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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    Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports
    June 24, 2017 - 10:01 pm
    John Farrell has his first ejection of the season. And, boy, was it a doozy. In the seventh inning of his team's game against the Angels Saturday night, Red Sox manager came out to argue the call by home plate that Fernando Abad committed a balk. The umpire's determination resulted in a run for the...
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    Patrick McDermott/USA Today Sports
    June 24, 2017 - 6:06 pm
    The Red Sox might be close to actually having their entire rotation intact. Eduardo Rodriguez took his last step before heading out on a rehab assignment, throwing a 68-pitch simulated game at Fenway Park Saturday afternoon. It was the first time the lefty had faced live hitters since going on the...
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    Winslow Townson/USA Today Sports
    June 24, 2017 - 5:38 pm
    This wasn't how the Red Sox drew up the plans when it came to managing their infield. Remember how it was supposed to work? You had Pablo Sandoval at third base, with the chance that Josh Rutledge could see some at-bats against lefty pitching. And if that didn't work, Marco Hernandez and/or Brock...
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    Troy Taormina/USA Today Sports
    June 23, 2017 - 2:13 pm
    Many were wondering if there was going to be a reunion between Dave Dombrowski and Doug Fister. Well, it's happened. As was first reported by SB Nation, the Red Sox have claimed the 33 year old starting pitcher off waivers from the Angels, meaning they will be forced to add Fister to the 40-man...
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    Kelley L. Cox/USA Today Sports
    June 23, 2017 - 1:21 pm
    The Red Sox designated hitter spot since David Ortiz hasn't been what they hoped. Despite residing in the middle of the pack among American League teams in terms of batting average and OPS when it comes to the DH spot, the Red Sox have managed just 17 extra-base hits at the position, second-worst...
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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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    Patrick McDermott/USA Today Sports
    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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    Butch Dill/USA Today Sports
    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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    Peter G. Aiken/USA Today Sports
    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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    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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