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Rob Bradford
April 08, 2018 - 3:12 pm
Chris Colabello has walked in Michael Chavis' shoes, and that's why he's buying what the Red Sox prospect is selling. Colabello, a Milford native, was suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball in 2016 for the same performance-enhancing drug -- Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone -- Chavis was recently...
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Rob Bradford
April 07, 2018 - 5:36 pm
Chris Sale has never hit a home run as a member of the Red Sox. But he absolutely knew what J.D. Martinez felt like when the designated hitter notched his first in his new home, Fenway Park. "It's got to be satisfying. It's just as fun as any of the other ones, but I'm sure for him there's a...
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Xander Bogaerts
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John Tomase
April 07, 2018 - 4:00 pm
The power surge was coming. Since the opening at-bat of the season, when Tampa's Kevin Kiermaier robbed Mookie Betts of three bases with a leaping catch in the deepest recess of Tropicana Field, the Red Sox had struggled to score runs despite solid contact. Andrew Benintendi, Rafael Devers, Betts...
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Rob Bradford
April 07, 2018 - 11:03 am
The best starting rotation in baseball (after seven games, anyway) is about to get all its guys back. Red Sox manager Alex Cora said Saturday morning that Drew Pomeranz -- who has been sidelined with a strained flexor tendon -- will pitch for Triple-A Pawtucket Sunday at McCoy Stadium. If all goes...
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Portland Sea Dogs
Ryan Hannable
April 06, 2018 - 6:01 pm
On Friday afternoon, Major League Baseball announced Red Sox minor league infielder Michael Chavis has been suspended 80 games without pay after testing positive for Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the minor league drug prevention and treatment...
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Rob Bradford
April 06, 2018 - 11:18 am
The Red Sox have started their season at 6-1, with the starting rotation turning in a historic performance through their first seven chances. Hanley Ramirez has seemingly been revitalized, and Alex Cora's managerial stylings are starting to bubble up to the surface. But the story of the young...
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Rob Bradford
April 06, 2018 - 9:34 am
Alex Cora has a standard line when asked about the Red Sox starters' hot start. "It's what we expected," the Red Sox manager routinely quips. But ... this? After David Price extended his streak of 14 innings without giving up a run to start 2018, the Red Sox starters are running away with the ERA...
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Bobby Poyner
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John Tomase
April 05, 2018 - 9:42 pm
A year ago, when Bobby Poyner was pitching at Single-A, he couldn't have imagined he was months away from winning a home opener at Fenway Park. But after earning the confidence of manager Alex Cora during a strong spring, the 25-year-old found himself on the mound on Thursday in a situation that...
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Ryan Hannable
April 05, 2018 - 7:00 pm
What a difference a year makes for David Price. The 2017 season was a difficult one for Price, both on and off the field, but after an outstanding start in Thursday's home opener, it appears Price is a changed man. The left-hander walked off the mound following the seventh inning to loud cheers...
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Ryan Hannable
April 05, 2018 - 6:45 pm
The Red Sox officially have a starter for Sunday. Eduardo Rodriguez will make his season-debut against the Rays after missing the first turn through the rotation as he was on the 10-day disabled list. Rodriguez is coming back from offseason knee surgery. The left-hander appeared in a minor league...
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