Do we have a Koji problem?
Red Sox closer Koji Uehara was tremendous in 2013 and an All-Star in 2014, but the warning signs haven’t been hard to spot over the last few months.
First there was the implosion late last season that cost him the closer’s role, though no one really cared, since the Red Sox were hopelessly out of contention.
Then there was the hamstring injury that robbed him of most of spring training, though he hadn’t pitched well to that point in Fort Myers anyway. Coupled with his 40th birthday in April, it was enough to make Red Sox fans at the very least wonder how viable Uehara would be come the start of the season.
And now? Now it’s time to wonder if the Red Sox will be redirecting some of their resources to...
John Farrell has no intentions of leaving Brock Holt on the bench for long.
The super sub, who blasted a game-winning three-run homer on Friday to boost his average to .424, was not in Saturday’s starting lineup against the Orioles. Xander Bogaerts returned to action at shortstop, while Allen Craig filled in for Shane Victorino in right field.
Fans clamoring to see Holt shouldn’t have long to wait. Farrell told reporters in Baltimore that Holt will get the start in Sunday’s series finale.
“Yeah, he’ll be on the field (Sunday),” Farrell told reporters. “I don’t know where, but he’s going to be on the field. He comes up big multiple times for us. With a left-hander on the mound, every guy is important to us. We’re trying to...
The Red Sox on Saturday placed outfielder Shane Victorino on the disabled list with a sore right hamstring and recalled right-handed pitcher Matt Barnes from Triple A Pawtucket in time for their game against the Orioles in Baltimore.
Manager John Farrell told reporters at Camden Yards that Barnes arrives as support for a taxed bullpen. In particular, Farrell said he wants to stay away from right-hander Junichi Tazawa, who has pitched four times in the last five days and leads the league in appearances with nine.
“I’ve been going to Taz a lot,” Farrell said. “I’ve got to be careful with that.”
Victorino is hitting just .143 with a .474 OPS in 12 games. He was injured on...
ESPN NFL draft analyst Todd McShay said on Friday’s Dale & Holley program that UConn defensive back Byron Jones would be a smart pick for the Patriots in next week’s draft.
McShay said he views guard, cornerback, linebacker and defensive tackle as New England’s biggest areas of need going into the draft.
“This year, I don’t think there’s necessarily that elite cornerback, but I do think there are a handful of good ones,” McShay said.
“They fit different schemes. Trae Waynes from...
The Bruins announced Saturday that Dobro Lucic, father of forward Milan Lucic, died unexpectedly this week.
“I learned on Wednesday, April 22 that my father passed away unexpectedly in Vancouver,” Lucic said in a statement. “My family and I am very grateful for the outpouring of support from the hockey community, friends and fans from around the world. We kindly ask everyone to respect our privacy during this difficult and sad time.”
Bruins president Cam Neely also issued a statement on the passing of Lucic’s father.
“On behalf of the Jacobs family and the entire Boston Bruins organization I would like to express our deepest condolences to Milan and his family on the passing of his...
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