Rob Bradford

Rob Bradford joined WEEI.com after serving as a Red Sox beat writer for the Boston Herald and the Eagle-Tribune (Lawrence, Mass.). Prior to manning the Red Sox beat, he spent several years at the Lowell Sun. He has written two books: “Chasing Steinbrenner,” following the front offices of the Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays through the 2003 season, and “Deep Drive: A Long Journey to Discovering the Champion Within,” which he co-authored with Red Sox third baseman Mike Lowell.

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    June 21, 2017 - 5:19 pm
    KANSAS CITY -- This is why Craig Kimbrel in the eighth inning isn't a bad idea. After his 30-pitch outing in New York June 6, Kimbrel hadn't sniffed the eighth inning, a spot he has been integrated in five times. There was clearly an opportunity to continue down this road Sunday night in Houston,...
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    June 21, 2017 - 1:04 pm
    KANSAS CITY -- It isn't out of the realm of possibility that Hanley Ramirez goes on a tear at some point. The righty hitter experienced a similar downturn in May and June of last season before going on to hit 30 home runs. But, as John Farrell pointed out prior to his team's game against the Royals...
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    June 20, 2017 - 8:14 pm
    KANSAS CITY -- Third base continues to be a mess for the Red Sox, with the latest bump in the road coming in the form of Pablo Sandoval's stint on the 10-day disabled list with an inner ear infection. That, of course, leaves Josh Rutledge and Deven Marrero as the duo who will hold down what had...
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    June 20, 2017 - 1:58 am
    KANSAS CITY -- What Monday night should have reminded us is that just because you wan't all the answers in June, doesn't mean you are going to be anywhere close to getting them. The Red Sox' starting pitcher was a guy by the name of Hector Velazquez. By the eighth inning, catcher Christian Vazquez...
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    June 19, 2017 - 9:36 pm
    KANSAS CITY -- Mitch Moreland clearly doesn't like talking about the slight fracture in his left big toe. "I knew something wasn't right in there," he told WEEI.com before the Red Sox' game against the Royals Monday night. "You've got bumps and bruises all season. It's just one of those things. You...
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    June 19, 2017 - 7:28 pm
    KANSAS CITY -- The Red Sox and their manager feared the worse after watching the toll a pitch to the ribs took on Dustin Pedroia Sunday night. "I was fine on the bases. I tried to steal third, I was fine. And then the next inning, I was kind spitting up a little bit of blood so they kind of freaked...
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    June 19, 2017 - 7:05 pm
    KANSAS CITY -- Eduardo Rodriguez looks to be on the verge of coming back. Prior to his team taking on the Royals Monday night, Red Sox manager John Farrell said Rodriguez's right knee has progressed to the point where the Red Sox are planning on him facing hitters later this week. If all goes well...
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    June 18, 2017 - 4:28 pm
    HOUSTON -- Hanley Ramirez is making his return to the Red Sox' starting lineup. After missing the previous two games due to a stiff neck, Ramirez is back in at designated hitter for the Red Sox as they take on the Astros in the teams' series finale at Minute Maid Park. Chris Young had served as the...
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    June 18, 2017 - 1:12 am
    HOUSTON -- He's gone back to a place most everybody thought would never be seen again. Rick Porcello, 2017 sure looks a whole like Rick Porcello, 2015. For yet another start, the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner fell victim to too many pitches in the middle the plate, too many hits,...
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    June 17, 2017 - 10:47 pm
    Danny Ainge has done it again. According to multiple reports, the Celtics are trading the No. 1 pick in Thursday's NBA draft to Philadelphia for the No. 3 overall pick, and a future pick, which will be one of two scenarios. The 76ers own the Lakers' first-round pick in 2018, which will become the...
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