2:03 AM EST, Mon February 27, 2017
Full Count | WEEI 2 hours ago
Rick Porcello offers another reminder regarding dangers of World Baseball Classic

Rick Porcello offers another reminder regarding dangers of World Baseball Classic

Weve got your photo recap of todays simulated game with @RickPorcello (AKA the 2016 AL Cy Young).Blog: https://t.co/nPawZTNHMs pic.twitter.com/gmtnF37Zeo — Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) February 27, 2017 FORT MYERS, Fla. — On the field in an empty JetBlue Park the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner got his work in. Under a blazing sun, […]
Boston Herald 8 hours ago

Mastrodonato: Never flashy, Rick Porcello's results anything but routine

FORT MYERS — They didn’t have to be there on the main diamond at 11:10 a.m. on a Sunday morning to watch Rick Porcello throw a simulated game against some of his own teammates, but David Price and Eduardo Rodriguez showed up anyway.Rodriguez, the promising 24-year-old who has yet to put it all together,...
Boston Herald 2 hours ago
Red Sox, Velazquez put creative license on the pitching mound

Red Sox, Velazquez put creative license on the pitching mound

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — The keyword with Hector Velazquez is creativity, from how the Red Sox worked out a clever deal to acquire him to how he fits the roster.The 28-year-old from the Mexican League doesn’t throw very hard, so his pitching is creative to begin with. The righty’s fastball is in the high-80s to low-90s, with a split-change, slider and cutter.His first game of any sort in a Red Sox uniform was yesterday, a 7-3 road loss to the Rays in the Grapefruit League. Velazquez started and threw two innings. He fanned four and allowed one run on three hits and a walk.“A very...
Red Sox Blog | Providence Journal 8 hours ago

Red Sox fall 7-3 to Rays

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Red Sox dropped a 7-3 decision to the Rays in Port Charlotte on Sunday afternoon.Recently signed right-hander Hector Velazquez gave up a run in two innings as the starter. Fernando Abad, the only pitcher poised to make the Opening Day roster who appeared in the game, allowed...

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Boston Herald Feb 26, 2017
Drellich: Best backup plan for Red Sox rotation would be for Eduardo Rodriguez to start 2017 in Triple A

Drellich: Best backup plan for Red Sox rotation would be for Eduardo Rodriguez to start 2017 in Triple A

FORT MYERS — Don’t call it a rotation competition. Call it a set rotation with a clear fill-in.If everything breaks the Red Sox’ way, Eduardo Rodriguez — the guy with the highest ceiling — is actually the one who should be in Triple A on Opening Day.That’s best for the Sox, whose starting depth is weaker than Pablo Sandoval’s right-handed swing. (Don’t let that single that should have been caught yesterday at JetBlue Park fool you.)A trip to Pawtucket really can’t hurt Rodriguez, who didn’t impress until September last season.Rodriguez will still be a few days shy of 24 on...
Boston Herald Feb 26, 2017
Red Sox notebook: Eduardo Rodriguez’ first live batting practice session a positive sign to pitching coach Carl Willis

Red Sox notebook: Eduardo Rodriguez’ first live batting practice session a positive sign to pitching coach Carl Willis

FORT MYERS — Eduardo Rodriguez is taking the Red Sox’ worries away.By showing no hesitation from the mound while facing hitters for his first live batting practice of the spring yesterday morning, Rodriguez helped convince pitching coach Carl Willis that these next few weeks will be a piece of cake compared to the disaster a year ago.“Right now he’s showing us his delivery,” Willis said after watching Rodriguez throw. “I think last year, coming off the injury, the first time he’s experienced it with that leg, there was maybe a little bit of uncertainty in his mind. This was an...
Boston Herald Feb 26, 2017
Hanley Ramirez won’t adjust approach if hitting behind Mookie Betts

Hanley Ramirez won’t adjust approach if hitting behind Mookie Betts

FORT MYERS — For those who believe in the effectiveness of reliable lineup protection, Hanley Ramirez might be the most important player in the Red Sox batting order.Ramirez, who hit cleanup behind Mookie Betts yesterday for the first time during the Sox’ 8-7 exhibition win over the Twins, will likely play the role of bodyguard for the team’s best hitter.With David Ortiz retired, Betts won’t have the protection he did for a dozen regular-season games last year and all three postseason games.Ramirez doesn’t see it as a responsibility.“As a player you don’t think about that,”...
Hector Velazquez's contract and pitching are lessons in creativity

