Full Count | WEEI 9 hours ago

Rusney Castillo: Trip to minors wouldn’t alter ‘plan,’ ‘attitude,’ or ‘perspective’

FORT MYERS, Fla. — There is a long way to go before the Red Sox Opening Day roster is decided upon, but there is one scenario that should be broached: Rusney Castillo possibly starting in the minor leagues. It isn’t believed that Castillo’s left oblique strain will keep him out long enough to dent his […]
Full Count | WEEI 9 hours ago

John Farrell’s history with Paul Molitor dates back to his first start

Back in my days at the Boston Herald, I wrote a piece about pitchers’ big league debuts. The subject came up again on Thursday, because the Red Sox open the spring against the Twins, who are managed by Hall of Famer Paul Molitor, who happens to be the first batter Farrell ever faced. The Herald […]

Mauer, Hunter in lineup vs. Sox

FORT MYERS, Fla.—Here is the Twins’ lineup that will be facing the Red Sox Thursday night: Danny Santana, SS Brian Dozier, 2B Joe Mauer, 1B Torii Hunter, RF Oswaldo Arcia, LF Trevor Plouffe, 3B Kurt Suzuki, C Eduardo Escobar, DH Aaron Hicks, CF Kyle Gibson, RHP
Full Count | WEEI 10 hours ago

Red Sox starters have identified their ace (thanks to some t-shirts)

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Evidently, the Red Sox starting pitchers are trying to put punctuation one of this camp’s most talked about subjects. As John Tomase mentioned in his column Thursday, Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington had an interesting comment when asked about the Cole Hamels rumors during the team’s radio broadcast Tuesday, saying, […]
The Republican 13 hours ago

Red Sox spring training: Grapefruit League opener, Rusney Castillo out indefinitely

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Red Sox play Minnesota in the first game of their Grapefruit League schedule tonight at Hammond Stadium across town in Fort Myers. Joe Kelly is on the mound for the start and will toss one...
Full Count | WEEI 13 hours ago

Torey Lovullo was almost opposing manager for Red Sox Grapefruit League opener

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Red Sox take on the Twins Thursday night in their Grapefruit League opener. (The game, which will be played at Minnesota’s newly-renovated/renamed spring training complex, CenturyLink Sports Complex, can be heard on the WEEI Sports Radio Network immediately following the Hot Stove Show: Spring Training Edition. It all starts at […]
Boston Herald Mar 5, 2015
Red Sox Notebook: Rusney Castillo out of action

Red Sox Notebook: Rusney Castillo out of action

FORT MYERS — Rusney Castillo can hit long home runs, chase down line drives in the gap and make strong throws from the deepest parts of center field.The Red Sox love talking about his physical attributes, but they still need to see how he can apply them in the majors, which represents a much different environment than what the 27-year-old saw in Cuba.This is what makes his latest injury so discouraging.
Boston Herald Mar 5, 2015
OF assist from Shane Victorino

OF assist from Shane Victorino

FORT MYERS — Everybody has a Hanley Ramirez story.The former shortstop turned left fielder is 31 but still a physical specimen and now bigger than ever. Beginning his second tour with the Red Sox, he carries the same expectations as he did when he was a no-doubt-future-MVP who supposedly hit bombs out of the minor league parks around Fort Myers and sent baseballs rolling into busy traffic without breaking a sweat. Everybody knew he was special, that the game would be easy for him.Shane Victorino’s story starts like most of the others.

Red Sox Player News

  • 4 Joe Kelly

    Joe Kelly

    Red Sox spring training: Joe Kelly undeterred by rough start

  • 3 Dustin Pedroia

    Dustin Pedroia

    Twins 9, Sox 8: Pedroia's power is back

  • 2 Clay Buchholz

    Clay Buchholz

    Buchholz sends message with 'Ace' T-shirts

  • 1 David Ortiz

    David Ortiz

    Buckley: David Ortiz, keep on pimpin’

  • 1 Rusney Castillo

    Rusney Castillo

    Red Sox spring training: Rusney Castillo 'improved' and will begin workouts Friday

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