Despite the injuries piling up at an alarming rate, the captain of the Red Sox feels there's reason to be optimistic the team can overcome them and remain in contention in the second half of the season.
"We’re in a good spot and that’s the good thing, really we are," Jason Varitek said. "Just to be where we’re at right now, with everything, even to this point this team has had to deal with, starting with the most important thing, starting pitching. Losing a couple of guys, having to adjust with that and then move from there. There’s a reason we are where we’re at because we’ve had contributions from a lot of people.”
The Red Sox entered play Friday night with a 47-32 record, the third-best mark in the majors and just 1 1/2 games behind the Yankees in the American League East. The Yankees were beaten earlier Friday in extra innings by the Toronto Blue...
Prior to Friday night's game with the Orioles, Red Sox manager Terry Francona spoke about a trio of Red Sox pitchers to encounter injuries lately. Francona said that Josh Beckett's most recent session went "very well," and that he tossed 41 pitches. Beckett will travel with the team on their upcoming road trip and will pitch a Gulf Coast League game on Tuesday. The team plans on Beckett throwing 55 pitches.
Manny Delcarmen was in the process of getting an MRI on what Francona called a strained forearm, an injury the Sox manager said the reliever had been fighting for "about a week." The...
In speaking with reporters prior to the Red Sox' series opener with the Baltimore Orioles, manager Terry Francona said catcher Jason Varitek was placed on the disabled list with a minimally displaced fracture of the second metatarsal on the top of his foot.
"He needs to be in a boot, he needs to be non-weight-bearing for two-to-three weeks and we'll see how quickly he can heal," Francona said. "Very similar to [Dustin Pedroia] in the diagnosis, just a different bone. The time frame we'll see. We don't know."
With the Red Sox making a move with the Astros to help a depleted catching situation that is also without Victor Martinez, Francona said that in getting Kevin Cash, who played for the Red Sox in 2007 and 2008, general manager Theo Epstein acquired the "perfect guy." Niuman Romero, a switch-hitting infielder who has played mostly shortstop and third base in the minors, was called up to...
With reliever Manny Delcarmen ailing and on the disabled list with a sore forearm, the Red Sox have recalled Robert Manuel from Pawtucket. Manuel was recently selected to the 2010 Triple A All-Star game, having posted a 1.54 ERA out of the bullpen in 41 innings pitched thus far. He has gone 4-1 with eight saves in as many opportunities.
Originally undrafted and a signee of the Reds, the soon-to-be 27-year-old has made just three major league appearances, all of which came with Cincinnati in the 2009 season. In the limited sample, he tossed 4 1/3 innings and allowed five hits and no runs. He walked one while striking out two.
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Newly acquired catcher Kevin Cash will be back behind the plate to catch Red Sox starter Tim Wakefield on Friday against the Orioles. Right fielder J.D. Drew will make his return to the lineup following a stiff neck that made him a late scratch on Wednesday, and another newcomer, Eric Patterson, will get his second straight start in left field, with Bill Hall back at second base.
SP -- Wakefield
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The best sounds of Christian during the Media Day festivities.
Gordie Gronkowski talks about his son's wild year and tells some stories about raising his sons.
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Rich Gannon tells the story of when he got drafted by the Patriots and gives his view of deflate gate.
A caller named Jumbo from California raises a question that hasn't been talked about too much, what happens if it's determined that the Patriots aren't found responsible for the deflation of the footballs?
Mut and Lenny continue talking and taking calls on deflategate, as well as hearing the sound from Kirk Minihane's appearance on the O'Reilly Factor.
Mut and Lenny are talking deflategate and what impact it could have on the Patriots organization.
Chris and comedian Mike Mulloy recap the final Raw before the Rumble and preview the Rumble itself.
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