// Daniel Nava

Jon Lester Finishes Mariners in 6-1 Red Sox Win

It was the type of outing it seemed like Jon Lester was due for. The Seattle Mariners brought their offensively challenged lineup to face the Sox ace, and he effectively shut them down in an impressive complete game win. Jason Vargas took the mound for Seattle to face the red-hot Red Sox, who were coming […]

Pink Bats Explode for Red Sox in Dominant Mother’s Day Blowout

Mother’s Day has a good ring to it at Fenway Park. The most memorable game the Sox played was the “Mother’s Day miracle”, when they scored six runs in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Baltimore Orioles in 2007 for a dramatic win. Sunday’s game between Boston and the Cleveland Indians might not […]

Pawtucket Red Sox Update, Week 5: Daisuke Dominant in Return

It was quite an exciting week for the Pawtucket Red Sox. After slipping just out of first place due to a 1-7 slide, the Sox roared back with four wins in four days in four different cities to reclaim the penthouse. McCoy Stadium hosted another rehab on Monday, with Daisuke Matsuzaka making his first start […]

Pawtucket Red Sox Update, Week 4: Cook, Middlebrooks on Way to Boston

There were a few roster moves made this past week. On Friday, Boston and Pawtucket swapped relievers as Justin Thomas was sent south while Rich Hill completed his return from Tommy John surgery. Then, on Tuesday, Jose Iglesias got the call up to Boston, and Junichi Tazawa returned to Pawtucket, where he has nine strikeouts […]

Pawtucket Red Sox Update, Week 3: Perfect Week Propels PawSox to Penthouse

It was seven days, seven wins this past week for the Pawtucket Red Sox. The perfect week was good enough to push the Sox past the Lehigh Valley IronPigs and into first place in the IL North. Pawtucket lost their starting first baseman this week, as Lars Anderson was called up to Boston when Jason […]

Pawtucket Red Sox Update, Week 1: Cook Impressive in Debut

The Pawtucket Red Sox once again had a better first week of the season with a better record than their major-league affiliate. Pawtucket finished the week with a 3-3 record, good for second place in the IL North. It was an eventful open for the Sox, so let’s get straight to it. Week in Review […]

Pawtucket Red Sox 2012 Preview

I’ll be writing a weekly article this season recapping the previous week of the Pawtucket Red Sox. For those not familiar with Minor League Baseball, Pawtucket is the highest level affiliate of the Boston Red Sox and plays in the International League. The IL consists of 14 teams split up into three divisions, with Pawtucket […]

Red Sox Spring Training Update (Final Week): Bailey and Beckett Injure Thumbs

Opening Day may be Thursday, but first the Boston Red Sox had to wrap up their final week of Spring Training. And while Boston won its final two games, finishing Spring Training with a respectable 16-11-4 record, thumb injuries to Josh Beckett and Andrew Bailey overshadowed the victories. Beckett may yet make his first start, […]

Red Sox Spring Training Update (3/26-4/1): Boston Sets Rotation, Infield

Opening Day is less than a week away. Who’ll be starting Thursday in Detroit became a lot clearer this week, when the Red Sox hammered out their infield and starting rotation. They optioned both Jose Iglesias (.200 BA, five RBIs in nine games) and Lars Anderson (.343 AVG, eight RBIs in 18 games) to Pawtucket […]

Red Sox Spring Training Update (3/19-25): Lester to Start Opening Day, Jenks Charged with DUI

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a new Spring Training Player of the Week! With a .571 batting average, three runs, four doubles and an RBI in four games, Mike Aviles takes over. Hopefully this award propels him to a fantastic season, finally giving the Red Sox some stability at shortstop. In other Spring Training news, […]

Daniel Nava Released From Red Sox: What’s Next?

In his first major-league-at-bat Daniel Nava took a first pitch fastball from Joe Blanton and blasted it into the Red Sox’ bullpen for a grand slam.┬áThe Red Sox went on to beat the Philadelphia Phillies in that game 10-2, in what seemed like a very promising game for Nava and his future with the team. […]

Red Sox Spring Training (3/14-3/20): Rotation Set Thursday, Roster Trimmed Twice

Sports of Boston’s coverage of Red Sox Spring Training rolls on! April 1 fast approaches, and the Red Sox Opening Day roster is definitely taking shape. Terry Francona announced Wednesday that Jon Lester would open the regular season against the Texas Rangers in Arlington. On Thursday, Francona set the rest of the starting rotation. John […]

Red Sox Spring Training (3/7-3/13): Roster Trimmed, Gonzalez Debuts Saturday

Welcome back to Sports of Boston’s continuing coverage of the Red Sox’s Spring Training! Opening Day is less than four weeks away, and we’ll be be right there every day leading up to it. Nine games in seven days is a lot of games, but we’ve got recaps for every one of them. But even […]

Red Sox Spring Training (2/28-3/6): Lester Gets Flu, Gonzalez Takes BP

Welcome back to Sports of Boston’s weekly recap of all things spring training. After sweeping Boston College and Northeastern University, the Boston Red Sox began Grapefruit League action with an 8-4 loss to the Minnesota Twins to round out opening weekend. This week the team played a full slate of games, and we’re happy to […]

Red Sox 2011 Outfield Preview: McDonald, Kalish, Reddick, Nava

Sports of Boston is continuing its week-long preview of the Red Sox outfield with the backups and outfield prospects. After spending all of 2008 in AAA with the Twins, Darnell McDonald showed he could be a solid fourth outfielder for the Reds in 2009 before appearing in 117 games in 2010 with Boston. With injuries […]