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  • Straight-away center field will be 385 feet at London Stadium

    Hardball Talk "Marley Rivera of ESPN has a story about some of the on-field and in-game entertainment, as well as some aspects of the field conditions, for this weekend’s London Series. The fun stuff: a mascot race, not unlike the Sausage Race at Miller Park or the President’s race..." June 24

  • Shocking Names Who Could Be Available at the 2019 MLB Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "It's a safe guess Major League Baseball megastars such as Mike Trout, Christian Yelich, Cody Bellinger and Alex Bregman won't be available ahead of the July 31 trade deadline. There are otherwise plenty of stars who will be—and quite a few unexpected ones who..." June 24

  • Steven Wright 'nervous' about return, wants to 'earn back' trust, respect

    NBC Sports Boston "The Boston Red Sox are on the verge of getting back one of their key pitchers back to boost their rotation. Steven Wright, a soon-to-be 35-year-old knuckleballer, was suspended for the first 80 games of the 2019 MLB season after violating the league's PED policy. With..." June 24

  • Red Sox use schedule to offer extra rest to David Price

    MLB.com "With David Price showing signs of midseason fatigue of late, Red Sox manager Alex Cora is using the breaks in the schedule to get his veteran lefty extra rest. Price pitched well in his last start on Tuesday, holding the Twins to a run over five innings. Nonetheless, Cora pulled him..." June 23

  • Red Sox Won't Be 'Back' Until They Fix Bullpen With 2 Major Deals

    12 Up "In hindsight, backing up the Brinks truck for Craig Kimbrel doesn't look as bad as it did this summer, does it? The Boston Red Sox kept most of its 2018 World Series winning team together this offseason, but are currently sitting in third in the AL East, thanks in large part to..." June 23

  • Steven Wright Nearing Activation

    Mass Live "Knuckleballer Steven Wright is expected to be activated Tuesday, when he is eligible to return from his 80-game suspension for violating baseball’s performance-enhancing drug policy. Cora said Wright is expected to make one more rehab appearance with the PawSox before..." June 23

  • Intended target of David Ortiz shooting doubts Dominican authorities, says he has no enemies

    WEEI Boston "It came as a surprise when Dominican authorities announced Wednesday they determined David Ortiz was not the intended victim of the apparent assassination attempt at the Dial Bar and Lounge, including to the alleged actual target.  Sixto David Fernandez, who Dominican Attorney..." June 21

  • Red Sox’s Brock Holt Admits Looming Free Agency ‘Weird To Think About’

    NESN "A Boston Red Sox team without Brock Holt would feel pretty odd at this point. Holt, who has spent the past seven seasons with the Red Sox, is set to become a free agent after the 2019 campaign. With that looming, the popular utility man took time to reflect on his..." June 20

  • Red Sox Place Hector Velazquez On 10-Day IL

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Red Sox announced that they have placed right-hander Hector Velazquez on the 10-day injured list. He’s dealing with a back strain after throwing four innings of relief last night’s marathon contest. Righty Josh Smith is coming up to take the open roster spot...." June 19

  • Xander Bogaerts on All-Star results: 'It's kind of getting annoying'

    WEEI Boston "Xander Bogaerts is downright flummoxed. Bogaerts has been an All-Star just once in his previous five years of being a full-time big leaguer. That has left the Red Sox shortstop scratching his head. And now this ... Despite entering Tuesday leading all American League..." June 19

  • Carson Smith cut loose by Red Sox

    CBS Sports "Smith (shoulder) was released by the Red Sox on Wednesday, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports. Smith has been out of commission all season while working his way back from shoulder surgery he underwent last June. " June 19

  • David Price pulled vs. Twins after 5 innings and just 73 pitches; ‘not injury related,’ team says

    Mass Live "David Price was cruising vs. the Twins here Tuesday. The Boston Red Sox lefty tossed 5 innings, allowing just one run, four hits and no walks while striking out two. But then he left the game. Mike Shawaryn relieved him to begin the sixth inning. Price was at just 73..." June 19

  • M.L.B. and Players’ Union Set to Begin Early Labor Talks

    New York Times "Top officials from Major League Baseball and the M.L.B. Players’ Association met at the league office on Monday, the first step in a process that the union hopes will result in substantive changes to the sport’s labor agreement. Monday’s meeting was only to discuss..." June 18

