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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    Tyler Thornburg (Jasen Vinlove/USA Today Sports)
    June 05, 2017 - 11:41 am
    Getting Tyler Thornburg hasn’t come cheap for the Red Sox. While the relief pitcher hasn’t made an appearance for the Sox, and continues to recover from a right shoulder impingement, the cost to get him went up even more Monday. The Red Sox announced that they were sending 18 year old middle...
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    Rick Porcello (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
    June 05, 2017 - 9:41 am
    First, Rick Porcello won the American League Cy Young Award. Now, he has a baseball field named after him. Not bad for a 28 year old. Porcello was in attendance Monday morning as his alma mater, Seton Hall Prep, dedicated its new baseball field, naming the new facility after the Red Sox pitcher...
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    Andrew Benintendi (Patrick McDermott/USA Today Sports)
    June 04, 2017 - 7:52 pm
    Andrew Benintendi is already wise in the world of what to say when breaking out of the worst slump in his young life. “Just another game,” he told reporters after the Red Sox’ 7-3 win over the Orioles Sunday afternoon. “Balls fall this time. Just another game.” (For a complete recap,...
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    Dustin Pedroia
    June 03, 2017 - 7:50 pm
    When Dustin Pedroia collided with Chicago’s Jose Abreu, spraining his left wrist, it was fair to fear the worse. The wrist, after all, was the same one he had surgery on in 2014. But listening to Pedroia prior to the Red Sox’ game against the Orioles Saturday night, it sure seems this isn’t...
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    Pablo Sandoval (Jasen Vinlove/USA Today Sports)
    June 03, 2017 - 3:11 pm
    BALTIMORE — Pablo Sandoval is going to get his chance at third base. For the second straight game, Sandoval gets the start at the position, hitting eighth. Friday night, Sandoval only got one chance in the field, but did supply the Red Sox with their first run of the game with an opposite field...
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    Hanley Ramirez. (Patrick McDermott/USA Today Sports)
    June 02, 2017 - 11:37 pm
    BALTIMORE — The Red Sox reek of a team with a bunch of important players slumping at the same time. Mookie Betts? Slumping. Andrew Benintendi? Slumping. Mitch Moreland? Slumping? And that brings us to Hanley Ramirez. Considering the Betts, Benintendi and Moreland went a combined 0-for-12 during...
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    Eduardo Rodriguez is headed to the DL. (Winslow Townson/Getty Images)
    June 02, 2017 - 3:44 pm
    BALTIMORE — Evidently, the tumble Eduardo Rodriguez took before his start Thursday night wasn’t as innocent as it appeared. The left-hander has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a knee injury. “I just threw a pitch and my foot got in a bad position and I went down. But nothing...
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    Pablo Sandoval (Patrick McDermott/USA Today Sports)
    June 02, 2017 - 1:45 am
    BALTIMORE — In less than two months you will have your Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline. By now the Red Sox usually have a handle on what they might need. Last season, for example, it became clear the Red Sox could use another late-inning relief pitcher (Brad Ziegler) and another...
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