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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    Joe Nicholson/USA Today Sports
    July 26, 2017 - 4:38 pm
    It didn't take long to show that Rafael Devers help the Red Sox' power problem. In his first at-bat of his second big league game, Devers took an 89 mph fastball on a 2-1 count from Seattle starting pitcher Andrew Moore. over the center field wall at Safeco Field. The second-inning homer gave the...
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    Joe Nicholson/USA Today Sports
    July 26, 2017 - 9:19 am
    Rafael Devers looked like a major leaguer, which is more than we can say about Yoan Moncada for much of his first foray into the big leagues a year ago. He was patience at the plate, drawing a pair of walks. Was heads-up on the basepaths, scoring a run. Smoothly fielded his position (only bobbling...
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    Jake Roth/USA Today Sports
    July 26, 2017 - 12:39 am
    The Red Sox are evidently not stopping with Rafael Devers. Two days after calling up their top prospect to play third base, the Sox have acquired another corner infielder, Eduardo Nunez, from the San Francisco Giants. The Red Sox are sending SF minor-league pitchers Shaun Anderson (3.99 ERA in High...
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    Gary A. Vazquez/USA Today Sports
    July 22, 2017 - 8:20 am
    It wasn't hard to recognize back in 1999 that Pedro Martinez was giving us a season we would never forget. Now it's Chris Sale's turn. The Red Sox' ace won again Friday night, not allowing a run over six innings during what would be a 6-2 victory over the Angels in Anaheim. He struck out nine, didn...
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    Jen McCaffery/MassLive.com
    July 19, 2017 - 5:29 pm
    Xander Bogaerts came off the field late afternoon still unsure of what lay ahead for his injured right hand. The team's medical staff had put a contraption on the bruised area, wrapped heavily in tape. But the shortstop was still uncertain if the treatment would get him back on the field for the...
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    Aaron Doster/USA Today Sports
    July 19, 2017 - 12:26 am
    For the Yankees, David Robertson was the key piece in their big trade with the White Sox Tuesday night. For the Red Sox, he wasn't even seriously discussed. According to a major league source, while the Red Sox did engage Chicago in at least some talks for third baseman Todd Frazier, Robertson was...
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    USA Today Sports
    July 18, 2017 - 9:00 pm
    The Yankees have struck first. According to multiple reports, New York has acquired third baseman Todd Frazier and relief pitchers David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle from the White Sox. The prize of the package going back to the White Sox is the Yankees' first-round pick in 2016, outfielder Blake...
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    Winslow Townson/USA Today Sports
    July 18, 2017 - 12:44 am
    Let Captain Obvious scream it from the mountaintops: This offense is missing something. The Red Sox scored three runs in their loss to the Blue Jays Monday night at Fenway Park. It felt all too familiar. (For a complete recap of the Red Sox' loss, click here.) John Farrell's team has now gone 5-32...
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    Winslow Townson/USA Today Sports
    July 17, 2017 - 11:54 pm
    The momentum shift was swift. Just a few minutes after the Red Sox had tied Monday night's game with the Blue Jays up at 3-3 thanks to a Dustin Pedroia's double -- which also included Mookie Betts' ending the inning by getting thrown out at home -- the hosts found themselves in the kind of...
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    Patrick McDermott/USA Today Sports
    July 17, 2017 - 11:24 pm
    The way Robby Scott was going this season, it appeared as though his days in the minor leagues might be a thing of the past. But thanks to some unavoidable roster maneuvering by the Red Sox, Scott will be making a return to Triple-A. Scott confirmed after the Red Sox' 4-3 loss to the Blue Jays...
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