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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    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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    Kim Klement/USA Today Sports
    July 17, 2017 - 9:07 pm
    As expected, the Red Sox' protest of Saturday's loss to the Yankees was denied by Major League Baseball. It was an outcome the Red Sox were expecting, with their motivation residing in simply looking at some situations a bit differently. In this case, it was the baserunner (Matt Holliday) going...
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    Mike DiNovo/USA Today Sports
    July 17, 2017 - 11:52 am
    You need a starting pitcher at the non-waiver trade deadline? Get ready to pay the price. Same thing for diving into the high-end relief pitching market. But the market for third baseman this time around seems to be a different story. The Red Sox clearly have some interest in the White Sox' Todd...
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    Greg M. Cooper/USA Today Sports
    July 15, 2017 - 11:29 pm
    For much of the five hours and 50 minutes, Fenway Park was thick with drama. But by the end, when the final out was caught and the Yankees walked off with a 4-1, 16-inning win, the excitement had morphed into one big sad trombone for the home side thanks to New York's three-run final frame. The...
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    Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports
    July 15, 2017 - 4:27 pm
    Prior to the Red Sox' game with the Yankees Saturday afternoon, John Farrell proclaimed Joe Kelly would be the eighth inning set-up man for Craig Kimbrel "when available." Well, Kelly might be second-most relied upon reliever in the Sox' bullpen, but he won't be available for a bit. Just before the...
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