Despite getting swept in three games by the Minnesota Twins, the Boston Red Sox have at least something to look forward to on their plane ride from Minneapolis to Arlington, Texas: the pitching debut of Eduardo Rodriguez. Manager John Farrell announced before Wednesday’s 6-4 loss that Rodriguez will be called up to get his first […]
The Red Sox finally called up Rusney Castillo on Friday night, and in his first game, he dropped a fly ball in a play that Jerry Remy even called “bad.” It really was embarrassing. Castillo later singled to redeem himself a bit. Check out the drop here (mixed in with a recap of the Angels […]
Allen Craig was damaged goods when the Red Sox received him from the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for John Lackey during the 2014 season. Last season he had a nagging foot injury that he never really recovered from forcing him to underperform, and more recently be sent to AAA Pawtucket Red Sox. He is […]
Wondering where Jerry Remy is? So were we… until Rem-Dawg finally Tweeted Monday that he’ll be back on Tuesday: Be back tomorrow. Looking forward to being back with don and the sox — Jerry Remy (RemDawg) (@Jerry_Remy) May 18, 2015 Remy has been out since the beginning of May, only saying that he wasn’t “feeling […]
The Red Sox fired pitching coach Juan Nieves after over three seasons with the team. The current five-man starting has one of the highest ERA’s in the American League at 5.54. The move comes after repeated poor performances by Clay Buchholz, Rick Porcello, Justin Masterson, Wade Miley and Joe Kelly throughout the month of April. Porcello […]
The Red Sox have claimed infielder Luis Jimenez off waives after the Brewers designated him for assignment on Saturday. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Red Sox moved catcher Ryan Hanigan to the 60-day disabled list.
Red Sox catcher Ryan Hanigan has had surgery to repair a fractured finger on Saturday and is expected to miss at least two months. “He had surgery today,” manager John Farrell said. “There were some pins inserted. It’s going to be a lengthy recovery time. I wouldn’t anticipate him back before the All-Star break.” The Red […]
Yes, you read that headline right. The Red Sox are interested in MORE hitting — though this hitter wouldn’t be available until 2016. Either way, the Red Sox have shown interest in Korean slugger Byung-Ho Park, who has hit .310/.434/.645 the last two seasons, including 37 home runs in 2013 and 52 home runs last […]
The Red Sox called up outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. on Tuesday as Mike Napoli deals with an illness. Bradley, a gifted outfielder defensively, had one of the worst offensive seasons in Red Sox history last year, hitting .198 with 1 home run, 30 RBIs and a putrid .531 OPS.
I’ve done my absolute best to be optimistic about this pitching staff. Of course we all know how unproven the entire rotation was coming into this season, but it seemed like the five of them would be able to put it together. Each pitcher has had success in the past and the thought was they […]
After the most brutal winter in the history of Boston, the start of a new season of Red Sox baseball is just what we needed. The temperature is finally rising and there is legitimate buzz surrounding this team. Thanks to the additions of high-profile free agents Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez, the young players like […]
Rick Porcello hasn’t thrown a pitch for the Red Sox, but the team has made him a very rich man. The Red Sox, fresh off a big 8-0 win on Opening Day, have signed the 26-year-old free-agent-to-be Porcello to a four-year deal that covers the 2016-2019 seasons. Porcello will earn a $500,000 signing bonus, $20 […]
According to ESPN Boston’s Gordon Edes, a number of teams have begun preliminary negotiations with the Red Sox over Allen Craig, who can play the outfield, first base and third base. Sure, Craig was a disaster after coming over in the John Lackey trade, but he’s a definite major league hitter with a good amount […]
David Ortiz posted an article to The Players’ Tribune, Derek Jeter’s website, ranting and raving about old accusations surrounding his use of steroids and performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs). Ortiz’s post was seemingly unprovoked. No one that I know of has said anything thus far this season about David Ortiz and PEDs. Don’t bring an issue to […]
Rusney Castillo is back on the sidelines due a strained oblique, leaving one less competitor (for now) vying for a chance to play centerfield. It was almost as if I saw Jeff Probst, host of Survivor, put out Castillo’s torch, and say “the tribe has spoken,” when I heard the news. Jackie Bradley Jr. may […]