11:59 PM EDT, Fri March 27, 2015
Newark Star-Ledger 5 hours ago
Does David Ortiz believe the Yankees had something to do with his steroid reputation?

Does David Ortiz believe the Yankees had something to do with his steroid reputation?

Red Sox slugger's theory: "New York-based" enemy leaked his name to cause a distraction
Fenway Nation 14 hours ago

David Ortiz Confronts PED Issue Head-On

Red Sox DH David Ortiz has written an astonishing article in The Players' Tribune—the online publication for athletes founded by Derek Jeter. The piece is astonishing for a couple of reasons—first, he didn't have to confront the issue at all; second, the forthright tone of the piece is unusual from...
Over the Monster 13 hours ago

David Ortiz wanted to kill Dan Shaughnessy

Dan Shaughnessy's steroid accusation left David Ortiz feeling murderous. He shouldn't waste his time. Yesterday, David Ortiz took to the Player's Tribune to once again revisit the issue of his failed drug test from 2003. It's likely no coincidence that his piece was released on the same day as Bob...
CBS Sports 12 hours ago
Video: Boomer & Carton: David Ortiz denies cheating in Players Tribune essay

Watch: Boomer & Carton: David Ortiz denies cheating in Players Tribune essay

Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz penned an essay on Derek Jeter's sports media platform The Players Tribune, denying that he has ever knowingly cheated or used PEDs. Guest hosts Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts discuss his claims.

Clay Buchholz, an Opening Day primer

FORT MYERS, Fla.—Red Sox manager John Farrell prefers to take a head count of healthy bodies before he announces his choice of starting pitcher for Opening Day. That’s why there has been no official acknowledgment that Clay Buchholz will draw that assignment April 6 in Philadelphia, even though Farrell set up his rotation at the start of spring training with Buchholz in mind and has not deviated from that schedule. Buchholz was still standing at the end of his latest spring exercise, Friday’s 4-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves in Kissimmee that came to a premature end in the seventh inning...
Full Count | WEEI 7 hours ago

Observations from Red Sox’ 4-2 rain-shortened loss in Disney: Mookie Betts (HR) shines, Clay Buchholz (12 hits) spotty

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The stormy weather that ended Friday’s game here at Disney was appropriate because the day for the Red Sox featured the thunder and lightning of Mookie Betts and bleak results from Clay Buchholz in a 4-2 loss to the Braves at Champion...
Christian Vazquez scheduled for MRI

Christian Vazquez scheduled for MRI

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez said Friday that he was scheduled for an MRI later that morning and acknowledged he still has some discomfort in his throwing elbow. "It's less every day, but it's good," he said. "Getting better every day. I'm happy for that." Vazquez was scheduled to catch Joe Kelly in a minor league game here Friday afternoon, weather permitting. He would not be allowed to throw to bases, only back to the pitcher.
Over the Monster 14 hours ago

Should the Red Sox acquire Rafael Soriano and Brian Matusz?

With Boston's bullpen containing its fair share of uncertainty, would it make sense to look into acquiring Rafael Soriano and/or Brian Matusz? Generally speaking, there is no such thing as a safe bullpen. Relievers are unpredictable by nature, and a group of them is even harder to predict. The Red Sox bullpen fits this description as well. They could be very good if everything falls into place, but there are also plenty of scenarios where this unit blows a string of games this summer. It looks like they are satisfied with the current group of arms they have in place, but should they be?...

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Boston Herald 6 hours ago
David Ortiz is motivated to salvage his legacy

David Ortiz is motivated to salvage his legacy

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – It doesn’t matter any more if you believe David Ortiz knowingly or unknowingly took performance enhancing drugs during his career.As Ortiz made abundantly clear in his lively and fierce defense of his reputation in The Players’ Tribune Thursday, the jury already submitted its verdict.Unless hard evidence emerges, Ortiz is going to spend the rest of his career and probably his life kicking and screaming about his innocence – or, at least his naivete.He’s pleading for leniency now.
Full Count | WEEI 9 hours ago

Joe Kelly, Christian Vazquez see action in Fort Myers

In an attempt to get some work in, the Red Sox held a pair of intersquad scrimmages in Fort Myers on Friday while the big league team was in Disney playing the Braves. Here, with an assist from the Red Sox, were some of the highlights: Joe Kelly and Anthony Varvaro started against each other […]
Full Count | WEEI 11 hours ago