  • Dominican Police ID Man Who Allegedly Paid For David Ortiz To Be Shot

    Total Pro Sports "Alberto Miguel Rodriguez Mota has been identified as the man behind the hit on former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz, who was shot in the back outside of a bar in the Dominican Republic. So, Mota is the man who is allegedly the mastermind of paying the little under $8,000 bounty and..." June 18

  • Why Yankees don’t regret passing on Chris Sale, how they’re dealing with current rotation need

    Newark Star-Ledger "The last question tossed at Yankees general manager Brian Cashman during a Monday afternoon news conference started with a reminder that the Boston Red Sox offered a better package in the 2016 offseason when they acquired ace Chris Sale from the..." June 18

  • David Ortiz's wife provides great update on Red Sox legend's health

    NBC Sports Boston "On a day when law enforcement identified the man who orchestrated the assassination attempt on Red Sox legend David Ortiz, good news has surfaced from the Intensive Care Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital.  According to a statement by the Red Sox on behalf of..." June 18

  • Top 50 Trade Candidates For The 2019 MLB Trade Deadline

    MLB Trade Rumors "We’re bringing back our annual series in the run-up to the trade deadline, drawing from our power ranking approach to pending free agents. As the summer trade market develops on a fairly tight timeline, you can expect more regular updates when modifications to the list are..." June 18

  • Red Sox sign Chris Owings to a minor-league contract

    Over The Monster "The Red Sox have added a little more position player depth to the upper levels of the minors on Monday with a minor-league signing of a former solid major-league player. According to Alex Speier of the Boston Globe, Boston has agreed to a minor-league deal with former Diamondbacks and Royal..." June 17

  • New Report Details Earlier Attempt to Harm David Ortiz Months Before Shooting

    12 Up "Last Sunday, former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was shot in his native Dominican Republic in what appeared to be an assassination attempt. Ortiz's health is looking up after he was transported to Boston and underwent another surgery, but we some new details..." June 17

  • What if Red Sox need to acquire starter instead of reliever?

    NBC Sports Boston "Dave Dombrowski recently told the Boston Globe that he'll have a better handle on the team's needs by the All-Star break. Let's hope that's not too late. Thanks to a significant change in baseball's trade season — there's only one..." June 17

  • Red Sox catcher proclaims team ‘back’ after sweep of Orioles

    Larry Brown Sports "The Boston Red Sox have had a very uneven season, but one of their players thinks this weekend’s sweep of the Baltimore Orioles could mark a turning point. Catcher Christian Vazquez celebrated the team’s three-game sweep in Baltimore by announcing to assembled reporters..." June 17

  • Boston Red Sox place Heath Hembree on IL with right elbow extensor strain, recall Josh Taylor

    Mass Live "The Red Sox have placed reliever Heath Hembree on the IL with a right elbow extensor strain. Hembree had posted a 0.52 ERA (one earned run, 17.2 innings) and .119 batting average against over his past 20 outings. “Just one of those that we’d rather stay away from..." June 15

  • David Ortiz’s ‘Guardian Angel’ Drove The Red Sox Star To The Hospital In His Rolls-Royce

    Inquisitr "Doctors are crediting the quick thinking of bystanders with saving the life of David “Big Papi” Ortiz after he got shot at a Dominican Republic bar. The Daily Mail says that local business owner Eliezer Salvador rushed a wounded Ortiz into his Rolls-Royce and drove at..." June 15

  • Eight MLB players having disappointing seasons

    Larry Brown Sports "We’re over two months into the MLB season, and things are really starting to take shape across the league. While we’ve been delighted by the performances of numerous star players, there are also some big names that have, for whatever reason, simply failed to launch in 2019 and have..." June 14

  • Report: David Ortiz murder plot may have been hatched from prison

    NBC Sports Boston "It's looking more likely that the shooting of David Ortiz wasn't an isolated act but rather a premeditated plan to murder the Boston Red Sox legend. Authorities in the Dominican Republic are investigating whether two suspects in the case -- Jose Eduardo Ciprian Lebron..." June 14

  • Three More Arrested In Connection With David Ortiz Shooting As Manhunt For Another Continues

