// Nate Spears

Where Are They Now? Catching Up With Former Red Sox

Since the Boston Red Sox have been playing like garbage yet again, let’s attempt to ignore that and alphabetically catch up with some old steadies and see what they’re doing nowadays…. Alfredo Aceves – Remember Alfredo Aceves? Yes, this Alfredo Aceves. It appears taking his talents back to the New York Yankees didn’t work out […]

Pawtucket Red Sox Update, Week 16: Sox Bats Demolish Bats

The Pawtucket Red Sox enjoyed an offensive explosion this week en route to a 4-3 record. The Sox scored 32 runs over seven games this week despite being shut out on Saturday. In the standings, Pawtucket remains in second place, but now trails the Yankees, as the IronPigs fall to third. On Friday, starter Chris […]

Pawtucket Red Sox Update, Week 15: Spears, Sox Go Streaking

The Pawtucket Red Sox continued the journey back to the IL North penthouse this week, moving to within half a game of first place Lehigh Valley. Pawtucket hosted what will hopefully the last rehab stint of the season, as Carl Crawford batted 4-for-12 with a stolen base over three games. Boston called up reliever Junichi […]

Pawtucket Red Sox Update, Week 14: PawSox Head Into Break Hot

Unlike their brethren at Fenway, the Pawtucket Red Sox ended the unofficial first half of the season on a high note, sweeping Syracuse at McCoy to cut the IL North deficit in half. It was a pretty eventful week, with Clay Buchholz and Jacoby Ellsbury making rehab appearances for Pawtucket. Mark Prior and Ronald Bermudez […]

Pawtucket Red Sox Update, Week 11: Just Like Patriots, Red Sox Sweep Buffalo

The Pawtucket Red Sox have enjoyed a great start to their second trip to upstate New York, taking all four games in Buffalo before dropping the first two games of a four-game set against the Chiefs. In Thursday’s voting update for the AAA All-Star Game, Pawtucket’s Ryan Lavarnway led at catcher and Pedro Ciriaco led […]

Pawtucket Red Sox Update, Week 8: Lars Anderson HR Smashes Scoreboard

The Pawtucket Red Sox returned home to McCoy Stadium this week after struggling on a Southern swing. This past week, the hitting surged while the pitching struggled, as the Sox scored over 6.5 runs per game, but gave up over 4.5 runs per game. Darnell McDonald began his rehab stint on Friday. Through three games, […]

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 (3/12-18): Ciriaco Continues to Shine

Non-roster shortstop Pedro Ciriaco gave the Boston Red Sox some pretty good reasons to keep on the squad come opening day. After winning SoB’s inaugural “Spring Training Player of the Week,” Ciriaco followed it up by batting .538 with two doubles and a home run in six games this week. He scored four runs and […]

Red Sox Spring Training Update (3/5-11): Offense Clicking Early

One thing is clear a week into Spring Training: this Red Sox team can hit. In going 4-2-1 this week, the Red Sox averaged over five runs a game. Even with Jose Iglesias missing Sunday’s “B” game with a strained right groin, this crop of hitters look just as formidable as the league-leading 2011 Red […]

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 (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 […]