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Red Sox option Daniel Nava, call up Alex Wilson
Alex Wilson will make a brief trip to the majors to shore up Boston's bullpen. Daniel Nava, meanwhile, is headed back to Pawtucket.
The Red Sox have optioned Daniel Nava to the minors, calling up Alex Wilson to give the team some short-ter...
Salem Red Sox update: Brian Johnson, Corey Littrell, Kyle Martin
Brian Johnson, LHP
The tragedy of Daniel Nava
One of 2013's best stories has turned into one of 2014's most depressing ones.
What would you say if I were to declare this season over? Irreparable? Beyond saving? I guarantee you that 95% of responses would include the words "it's only A...
Salem Red Sox 2014 updates
Remember Greenville's 2013 problems? They got promoted.
Brian Johnson, LHP
Red Sox minor lines: Rubby De La Rosa is no reliever
Rubby De La Rosa seemed destined for the bullpen. Now, four games into 2014, it's hard to imagine him as anything but a starter.
Pawtucket L 7-5
Shane Victorino: 0-4, 3 K, E Alex Hassan: 0-3, BB, K Christian Vazquez: 1-4, 2B, 2 K, E Gari...
Red Sox roster battle: Jonathan Herrera vs. Brock Holt
Much like in spring training, Jonathan Herrera and Brock Holt are battling for the utility man role when Will Middlebrooks returns to the active roster.
Back in spring training, there weren't many battles going on in camp. There was one in...
Frustration, thy name is Red Sox
Things aren't going well for the Red Sox. They might get better though.
Tuesday night sucked, but the Red Sox will probably be fine. They probably won't win the World Series, but you could say that ab...
David Ortiz hits AL's longest homer of 2014
The next one isn't even close to Papi's blast, either.
There wasn't a whole lot to be happy about in Tuesday's 9-3 defeat at the hands of the Yankees, but leave it to Red Sox designated hitter
Daily Red Sox Links: John Lackey, Mookie Betts, Clay Buchholz
Today's links look at Mookie Bett's quest to .400, a new series coming from Chad Finn, and Rubby De La Rosa's scorching start.
John Lackey is taking the mound tonight, and the team expects a stronger start out of him this time out. (
Red Sox 3, Yankees 9: Boston's rock crumbles
Three weeks into the season, Jon Lester was the one man the Red Sox could depend on. Tuesday he fell to pieces.
Two days ago, the Red Sox finally seemed to have found a spark. Winners of four-of-five, they were back to their old selves, pu...
Red Sox vs. Yankees: Jon Lester vs. Masahiro Tanaka
All eyes will be on the mound as Jon Lester and Masahiro Tanaka face off in Fenway Park.
The pitchers take top billing Tuesday night as the Red Sox send Jon Lester to the mound to take on Masahiro Tanaka and the New York Yankees.
The Red Sox' familiar, frustrating dance around .500
The Red Sox just can't seem to get over that final hump to reach .500. It's a familiar struggle for this franchise.
There are few baseball fans who view .500 as an acceptable record. The 2005 San Diego Padres were the worst team to make th...
Greenville Drive update: Manuel Margot, Jamie Callahan, Myles Smith
Margot impresses given his age, Callahan scuffles maybe thanks to his, and Smith has some things to work on.
Manuel Margot, CF
Red Sox minor lines: Is Wendell Rijo the next big thing?
Once again Greenville may have produced the surprise of the season.
Pawtucket W 4-3
Shane Victorino: 1-4 Will Middlebrooks: 0-3, 2 K Ryan Lavarnway: 1-4, K Bryce Brentz: 2-3, 2B, BB Garin Cecchini: 2-4, K Christian Vazquez: 1-3, BB, CS
Is Jonny Gomes really clutch?
When the Red Sox decided to start Jonny Gomes during the World Series, one of the words that was thrown around a lot was "intangibles." What did Jonny Gomes do in 2013 that made him valuable? How does that compare to the rest of his career?...
Daily Red Sox Links: Clay Buchholz, Mookie Betts, Mike Napoli
Today's links look at Clay Buchholz's well-being, Mookie Betts' big bat and Mike Napoli's measured approach at the plate.
If you think that Clay Buchholz has lost something on his fastball, you aren't alone. While it's not a big drop, it'...
Red Sox 6, Orioles 7: No cigar
The Red Sox staged another major comeback attempt. This time, though, everything just went wrong.
This one hurts.
For the second straight game, the Red Sox fell behind in a big way early courtesy of a starting pitcher's implosion. This ti...
Red Sox win despite (and thanks to) chaotic 9th inning
Dustin Pedroia took advantage of a poor throw to end the game.
The ninth inning of Sunday's Red Sox was not an easy one to watch for fans of either team. With the score tied 5-5, the clock already nearing 11 pm eastern, and both the Red So...
Red Sox vs. Orioles: Brock Holt leads off
The Red Sox will have Brock Holt leading off as they try to reach .500 on Patriots Day.
Brock Holt will be the leadoff hitter as the Red Sox try to--
Boston Red Sox (9-10)
Brock Holt, 3B
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
David Ortiz, DH
Koji Uehara walked a batter, but not before making baseball history
Koji's streak holds historical weight for both length and dominance.
Koji Uehara allowed a walk in the ninth inning of Saturday's contest against the Orioles. The Red Sox closer foll...
Daily Red Sox Links: Brock Holt, Will Middlebrooks, Koji Uehara
Today's links look at Boston's rough defensive start, that same defense's strategies towards shifting, and Koji Uehara doing something he hasn't done since the beginning of last August.
The Red Sox haven't gotten off to an ideal start, an...