    Total Pro Sports "Just when you thought this David Ortiz case couldn’t get any crazier, there are even more arrests in this case. Three more people were arrested late Thursday in the botched attempted assassination of Red Sox legend David Ortiz. As the search for Luis Alfredo..." June 14

  • Why MLB players are being hit at a historic rate

    NBC Sports Washington "The baseball has been a torture device this season, thumping hitters from shoulder to toe, producing injuries which have altered races. The Nationals know this as well as anyone. Anthony Rendon appeared part of Voodoo get-back when he was hit on the elbow, foot, shin and quad. He’s played..." June 14

  • MLB trade deadline: Red Sox, Giants among baseball’s most interesting potential dealmakers

    Sporting News "When the Red Sox fell to 11-17 in late-April with a loss to the Rays, they forced themselves to spend much of the first half playing catch-up in the AL East. Boston has somewhat recovered from the slow start, but it remains 7 1/2 games out of the AL East and in far worse shape than Tampa Bay or..." June 14

  • MLB Rumor: Major League Baseball Possibly Exploring Las Vegas Expansion

    Total Pro Sports "Las Vegas has been mentioned in the past few years as a possibility for Major League Baseball expansion, with MLB commissioner Rob Manfred stating on The Dan Patrick Show in 2018, “I think Vegas is a viable expansion alternative. I think it’s big enough.” Vegas..." June 13

  • Trump Will Play Ball With MLB On Cuban Players If League Helps With Venezuela

    NPR "President Trump has resumed talks with Major League Baseball owners after his administration blocked a historic agreement that would have allowed Cuban baseball players to join MLB teams without having to defect. But the White House made clear that in exchange for revisiting..." June 13

  • Dominican players ’embarrassed’ by David Ortiz shooting

    Larry Brown Sports "David Ortiz is considered a legend in the Dominican Republic, but that status was not enough to protect him from an attempted murder in his hometown of Santo Domingo last weekend. In addition to coming awfully close to being one of the greatest tragedies in sports history, Boston Red Sox..." June 13

  • David Ortiz's Wife Thanks Dominican Surgeons For Helping Avoid 'Tragic Ending'

    CBS Boston "David Ortiz’s wife Tiffany released a new statement on Thursday, thanking surgeons in the Dominican Republic for helping avoid a “tragic ending” after he was shot in the back. “David remains in guarded condition in the surgical intensive care unit following his..." June 13

  • Cops: Suspect in David Ortiz shooting was offered $7.8K

    ESPN "Six suspects, including the alleged gunman, have been detained in the shooting of former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz, the Dominican Republic's chief prosecutor said Wednesday. Other suspects were also being pursued in the shooting, which witnesses said was carried..." June 13

  • David Ortiz 'making good progress,' including taking a few steps, wife says

    USA Today "Retired Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz has been able to sit up and take a few steps over the past 24 hours after undergoing a second surgery in Boston, according to his wife, Tiffany. In an update released through the team early Wednesday afternoon, Tiffany Ortiz..." June 12

  • How Red Sox could blow this team up if they don't start playing better, and five stars they could trade

    NBC Sports Boston "David Price may have been on to something. Back in April, the Red Sox left-hander issued a warning after a two-game sweep at Yankee Stadium. "If we don't play better, there's going to be a lot of changes around here," he told the Boston Globe...." June 12

  • Eduardo Nunez talks with David Ortiz, 'embarrassed' by shooting

    ESPN "Boston Red Sox infielder Eduardo Nunez lamented the fact that David Ortiz was shot in their native Dominican Republic, calling the incident an "international shame." Nunez, who is friends with Ortiz and shares an agent with the former Red Sox star, told ESPN's Marly..." June 12

  • David Ortiz shooting: Second suspect arrested, motive remains unclear as former Red Sox star recovers in Boston

    CBS Sports "Police in the Dominican Republic have arrested a second suspect in connection to the shooting of former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz, a spokeswoman for the Dominican national prosecutor's office told reporters on Wednesday. As CBS News reports, Julieta Tejeda,..." June 12

  • No ‘proclamation’ yet: Dombrowski must see Red Sox improve before talking trades

