ARLINGTON, Texas — A great night for the Red Sox was marred on Thursday when shortstop Xander Bogaerts was forced to leave a game against 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 towards the Red Sox dugout. After a lengthy visit from the training staff and manager John Farrell, Bogaerts stayed in the game.
However, he was replaced in the fourth by pinch hitter Carlos Peguero in the fourth, and there’s no word yet on the severity of his injury.
Bogaerts is hitting .268 with a pair of...
ARLINGTON, Texas — Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz will miss at least two games to work on his swing in the cage, manager John Farrell said on Thursday before the opener of a four-game series against the Rangers.
Mired in a 3-for-31 slump that has dropped his average to .216, Ortiz will take a step back and focus on his mechanics.
“Get some extra work done in the cage, try to get him going again before we get him back in the lineup,” Farrell said. “I think he’s feeling under the weather as well. As you do with every player, you talk and try to keep up to date with each guy individually and this is a chance to hopefully have him get over that, as well as address...
Terrell Suggs has never been shy about expressing his opinion on the Patriots and Tom Brady. And while he didn’t come out with guns blazing Wednesday night when he was asked about Deflattegate, he hinted that the four-game suspension for the quarterback was a little light.
“I don’t know — that’s not my job,” he told TMZ Sports when he was asked if New England got what it deserved. “I’m glad I don’t got it.”
Suggs then quickly offered an addendum, comparing the Patriots situation to Bountygate, which got Saints coach Sean Payton suspended for...
ARLINGTON, Texas — According to a major league source, the Red Sox have placed outfielder Daniel Nava on the disabled list and recalled left-hander Robbie Ross.
There had been speculation that Nava would be designated for assignment, particularly after the Red Sox acquired outfielder Carlos Peguero from the Rangers on Wednesday. The 28-year-old Peguero is a left-handed hitter with excellent power (167 HRs in the minors).
Nava, meanwhile, is hitting just .159 with no homers and a .440 OPS in 27 games. Counted on to provide balance to an overwhelmingly right-handed lineup, the switch-hitting Nava (who’s far better from the left side) instead never got untracked. He even briefly gave...
Former MLB pitcher Dallas Braden joined Middays with MFB Thursday to discuss getting substances approved for pitchers to use on the mound in games, like pine tar for batters. To hear the interview, go to the MFB audio on demand page.
Red Sox manager John Farrell said earlier in the week he would like to see a substance approved for all pitchers to help get a better grip. “I would like to see an approved substance that pitchers can use,” Farrell said in...
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