Red Sox notes from Disney: John Farrell ‘very comfortable’ with pen, Hanley Ramirez’s ‘great’ attitude, Dustin Pedroia checks in on Mickey Mouse

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — With Friday’s starter Clay Buchholz in line to be the Opening Day starter in Philadelphia on April 6, the Red Sox still have to figure out his battery mate. Christian Vazquez caught a minor league game back in Fort Myers on Friday morning and then was scheduled for a full […]

Buchholz preps for Opening Day start

FORT MYERS Fla.--Clay Buchholz made the long bus trip from JetBlue Park to Disney Friday to face the Atlanta Braves in what is his next-to-last tuneup before pitching Opening Day April 6 in Philadelphia against the Phillies. That's weather permitting; thunderstorms were in the forecast. The game is scheduled to be televised by ESPN. With only eight days left before the club breaks camp in Florida, a number of regulars made the trip, including outfielders Mookie Betts and Rusney Castillo, second baseman Dustin Pedroia, and third baseman Pablo Sandoval.
Why Baseball's Spring Training Still Matters to Some Young Fans

Why Baseball's Spring Training Still Matters to Some Young Fans

It's no secret that baseball is having a hard time getting young fans into the game. Many say football has surpassed baseball as "America's Pastime." And lacrosse, soccer, and hockey are pulling in all the top athletes in schools across the country. But that's not the case for everyone.
David Ortiz Digs In Against Accusations of Steroid Use

David Ortiz Digs In Against Accusations of Steroid Use

In an essay penned in Derek Jeter's "The Players' Tribune" Thursday, Red Sox slugger David Ortiz defended himself against ongoing allegations of prior PED use and emphatically stated that he deserves to be in the Hall of Fame after his baseball career is over.
Boston Herald 22 hours ago

Shane Victorino’s antenna up

FORT MYERS — It happens all the time. An athlete makes a controversial statement, then faces the fallout by claiming to have been misquoted. Heck, even Shane Victorino’s pal, Cole Hamels, used that trick upon arriving at Phillies camp last month.But this is not that.
Boston Herald 23 hours ago

Red Sox Notebook: Flip of prospects

FORT MYERS — It rarely works out as planned with pitching prospects, which was no more evident than in the Red Sox clubhouse yesterday morning.Henry Owens was working his arms like an assembly line, grabbing something from his locker with one hand, stuffing it into a bag with the other and saying his goodbyes. No more than 20 feet away, Matt Barnes was sliding his Red Sox uniform over his broad shoulders and buckling his belt.One is still trying to make the major league roster, the other is going back to the minor leagues.
Boston Herald 23 hours ago
Perturbed David Ortiz pens PED piece

Perturbed David Ortiz pens PED piece

FORT MYERS — In a first-person account that minces few words and uses many that cannot be printed in a family newspaper, Red Sox slugger David Ortiz jumped to his own defense over accusations that have haunted him since 2003, when his name was pulled out of a long, supposedly anonymous list of players who tested positive for a banned substance.The piece, headlined “The Dirt,” appeared in The Players’ Tribune, Derek Jeter’s new online forum for athletes to weigh in on whatever topic they please.

David Ortiz should realize clean tests can't be considered foolproof

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- You can admire David Ortiz’s passion, respect his anger, understand his frustration that his remarkable accomplishments in 13 seasons -- including three World Series titles -- with the Boston Red Sox are filtered through the prism of baseball’s Steroid Era, and his name being linked to a positive PED test in 2003 that was supposed to be anonymous. His fellow players surely empathize with his despair that his work ethic, intelligence and mental preparation, not to mention the difficult circumstances of his upbringing that he was able to overcome, are given short shrift...

Postgame: Twins need to boost bullpen

After a walk-off loss to the Red Sox, the Twins have some tough decisions to make about their final roster

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    David Ortiz

    David Ortiz is motivated to salvage his legacy

  • 4 Clay Buchholz

    Clay Buchholz

    Clay Buchholz, an Opening Day primer

  • 3 Christian Vazquez

    Christian Vazquez

    Christian Vazquez scheduled for MRI

  • 2 Shane Victorino

    Shane Victorino

    Shane Victorino’s antenna up

  • 2 Dustin Pedroia

    Dustin Pedroia

    Red Sox notes from Disney: John Farrell ‘very comfortable’ with pen, Hanley Ramirez’s ‘great’ attitude, Dustin Pedroia checks in on Mickey Mouse

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