// Matt Albers

Red Sox Spring Training Wrap-Up (3/28-3/30): Losing Streak Ends, Sox Finalize Roster

Brush off your faded blue hat with the stylized, red “B” on it. Iron your 2004 World Series commemorative jersey. Start re-learning “Sweet Caroline,” “Dirty Water” and “Tessie.” Spring Training is finally over. Opening Day arrives Friday. But before the Red Sox could kick off the regular season, they had to make their final roster […]

Red Sox Spring Training Wrap-Up (3/21-3/27): Sox Lose Mayor’s Cup, On 10-Game Losing Streak

Hey there, Sox fans! Sports of Boston brings you the final full week of Boston Red Sox Spring Training games, as player and fan alike eagerly await Friday’s Opening Day! The Red Sox made several roster moves this week, leaving their roster at 32 players. On Friday, the Red Sox reassigned four players to minor […]

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 […]

Poll of the Week: Who Gets the El Guapo Award for the Fattest Red Sox Player?

The Red Sox have a long tradition of players with weight issues, best exemplified for Rich “El Guapo” Garces, the popular tubby 1990′s relief pitcher. Guapo’s long gone, but which current Red Sox player do you think is the fattest?

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 Spring Training Wrap-Up: Opening Weekend

Welcome to Sports of Boston’s Spring Training Wrap-Up! Every week, we’ll recap all the week’s Red Sox spring training games. We’ll mention who looks good, who looks bad, and which minor leaguers just might be making an appearance at Fenway this season. Let’s get things started with Boston’s opening weekend, in which they played split-squad […]

Red Sox 2011 Bullpen Preview: Albers, Atchison, Bowden

With only so many spots open in the bullpen and so many arms competing, there will have to be some players left off the Red Sox 40-man roster this season. Most of the players previously mentioned in the other posts are pretty much set in stone to make it. The others? Not so fast. Matt […]

Hey Hey Hey, It’s Matt Albers!

The Red Sox have apparently agreed to sign Orioles cast-off reliever Matt Albers. (Or have they?) In his career, the soon-to-be-28-year-old Albers is 15-25 with a 5.11 ERA. He’s struggled with control, walking 149 batters in 317.1 innings. Given his ugly numbers, is he merely spring training cannon-fodder, or does he have a chance to make […]

Red Sox Continue Dominance Over Orioles, Win 11-5

The balls were flying out of the park Saturday night, but it didn’t matter for Jon Lester – he always beats the Orioles. On a night where he didn’t have his best stuff, Lester pitched six quality innings and the offense opened up late to give the Red Sox an 11-5 victory.The southpaw let up […]