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Ryan Hannable
March 27, 2018 - 4:27 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Despite pitching only two innings during spring training, Craig Kimbrel says he's good to go for Opening Day. The right-hander spent a few weeks back in Boston to be with his young daughter in March, as she from recovered from heart surgery at Boston Children's Hospital. He's...
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Alex Reimer
March 27, 2018 - 3:07 pm
Mookie Betts made the most of his down time during the Red Sox’ final game of Spring Training. The outfielder conducted a lengthy in-game interview with ESPN during the Red Sox-Cubs matinee Tuesday, providing a running commentary in the top of the third inning. Betts’ mouth didn’t stop moving, even...
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Ryan Hannable
March 27, 2018 - 12:26 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla -- Craig Kimbrel will not pitch in the Red Sox' spring training finale against the Cubs on Tuesday. Instead, he will throw a bullpen on the backfields of JetBlue Park. This means the closer will go into the regular season with only one spring training outing. The right-hander spent...
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John Tomase
March 27, 2018 - 11:24 am
For the first time in recorded history, the Red Sox own the highest payroll in baseball. The Associated Press has tracked team spending via numbers compiled by Major League Baseball since 1990, and the Red Sox top the list this year, with a projected Opening Day payroll of $223 million. The Red Sox...
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Ryan Hannable
March 26, 2018 - 7:06 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- With just two days until the Red Sox open their regular season Thursday in Tampa, the last thing they need is an injury to their 21-year-old third baseman. In the second inning of the second-to-last spring training game Monday night, Rafael Devers tried to score from third base...
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Ryan Hannable
March 26, 2018 - 5:46 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- When Red Sox owner John Henry spoke at spring training about the 2017 season, the thing he kept coming back to was the hitting approach. “We’ve made a lot of changes other than just the managers," Henry said. "You haven’t noticed? I think, who did we bring back? Dana [LeVangie...
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Ryan Hannable
March 26, 2018 - 4:44 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- It seems like the Red Sox' Opening Day 25-man roster is set and the starting rotation is also set as well. Speaking Monday afternoon, manager Alex Cora said the starting rotation would be as follows: Chris Sale (Thursday vs. Tampa), David Price (Friday vs. Tampa), Rick Porcello...
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Ryan Hannable
March 26, 2018 - 4:13 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Red Sox do not open the regular season until Thursday in Tampa, but after a few moves on Monday, it appears the Opening Day 25-man roster is set. Brandon Workman was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket and then right-hander Justin Haley was re-assigned to minor league camp. The...
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Alex Reimer
March 26, 2018 - 12:17 pm
Early in Spring Training, Red Sox principal owner John Henry raised some eyebrows when he said the team made major changes over the offseason. At that point, the Red Sox had not yet signed J.D. Martinez, meaning they were returning virtually the same roster from last year. When pressed about his...
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Rob Bradford
March 25, 2018 - 6:16 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- It was almost if the four Red Sox infielders had choreographed the whole thing. After each Minnesota batter was retired the group consisting of third baseman Rafael Devers, shortstop Xander Bogaerts, second baseman Eduardo Nunez and first baseman Hanley Ramirez immediately all...
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