    Boston Herald "  The Red Sox need pitching reinforcements, and they’re likely to get some if the team starts playing better. Manager Alex Cora acknowledged on Tuesday that the Sox will need to add pitchers before the July 31 trade deadline, which is all-encompassing..." June 12

  • 2nd Person Arrested in Dominican Republic in David Ortiz Shooting

    Bleacher Report "A second person has reportedly been arrested as part of the investigation into the David Ortiz shooting. The Associated Press (h/t Washington Post) cited Julieta Tejeda, who is a spokeswoman for the Dominican Republic's national prosecutor's office,..." June 12

  • A couple of MLB division races are already over – but others are just about to get going

    USA Today "With four teams on pace to lose 100 games, there will already be enough meaningless baseball this summer without declaring any division races dead by Flag Day. Yet here we are. A potent combination of organizational brilliance and competitive malfeasance has once..." June 12

  • David Ortiz alert, even smiling, after undergoing exploratory surgery in Boston

    Hardball Talk "Marley Rivera of ESPN has an update on David Oritz, having spoken with Ortiz’s spokesperson, Leo López. Rivera reports that the retired slugger was flown from the Dominican Republic to Boston last night where he underwent exploratory surgery at Massachusetts General..." June 11

  • Report: David Ortiz Had Been Warned That His Life Was “In Danger” Prior To Shooting

    Total Pro Sports "Boston Red Sox legend David Ortiz is currently in the United States being worked on after being shot in the back in his native Dominican Republic, but we are still finding out information on what happened and what may have led to this event. David Ortiz had reportedly been warned that..." June 11

  • David Ortiz Needed 2nd Surgery After Boston Return, 'Resting Comfortably'

    TMZ "David Ortiz underwent a SECOND surgery Monday night in Boston to repair injuries he suffered after being shot in the back on Sunday ... his wife, Tiffany Ortiz, announced. But, she adds Big Papi is now doing fine and is "resting comfortably." The MLB..." June 11

  • Doctors expect David Ortiz to make a full recovery

    Larry Brown Sports "David Ortiz arrived in Boston from the Dominican Republic on Monday night and was examined extensively by doctors, and the former Red Sox star and his family were given good news. Ortiz’s spokesperson Leo Lopez told ESPN’s Marly Rivera on Tuesday that Big Papi underwent..." June 11

  • David Ortiz's assistant: 'No doubt' that attack was done by hitman

    USA Today "Addressing the media Monday afternoon in the Dominican Republic, David Ortiz's assistant Leo López said the former MLB star's shooting was "no doubt" the act of hitmen. "The robbery was discarded and there's no doubt it was an act of..." June 11

  • David Ortiz receives police escort to Mass General Hospital for treatment

    Larry Brown Sports "David Ortiz was transported from the Dominican Republic to Boston on Monday to receive medical care after being shot the night before in his native country. The former Boston Red Sox slugger flew in a private plane from the Dominican Republic to Boston and arrived at Boston Logan..." June 11

  • Pedro Martinez breaks down in tears while talking about David Ortiz shooting

    USA Today "Pedro Martinez broke down in tears on MLB Network on Monday night while talking about the shooting of his longtime friend and former Boston Red Sox teammate, David Ortiz. "I don't have enough words to describe who David is, what David means to baseball,"..." June 11

  • Red Sox change start time for Bruins' Cup quest

    ESPN "Even the Boston Red Sox recognize that there will be only one game in town on Wednesday night. The Red Sox moved up the start of their Wednesday game to accommodate the Boston Bruins, who will face the St. Louis Blues in the decisive Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final across town. " June 10

  • Crazy Reports Claims Drug Lord Hired Shooters To Kill David Ortiz Over Alleged Affair With Wife

    Total Pro Sports "Less than 24 hours after the crazy news about David Ortiz being shot in his native Dominican Republic, we are learning even more details that may explain why he was rolled up on by an assailant and shot. It seems there was actually a reason for it and it involves police officers. The..." June 10

  • Red Sox president says David Ortiz’s condition is still ‘serious’

    Larry Brown Sports "David Ortiz is expected to arrive in Boston from the Dominican Republic at some point Monday evening, and it sounds like he still has a long way to go with his recovery from a gun shot. Red Sox president Sam Kennedy spoke with the media on Monday, and he described Ortiz’s..." June 10