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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    Winslow Townson/USA Today Sports
    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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    Shanna Lockwood/USA Today Sports
    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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    Patrick McDermott/USA Today Sports
    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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    USA Today Sports
    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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    Troy Taormina/USA Today Sports
    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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    Russ Isabella/USA Today Sports
    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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    Patrick McDermott/USA Today Sports
    June 17, 2017 - 7:33 pm
    HOUSTON -- Another right-handed starter and still Pablo Sandoval starts on the bench. With righty David Paulino on the mound for the Astros Saturday, Josh Rutledge got the nod to man third base for the Red Sox. The reason? For one, as John Farrell explained prior to the game, is simply mobility. "...
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    Patrick McDermott/USA Today Sports
    June 16, 2017 - 6:23 am
    Remember when Pablo Sandoval was good? "You couldn't throw him a fastball anywhere near the plate because he would jump all over it," said one American League scout whose job was to follow the Giants, Sandoval's former team, right up through their 2014 postseason run. "And when I heard he was...
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    Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports
    June 15, 2017 - 11:13 am
    Major League Baseball is finally waking up. According to Yahoo! Sports, MLB is planning a 'Players Weekend' from Aug. 25-27 in which players can wear nicknames on the back of their uniforms. During the three days, multi-colored cleats will also be allowed, along with a personalized patch...
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    Eric Hartline/USA Today Sports
    June 14, 2017 - 10:39 pm
    Here's a prediction: Mookie Betts will be back in the American League MVP conversation by the time we hit October. It seems like a lay-up to make such a proclamation considering this was the runner-up for the award last season, and Wednesday night Betts was about as good as you could be, notching...
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