6:14 AM EDT, Sun August 31, 2014
Over the Monster 7 hours ago
Red Sox 0, Rays 7: Webster repays Rays with customary meltdown

Red Sox 0, Rays 7: Webster repays Rays with customary meltdown

Chris Archer melted down against the Red Sox on Friday, leaving Boston feeling the need to repay the favor with an Allen Webster start. On Friday night, the Rays gifted the Red Sox a pitcher meltdown and a win. On Saturday night, the Red Sox returned the favor in the form of a six-run disaster from Allen Webster in a 7-0 rout. It's about what we've come to expect from Allen Webster. He's put together a few halfway decent starts, but more runs than innings pitched is an all-too-common occurrence. The first frame held no sign of the disaster to come, as Webster retired the side on eleven...
Boston Red Sox Blog | ESPN Boston 7 hours ago

Rapid reaction: Rays 7, Red Sox 0

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The Red Sox were held to one hit for the third time this season and second time in nine days Saturday night by the Tampa Bay Rays, 7-0 winners before a crowd of 17,463 in Tropicana Field. Of greater concern to the Sox was the condition of second baseman Dustin...
Over the Monster 9 hours ago

Dustin Pedroia taken out of the game after elbow to head from Logan Forsythe

The Red Sox de facto captain had to be taken out of Saturday's Red Sox-Rays matchup after he took an elbow to the head from Logan Forsythe of the Rays. Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia was removed from Saturday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays after he...
Boston Red Sox Blog | ESPN Boston 9 hours ago

Pedroia takes blow to head, leaves in 2d inning

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia left Saturday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays in the bottom of the second inning after taking a blow to the left side of the head on a tag play at second base. With the bases loaded and no...
Boston Herald 5 hours ago
Dustin Pedroia knocked out as punchless Red Sox fall

Dustin Pedroia knocked out as punchless Red Sox fall

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Rays punched the Red Sox in the face in more ways than one last night.There was certainly the 7-0 shellacking they laid on them that wasn’t even that close. But more important was the condition of second baseman Dustin Pedroia, who caught an elbow to the face while trying to tag out Tampa Bay’s Logan Forsythe and left the game with concussion symptoms in the second.
KFFL 9 hours ago

Red Sox | Dustin Pedroia update

Boston Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia (concussion) has some symptoms that are consistent with a ...
The Republican 3 hours ago
Boston Red Sox trade Kelly Johnson, Michael Almanzar to Baltimore Orioles for Jemile Weeks, Ivan De Jesus Jr.

Boston Red Sox trade Kelly Johnson, Michael Almanzar to Baltimore Orioles for Jemile Weeks, Ivan De Jesus Jr.

On Saturday, the Red Sox traded Johnson along with minor league third baseman Michael Almanzar to the Baltimore Orioles for infielder/outfielder Jemile Weeks and minor league infielder Ivan De Jesus Jr.
Full Count | WEEI 7 hours ago

Red Sox trade Kelly Johnson, Michael Almanzar to Orioles for Jemile Weeks, Ivan De Jesus Jr.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Following their 7-0 loss to the Rays, the Red Sox announced a trade with the Orioles. The Sox are sending Kelly Johnson and minor-leaguer Michael Almanzar to the O’s in exchange for infielders Jemile Weeks and Ivan De Jesus. For the Red Sox, perhaps the most notable piece of the deal […]

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The Republican Aug 30, 2014

Rusney Castillo to play first game in Boston Red Sox organization on Sunday

The 27-year-old should have no problem playing against a squad full of rookies as he gets settled into some game action in the United States.
The Republican Aug 30, 2014

Mookie Betts' first career grand slam leads Boston Red Sox over Tampa Bay Rays, 8-4

Anthony Ranaudo, recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket before the game, pitched six effective innings for the Sox.

