9:13 AM EDT, Fri March 27, 2015
David Ortiz returns; Rusney Castillo hits walk-off homer in 10th

David Ortiz returns; Rusney Castillo hits walk-off homer in 10th

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Takeaways from the Fort, where David Ortiz emerged from a 10-day hibernation looking a bit sleepy and Mookie Betts continued his fast-track ride to the Spring Training Hall of Fame in the Red Sox’s 5-4, 10-inning win over the Twins Thursday at JetBlue Park: Ortiz’s return from an eight-game absence was more about being healthy enough to be in the lineup than wowing anybody with tape-measure shots. Ortiz hadn’t played since March 16 because of dehydration, flu-like symptoms and what manager John Farrell described as “general soreness,” which included the...
Boston Herald 8 hours ago

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...
Boston Red Sox Blog | ESPN Boston 9 hours ago

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...
Over the Monster 2 hours ago

Daily Red Sox Links: David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Garin Cecchini

Today's links look at an angry Shane Victorino, a healthy(?) Christian Vazquez, and a clutch Rusney Castillo. David Ortiz wrote about his legacy, among other things, for Derek Jeter's Player Tribune yesterday. It's a fantastic read. (David Ortiz, The Players Tribune) Shane Victorino was fired up yesterday,...
Full Count | WEEI 15 hours ago
John Farrell puts the breaks on Christian Vazquez fast track for Opening Day

John Farrell puts the breaks on Christian Vazquez fast track for Opening Day

FORT MYERS, Fla. — To listen to Christian Vazquez Thursday afternoon after his work on the back fields of JetBlue Park, Red Sox fans would feel confident in thinking their star young catcher has put his elbow issues in the past and will be back in time for the opening in Philadelphia April 6. “I’m […]

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The Republican 22 hours ago

Red Sox 25-man roster: Henry Owens reassigned to minor-league camp, Mitchell Boggs released

The Red Sox reassigned Henry Owens and cut Mitchell Boggs in a series of roster moves on Thursday.
The Republican 22 hours ago

Red Sox outfield competition: How Shane Victorino's health affects Allen Craig, Rusney Castillo

With a little over a week left in spring training, a look at the Red Sox outfield competition.
Full Count | WEEI 22 hours ago

Shane Victorino blasts critics for saying he wanted to trade Red Sox prospects for Cole Hamels

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Over the past few days much has been made of Shane Victorino and Cole Hamels, with the Red Sox potentially giving up prospects (most notably Mookie Betts and Blake Swihart) to get a number one starter. Victorino has taken exception to the matter and spoke to WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford Thursday morning […]

Bryce Brentz, Garin Cecchini, Henry Owens among Red Sox cuts

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- David Ortiz makes his return to the lineup for the first time since March 16 when the Red Sox play the Minnesota Twins at JetBlue Park Thursday afternoon. Ortiz has been dealing with soreness brought on by dehydration, followed by a bout with flu. He has had 15 at-bats this spring, but with the Sox breaking camp a week from Saturday, has time to ratchet that total to a number he is comfortable with. Last spring, Ortiz had 37 at-bats; in 2013, he missed all of spring training.
With Sandoval Holding Down Hot Corner, Red Sox to Have Garin Cecchini Play 1B, OF

With Sandoval Holding Down Hot Corner, Red Sox to Have Garin Cecchini Play 1B, OF

Despite locking up Pablo Sandoval for the next half-decade, the Red Sox still have high hopes for third baseman Garin Cecchini, and that means expanding his versatility in the field.

Amazing what you can learn here

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Good morning from the Fort, where Wednesday’s day off for the Sons of John Farrell afforded an opportunity to spend some time with the 2015 Red Sox meda guide, which features a great cover shot of David Ortiz flanked by Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez, all three looking relaxed and as happy as can be. Hard to believe, but of the three of them, Ortiz will be the one drawing the smallest salary this season -- Ramirez will be paid $19 million, Sandoval $17 million and Ortiz $16 million, the same salary the Sox are paying Mike Napoli.

#TBT: When D'Angelo Ortiz Burst on the Red Sox Scene as 'L'il Papi'

Long before he was the star of the green screen and the kids-focused show "NESN Clubhouse," D'Angelo Ortiz -- the affable son of David Ortiz -- began making a name for himself in Red Sox camp.
Boston Herald Mar 26, 2015

Red Sox Notebook: Alexi Ogando close to form of old

FORT MYERS — By virtue of his success two years ago for the St. Louis Cardinals, Edward Mujica will get the first crack at closing games for the Red Sox if Koji Uehara starts the season on the disabled list.But don’t be surprised to see Alexi Ogando in the ninth inning, too.Ogando has been among the most impressive pitchers in camp, striking out 5-of-15 batters in four Grapefruit League appearances and exhibiting the velocity he showed before injuring his elbow last season with the Texas Rangers.
Boston Herald Mar 26, 2015
Decisions loom for Red Sox

Decisions loom for Red Sox

FORT MYERS — There wasn’t a game on the schedule yesterday, so if you were John Farrell, you had a rare opportunity to kick back, put your feet up and catch a few rays on another sun-splashed day in southwest Florida.Or, you know, to watch right-hander Justin Masterson throw five innings against minor leaguers.
The Republican Mar 25, 2015

Forbes: MLB worth $36 billion, Red Sox third most valuable

If there's still the notion that baseball is losing popularity, the numbers prove otherwise. According to Forbes, MLB has "never been as big or as profitable." In a report released on Wednesday detailing the net worth of each team, Forbes...
The Republican Mar 25, 2015
PawSox Providence relocation: R.I. bill will ask voters to approve subsidies for stadium

PawSox Providence relocation: R.I. bill will ask voters to approve subsidies for stadium

State Rep. Patricia Morgan wants voters to decide if the new owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox get public financing or tax relief to build a ballpark in Providence.
Full Count | WEEI Mar 25, 2015

David Ortiz: ‘Dehydrating is part of being human’

After being questioned for taking time off at spring training due to dehydration, David Ortiz detailed his health situation to WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford and vowed to be ready to go soon. Ortiz said the dehydration issue led to him becoming sick, and the Red Sox medical staff decided it would be best for him to […]

Jackie Bradley Jr. quietly having a strong spring

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Good morning from the Fort, where the Boston Red Sox have a scheduled day off and we start your day off with a question: Of Sox players with more than 10 at-bats this spring, who ranks second to spring sensation Mookie Betts in batting average? The answer, after his three hits in Tuesday’s 9-4 loss to the Miami Marlins in Jupiter, is 2013’s spring sensation, Jackie Bradley Jr. Betts is batting .471 (16-for-34). Bradley is second with a .

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