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05/29/2015 - 10:24am
Ortiz's plan: 'Come back and rake'

David Ortiz has been here before.

In May of 2009, the Red Sox arrived in Seattle for a three-game series with Ortiz in tow, but he didn’t appear in a game. Instead, manager Terry Francona gave his struggling slugger the entire series off to work on his swing and try to fix what had been the worst start of his career.

Ortiz had just gone 0 for 7 in a 12-inning loss to the Angels to drop his average to .208. Even with the time off, it would get worse before it got better. Ortiz ended May hitting .185 before catching fire in June. He blasted 27 homers over the final four months to salvage an otherwise lost season.

Six years later, Ortiz is similarly struggling and manager...

05/29/2015 - 8:25am
Farm Report: PawSox' Haley throws well in loss
By: WEEI

A look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Thursday:

TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (24-24): Scheduled off day. Next action Friday vs. Louisville (Reds)

— In a reverse of a roster move on May 25, Boston swapped relief pitchers again as Heath Hembree was sent back to Pawtucket while Robbie Ross Jr. was recalled. In 14 games with Boston over two stints, Ross has a 5.14 ERA with a 9 K/6 BB ratio in 14 innings pitched. Ross had just one appearance in his recent stay with Pawtucket, a scoreless inning with two strikeouts and two walks. Hembree pitched just one inning as well during his three days away from the PawSox, a scoreless frame against the Twins in Minnesota on Monday.

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05/29/2015 - 8:11am
Mashup: Vikings' Peterson rants about contract

Welcome to Friday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

FRIDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: MLB: Red Sox at Rangers, 8:05 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM) NHL playoffs: Lightning at Rangers, 8 p.m. (NBCSN) Soccer: U-20 World Cup, United States vs. Myanmar, midnight (FS1) College softball: World Series, LSU vs. Florida, 7 p.m. (ESPN) College softball: World Series, Michigan vs. UCLA, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN)

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05/29/2015 - 2:43am
Closing Time: Rodriguez dazzles in victory

ARLINGTON, Texas — You want eventful? We’ve got eventful.

The Red Sox beat the Rangers 5-1 on Thursday night, and the story was rookie left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez, who made his debut one to remember.

Pitching efficiently and at times looking overpowering, Rodriguez silenced a dangerous offense in its home park while making a case for an extended stay in the rotation.

Rodriguez limited the Rangers to 3 hits in 7 2/3 shutout innings, striking out seven. His fastball routinely punctured the 95-97 mph range and he drew 10 swings and misses. He used his slider, his third pitch, effectively, and incorporated his changeup as the game wore on, throwing 68 of his 105 pitches for strikes.

The 22-year-old’s performance couldn’t have come...

05/28/2015 - 10:45pm
Bogaerts day-to-day after getting hit by pitch

ARLINGTON, Texas — A great night for the Red Sox was marred on Thursday when shortstop Xander Bogaerts was forced to leave a 5-1 victory over the Rangers in the fourth inning with a left forearm contusion.

Bogaerts was hit in the wrist in the second inning by a Nick Martinez fastball and appeared to be in considerable pain, slamming his helmet in frustration and taking steps toward the Red Sox dugout. After a lengthy visit from the training staff and manager John Farrell, Bogaerts stayed in the game.

He was replaced in the fourth by pinch hitter Carlos Peguero, but it appears the...

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