In season of firsts, grand slam No. 1 for Betts

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- This is the kind of year it has been for 21-year-old Mookie Betts. April: He opened the season in Double-A with Portland and hit a home run in his first at-bat of the season, one of four hits he collected in Reading on April 3. He led all Eastern League hitters with a .430 average for the month. May: Still in Portland, Betts had 36 hits in 31 games, drove in 21 runs, and stole a dozen bases without being caught. June: He was promoted to Triple-A Pawtucket on June 4, worked an eight-pitch walk in his first at-bat, and reached base safely in all 23 games he played for...
The Ledger Aug 30, 2014

Red Sox Rookie Slams Door on Rays

Rookie Mookie Betts hit his first career grand slam, Anthony Ranaudo pitched six effective innings and the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-4 Friday night.
Boston Herald Aug 30, 2014
Anthony Ranaudo shows true quality on the mound

Anthony Ranaudo shows true quality on the mound

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Anthony Ranaudo’s career so far meets the minimum requirements to be one giant quality start.Backed by an offense that batted around in each of the first two innings, Ranaudo didn’t mess it up in an 8-3 victory over the Rays.Ranaudo limited Tampa Bay to five hits and three runs in six innings, walking three and striking out a career-high four. He has now allowed nine runs in 18 innings for an ERA of 4.50, which averages out to three quality starts in three tries.
Boston Herald Aug 30, 2014
Red Sox Beat: Love watching Mookie Betts

Red Sox Beat: Love watching Mookie Betts

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — All of this time spent obsessing over Xander Bogaerts and Jackie Bradley Jr., and it turns out the best Red Sox prospect might be this little guy named Mookie.When the Red Sox returned Bradley to the minors to salvage his swing a couple of weeks ago, the postscript to the move was, “Oh, yeah. We also want to see what we’ve got in Mookie Betts.”As the days pass, the answer increasingly appears to be, “Quite a bit.”
Boston Herald Aug 30, 2014
Rusney Castillo showtime

Rusney Castillo showtime

FORT MYERS — Rusney Castillo is ready to play a few innings in a game for the first time since 2012.And it will happen tomorrow.After much deliberation yesterday, the Red Sox have decided to unveil their $72.5 million Cuban center fielder in Fort Myers in Game 2 of the rookie-level Gulf Coast League championship series against a Yankees affiliate, marking his first game since signing a seven-year contract last weekend and his first game of any kind in a year and a half.
Boston Herald Aug 30, 2014
Red Sox Notebook: No Chris Archer, David Ortiz fireworks

Red Sox Notebook: No Chris Archer, David Ortiz fireworks

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — In a season when neither the Red Sox nor the Tampa Bay Rays are headed to the playoffs, David Ortiz vs. David Archer could’ve been a juicy subplot in the opener of an otherwise meaningless four-game series here last night.But even that was a dud.

Castillo to make pro debut Sunday in Fort

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo will be a man among boys when he makes his professional debut for Boston on Sunday afternoon in Fort Myers playing for the team’s rookie level Gulf Coast League affiliate. Castillo, 27, will be playing on a team whose oldest players are 22 and has 22 teenagers listed on its roster. He will be playing in a playoff game against the Gulf Coast League Yankees, who will host the GCL Red Sox in the first game of the best-of-three finals Saturday in Tampa.
Full Count | WEEI Aug 29, 2014

John Henry: Missing on Jose Abreu pushed Rusney Castillo offer

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — In an email exchange, Red Sox principal owner John Henry shed some light on the Red Sox’ aggressive bidding for Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo. When asked if the Red Sox missing out on White Sox slugger Jose Abreu by a mere $5 million when bidding for the first baseman last year […]
Full Count | WEEI Aug 29, 2014

Closing Time: Mookie Betts continues to separate himself from pack, leads Red Sox to rout of Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Mookie Betts is the one guy who is remaining true to the script. With the player many perceive as the starting center fielder for the 2015 Red Sox — Rusney Castillo — ready to make his professional debut a couple of hours away in Fort Myers, Sunday, the guy who is […]

Coach recalls Castillo's emergence in 2011

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- This may be the first scouting report on a Cuban baseball player ever offered by a Massachusetts yankee in Queen Beatrix’s court. Then again, it’s not every day that a guy who grew up in Methuen, pitched for St. Petersburg Junior College, transferred to Vanderbilt, was drafted by the Cardinals, continued his career in Australia, and moved to the Netherlands winds up with an honorary “Sir” in front of his name.

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