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Red Sox vs. Orioles: Xander Bogaerts sits out
Xander Bogaerts is on the bench Saturday afternoon as the Red Sox try to rebound from a game one loss against the Orioles.
Xander Bogaerts will sit out the Red Sox' second game against the Orioles, with Jonathan Herrera and Brock Holt mann...
Red Sox minor lines: The Sea Dogs return
After a couple of water-logged days off, the Portland Sea Dogs were back in action Friday night.
Pawtucket L 3-7
Alex Hassan: 1-4, 3 K Dan Butler: 1-3, 2B, K Ryan Lavarnway: 1-4 Bryce Brentz: 1-4, 2 K Garin Cecchini: 1-4, HR, K
Red Sox 4, Orioles 8: Back to the drawing board
The Red Sox seemed to be on the upswing. Then John Lackey was crushed.
On Thursday night, the Red Sox earned a hard-fought win against the Chicago White Sox, overcoming a fantastic performance from Chris Sale with a ninth inning rally. It ...
Red Sox vs. Orioles: Brock Holt is back
Brock Holt is back in Boston as the Red Sox take on the Orioles in Fenway Park.
Brock Holt will make his return to the Boston lineup Friday night, taking the place of Ryan Roberts as the Red Sox take on the Orioles in Fenway Park.
Red Sox recall Brock Holt, DFA Ryan Roberts
The infield gets a makeover with Holt back in Boston and Roberts out of town.
The Red Sox have announced that they have recalled infielder Brock Holt from Triple-A Pawtucket, and designated
What do the Red Sox do with the outfield when Shane Victorino returns?
The Red Sox seemingly have an outfield log jam when Shane Victorino returns from injury.
As a self-professed big fan of Zooey Deschanel ("Queen of the Hipsters" as my friend Mike likes to call her), I was on the boat with FOX's sitcom New ...
Pawtucket Red Sox update: Rubby De La Rosa, Bryce Brentz, Drake Britton
Rubby's last shot at starting is going well, Brentz is scuffling, and Britton's still in relief.
Rubby De La Rosa
Jon Lester is as good as he's ever been
He's going about it a different way, but he's still the Jon Lester the Red Sox need.
Jon Lester has started off the 2014 season about as well as a pitcher realistically can. He's leading the league in innings with 29, which he's compiled o...
Pawtucket Red Sox 2014 updates
The last step before the majors is loaded with players who could be Red Sox as soon as this year.
Garin Cecchini, 3B
Red Sox minor lines: How to stop Mookie Betts
It's simple. If you're proficient in rain dancing, that is.
Long have pitchers wondered: how do I stop Mookie Betts? Lo, the answer has been found. Simply summon the rains! Rains so torrential that New Britain's ballpark will be soaked thr...
Ryan Roberts' Red Sox career could be over soon
Ryan Roberts was brought in to provide some infield insurance in the wake of Will Middlebrooks' absence, but it hasn't gone well, and his time here could be over soon.
It's April 18th, and with the Red Sox sitting on a 7-9 record, things o...
Daily Red Sox Links: Sam Kennedy, Joel Hanrahan, Xander Bogaerts
Today's links look at the feelings of the front office on the season so far, the contributions of the bullpen (and who may be joining it) and why Xander Bogaerts deleted his Twitter account.
Even before the win against Chris Sale and the
Red Sox 3, White Sox 1: Boston rallies in ninth to support dominant Jon Lester
The Red Sox produced a two-run rally in the ninth to back-up an incredible start from Jon Lester and secure a series win against Chicago.
The Red Sox backed up a dominant outing from Jon Lester at the last possible moment, scoring two runs...
Red Sox vs. White Sox: Mike Napoli returns to Boston lineup
Mike Napoli is back in the lineup Thursday night, less than 48 hours after dislocating his finger in the first game of the series.
Just two days after dislocating his ring finger, Mike Napoli is back at first base and batting cleanup as th...
An odd couple of weeks for Xander Bogaerts
Fifteen games into the season, Xander Bogaerts has already experienced things in the Major Leagues that he has note experienced in his career. Bogaerts, a historically slow starter in April, hit /.412/.524/.529 in the first five games and w...
Koji Uehara set to return
Koji Uehara is ready to make his return to action Thursday night should the Red Sox require his services.
Koji Uehara will be available to pitch in Thursday night's game against the White Sox according to Peter Abraham. Boston's clos...
Portland Sea Dogs update: Mookie Betts, Henry Ramos, Noe Ramirez
Betts is lighting up the Eastern League, Ramos is struggling in his transition, and Ramirez is somewhere in between.
Mookie Betts, 2B
Portland Sea Dogs 2014 updates
The Double-A level is loaded with young pitchers and hitters who could find themselves in Boston in the next couple of years.
Henry Owens, LHP
Red Sox minor lines: Two slow days
Rain kept the Red Sox down on Tuesday, and Wednesday didn't quite pick up the slack.
Usually when we're packing two days worth of games into one Minor Lines, the result is plenty of action. Not so this time. Rain has kept Portland complete...
Greenville Drive update: Cody Kukuk, Tzu-Wei Lin, Carlos Asuaje
Another talented young lefty, a light-hitting shortstop with a glove, and an intriguing player at the keystone.
Cody Kukuk, LHP
Breaking down Felix Doubront's struggles
Felix Doubront has not started off the season hot through three starts, despite flashes of excellence in the recent past. So, what's happening to the Boston lefty?
Through the first three games of the season, Felix Doubront has not been pa...
Greenville Drive 2014 updates
Analyzing the good and bad from the Red Sox' Low-A squad.
Manuel Margot, CF
Jackie Bradley Jr. wins it in extras thanks to position player pitching
A win is a win, regardless of what position the pitcher normally plays.
You might have been asleep when the Red Sox defeated the White Sox
Daily Red Sox Links: Andrew Miller, Xander Bogaerts, John Farrell
Today's links look at the struggles on pinch hitting in April, John Farrell's punishment for his replay comments, and the various injuries suffered by the Red Sox already.
Pinch-hitting can always be a difficult task, but it is especially ...
Red Sox 6, White Sox 4: Exhausted, but victorious
It took a long time, but the Red Sox actually won a game.
The Red Sox started off Tuesday night's game with some fire! Three straight hits! Their first first-inning run of the season coming on Xander Bogaerts' first RBI of the season! Ther...