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Xander Bogaerts
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John Tomase
April 10, 2018 - 5:26 pm
Xander Bogaerts still doesn't quite know what happened, but it only took a couple of steps to realize it really hurt. The Red Sox shortstop, off to a blistering start, was placed on the 10-day disabled list Monday with a broken bone in his left ankle. He was injured during Sunday's 8-7 win over the...
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Ryan Hannable
April 10, 2018 - 5:13 pm
Even though the Red Sox don't play the Angels until the middle of next week, Shohei Ohtani is already on the mind of Red Sox manager Alex Cora. On the mound, the two-way player is 2-0 with a 2.08 ERA and has struck out 18 batters in 13 innings spanning his two starts, but maybe even more impressive...
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John Tomase
April 10, 2018 - 4:29 pm
Sunday's 8-7 comeback win over the Rays was notable for a six-run eighth, but also for a curious decision by manager Alex Cora not to replace left fielder J.D. Martinez in the top of the ninth. It turns out there's a reason for that -- Cora screwed up. Exhibiting candor not often associated with a...
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Ryan Hannable
April 10, 2018 - 3:08 pm
Tuesday night marks the first Red Sox-Yankees game of the season and it also is the first game the Red Sox will play without Xander Bogaerts. Bogaerts was placed on the 10-day DL Monday with an injury to a bone in his ankle. The Red Sox recalled Tzu-Wei Lin to replace him on the roster, but Brock...
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Alex Reimer
April 10, 2018 - 12:05 pm
We often like to boast about how difficult it is to play sports in this city. Athletes apparently feel so much pressure to perform, they can’t enjoy themselves if they struggle at the plate or blow a big game. This perception is worn like a badge of honor. Unlike other big cities –– say New York...
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Gary Sanchez
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John Tomase
April 10, 2018 - 11:27 am
Giancarlo Stanton arrives in Boston as the face of futility. He already owns a pair of five-strikeout games, and leads the majors with 20 whiffs. The boos showered upon him by Yankees fans have become one of the biggest stories in baseball. All eyes will be on Stanton when the Red Sox and Yankees...
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Alex Reimer
April 10, 2018 - 9:55 am
It’s a small sample size, but the Red Sox appear to be capturing people’s interest so far this season. The team’s ratings on NESN are up 40 percent through nine games compared to last year, per the Herald’s Jason Mastrodonato . The Red Sox are off to an incredible start, winning eight of their...
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Ryan Hannable
April 09, 2018 - 5:01 pm
The Red Sox made multiple roster announcements on Monday, including one involving shortstop Xander Bogaerts, who was injured in Sunday's win over the Rays. Bogaerts underwent an X-ray Sunday and an MRI Monday at Massachusetts General Hospital, which revealed a small crack in the talus bone in his...
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Alex Reimer
April 09, 2018 - 10:11 am
It’s been a while since we could take pleasure in some Yankees’ schadenfreude. The Bronx Bombers went a couple of years without making big acquisitions, due largely to their desire to get under MLB’s luxury tax threshold. Last season, armed with a mishmash group of overachieving veterans and bright...
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Rob Bradford
April 08, 2018 - 4:58 pm
What should have been a memorable come-from-behind win over the Rays had already evolved into something significantly more uncomfortable for the Red Sox. That was evident the moment Xander Bogaerts paused while limping off the infield in the seventh inning to put his arm around Red Sox trainer Paul...
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