// Orlando Cabrera

Varitek Beats Indians with his Arm AND his Bat

Jason Varitek had gone 116 at-bats without a home run before Tuesday night’s game in Cleveland, a stretch that spanned nearly an entire calendar year. He was due. Varitek’s two-run home run in the seventh proved the difference-maker, and the Boston Red Sox got another sterling performance from Josh Beckett, beating the Indians, 4-2. Combined […]

Missing Nomar: The Red Sox Shortstop Search Continues

Fourteen players have started at shortstop since the beginning of the 2004 season: Nomar Garciaparra, Pokey Reese, Cesar Crespo, Ricky Gutierrez, Mark Bellhorn, Orlando Cabrera, Edgar Renteria, Royce Clayton, Alex Cora, Alex Gonzalez, Julio Lugo, Dustin Pedroia, Jed Lowrie and Nick Green. Only Gonzalez, Cora, Lugo and Renteria made more than 100 starts at the […]

Lowrie, Green Not the Answer for the Red Sox

Eight. That is the number of shortstops that have seen regular playing time since the Red Sox traded away everyone’s favorite player and hometown hero Nomar Garciaparra in 2004. Of those eight, only one has been a success: Orlando Cabrera. As badly as the Red Sox front office has struck out with the shortstop position, […]

A’s Win in Nomar’s Return

The A’s made it a nice homecoming for Nomar Garciaparra in his big return to Fenway. Oakland made it look easy, controlling every aspect of the game en route to a 6-0 win. Rookie pitcher Brett Anderson pitched a complete game and held the Red Sox to only two hits, a single each to Jason […]