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Rob Bradford
May 18, 2018 - 10:29 pm
There was a lesson to be learned from last season. Immediately after Drew Pomeranz's extremely uncomfortable four-inning outing in Oakland back on May 18, 2017 -- in which he threw 97 pitches before exiting -- it seemed only right to call for the lefty to shift into a bullpen role. He had started...
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Rob Bradford
May 18, 2018 - 8:16 pm
Dustin Pedroia is playing for Triple-A Pawtucket this weekend, with an eye on returning to the Red Sox next week. Part of this conversation has to also include Eduardo Nunez. "He’s going to play, I mean, more than people think," said Red Sox manager Alex Cora. "Just moving him around. Everybody is...
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May 18, 2018 - 10:59 am
We generally try to change things up here and not pick the same player two weeks in a row, but when J.D. Martinez goes out and hits four home runs in a week, what are we supposed to do? Martinez continues to be one of the hottest hitters in baseball, as he's hit .320 with nine RBIs and a 1.233 OPS...
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Alex Reimer
May 18, 2018 - 10:34 am
Good things happen to those who wait. The Red Sox didn’t sign J.D. Martinez until late February, nearly two and a half months after the Yankees had acquired Giancarlo Stanton. So far, the Red Sox got the better slugger for potentially $133 million less. Martinez blasted another home run Thursday in...
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Ryan Hannable
May 18, 2018 - 9:23 am
Sam Travis is in a tough spot. With Hanley Ramirez and Mitch Moreland ahead of him at the big league level, it's a tough position for the 24-year-old. To help his cause, the Red Sox have tried to give him more versatility by giving him some exposure to the outfield. Unfortunately for Travis, he...
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Ryan Hannable
May 17, 2018 - 9:55 pm
Last Thursday, David Price spoke for the first time following being diagnosed with carpal tunnel. His overall message was positive, especially when he said he was going to pitch the remainder of the season. Some questioned him and how he would respond, but in two starts since, it’s been all...
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Ryan Hannable
May 17, 2018 - 4:52 pm
There will be a lot of familiar faces with the PawSox this weekend in Rochester. On Thursday, Red Sox manager Alex Cora announced a few players who will be rehabbing with Triple-A Pawtucket beginning Friday -- Dustin Pedroia, Austin Maddox, Tyler Thornburg and Hector Velazquez. Pedroia rehabbed in...
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Ryan Hannable
May 17, 2018 - 3:14 pm
After sitting out all three games against the A's, Jackie Bradley Jr. is back in the lineup as he tries to get out of a massive slump at the plate. The center fielder will hit ninth against Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman Thursday night at Fenway Park. This is a makeup game from the Patriots Day...
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Alex Reimer
May 17, 2018 - 1:30 pm
Red Sox manager Alex Cora did something this week that his predecessor almost never did publicly: he pushed back against one of his players. Reliever Carson Smith blamed fatigue for his shoulder subluxation, which occurred when he threw his glove after allowing a home run Monday. But Cora discarded...
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Ryan Hannable
May 17, 2018 - 11:44 am
For the first time in 25 years, the Red Sox will be hosting an alumni game. The team will host an alumni game Sunday, May 27 at 10:30 a.m. before the game against the Braves. The three-inning game comes nearly 25 years to the day of the last alumni game held at the ballpark. Fans who have tickets...
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