Hector Velazquez's contract and pitching are lessons in creativity

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — The keyword with Hector Velazquez is creativity, from how the Red Sox worked out a clever deal to acquire him to how he fits the roster.The 28-year-old from the Mexican League doesn’t throw very hard, so his pitching is creative to begin with. The righty's fastball is in the high-80s to low-90s, with a split-change, slider and cutter.His first game of any sort in a Red Sox uniform was Sunday, a 7-3 road loss to the Rays. Velazquez started and threw two innings. He fanned four and allowed one run on three hits and one walk.
The Republican Feb 25, 2017
Joe Kelly, Boston Red Sox RHP, has put shoulder issue 'behind him,' should be important part of 2017 bullpen

Joe Kelly, Boston Red Sox RHP, has put shoulder issue 'behind him,' should be important part of 2017 bullpen

As a reliever for the Boston Red Sox last year, Joe Kelly posted a 1.02 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, 21 strikes and .203 opponent average in 17 2/3 innings (14 outings).
Patriot Ledger Feb 25, 2017

Red Sox may use legs to help replace production of David Ortiz

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Red Sox know they cannot replace David Ortiz's bat. But it shouldn't prove hard to upgrade on his legs.Ortiz was very good at a very many things but, bless his heart, baserunning sure wasn't one of them. Expanding its aggressiveness on the basepaths is one of the few ways Boston can actually capitalize on Ortiz's absence."We may be a little different team this year," first-base coach Ruben Amaro, Jr. said. "Obviously Papi is not in the [...]
The Republican Feb 25, 2017
Pablo Sandoval, Boston Red Sox, gets loud ovation for trying to bunt for hit, does record hit batting righty

Pablo Sandoval, Boston Red Sox, gets loud ovation for trying to bunt for hit, does record hit batting righty

Red Sox's Pablo Sandoval worked on his right-handed swing this offseason with Tigers' Miguel Cabrera. And he recorded an RBI single off southpaw Adalberto Mejia.
CSN New England Feb 25, 2017

Red Sox rally for 8-7 spring training victory over Twins

Brian Bogusevic's RBI single in the eighth inning gave the Red Sox a come-from-behind 8-7 spring training victory over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday in Fort Myers, Fla.
Full Count | WEEI Feb 25, 2017

Red Sox notebook: Why you shouldn’t worry about Tyler Thornburg not being good Saturday

FORT MYERS, Fla. — New England might want to disregard its first impression of Tyler Thornburg. It was uncomfortable watching the new Red Sox eighth-inning guy on NESN, or listening to Thornburg’s 2/3 innings on the Red Sox Radio Network, Saturday afternoon. Seeing a guy pitch for the first time only to be delivered five […]
Patriot Ledger Feb 25, 2017

Tyler Thornburg unconcerned by rocky debut; Red Sox rebound to win

FORT MYERS, Fla. — For Tyler Thornburg, this might be all part of the plan.Thornburg's spring training track record is a horror show. He allowed, with a lifetime ERA close to six and a WHIP barely under 1.50. And so, when Boston's freshly minted set-up man allowed five runs while recording two outs in his Grapefruit League debut on Saturday, he was hardly concerned."I always tend to start slow in spring because the lower body wants to go full speed and the arm [... [...]
The Republican Feb 25, 2017
Why Tyler Thornburg's first Boston Red Sox spring training outing isn't alarming despite giving up 5 runs

Why Tyler Thornburg's first Boston Red Sox spring training outing isn't alarming despite giving up 5 runs

Red Sox's Tyler Thornburg gave up a five runs on four hits and one walk. He recorded just two outs here at JetBlue Park against the Minnesota Twins on Saturday.

Front of Red Sox rotation taking shape

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Chris Sale is scheduled to make his Grapefruit League debut on March 6 against the Astros in West Palm Beach, pitching coach Carl Willis said. Sale, who threw his second session of live batting practice on Saturday, is scheduled for a simulated game on Wednesday and a bullpen session on Friday before starting a game.Extrapolating Boston's pitching schedule over the next few days suggests the Sox have their pitching alignment for the first series of the [... [...]
The Republican Feb 25, 2017
Dustin Pedroia being Boston Red Sox's oldest player shows youth of team; where will he bat in order?

Dustin Pedroia being Boston Red Sox's oldest player shows youth of team; where will he bat in order?

Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia thrived after being moved to leadoff last year. He slashed .362/.394/.457/.852 with three homers, 25 RBIs and 10 doubles in 46 games.

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    Rick Porcello

    Rick Porcello offers another reminder regarding dangers of World Baseball Classic

  • 1 Andrew Benintendi

    Andrew Benintendi

    Andrew Benintendi shoring up throwing accuracy during spring training

  • 1 David Price

    David Price

    Mastrodonato: Never flashy, Rick Porcello's results anything but routine

  • 1 Fernando Abad

    Fernando Abad

    Red Sox fall 7-3 to Rays

  • 1 Eduardo Rodriguez

    Eduardo Rodriguez

    Red Sox notebook: Eduardo Rodriguez’ first live batting practice session a positive sign to pitching coach Carl Willis

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