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  • Red Sox put ace Chris Sale on DL with shoulder inflammation

    ESPN "Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale, who came off the disabled list last Sunday, has returned to the 10-day DL with left shoulder inflammation, the team announced Saturday. Last Sunday, Sale, making his first start in two weeks, had 12 strikeouts in five innings against the Baltimore..." August 18

  • Devers lands on DL for 3rd time in 5 weeks

    The Score "The disabled list is becoming far too familiar for Rafael Devers. Boston placed the third baseman on the 10-day disabled list Friday while activating second baseman Ian Kinsler in the process, the team announced. This is the third time in five weeks Devers has landed on the..." August 17

  • Alex Cora made it clear Eduardo Rodriguez will rejoin starting rotation when activated off disabled list

    Boston Herald "After the Red Sox’ road trip ended with a 7-4 loss to the Phillies last night, manager Alex Cora thought it was time to address the team. Cora said he talked to the players after the game and offered praise for a strong trip that will send them back to Fenway Park with a 10-game..." August 17

  • Why Mookie Betts deserves the AL MVP amidst a crowded field packed with deserving

    CBS Sports "We here at CBS Sports have spent the week analyzing all of baseball's award races. Today, we'll conclude our series by dissecting the American League Most Valuable Player Award. As you probably know, there a a lot of capable candidates. Let's get to it. Mookie..." August 17

  • Jacob deGrom, Chris Sale on pace to do something we haven't seen since 1972

    The Sports Daily "At first glance, Jacob deGrom and Chris Sale don’t have a whole lot in common. One plays for the American League’s best team, while the other is the unquestioned ace on one of the National League’s worst teams. One is left-handed and the other is right-handed. One..." August 16

  • Red Sox slugger J.D. Martinez has turned into Babe Ruth and Barry Bonds over the last calendar year

    CBS Sports "Here's a PSA: Boston Red Sox slugger J.D. Martinez is having himself some season. Martinez entered Tuesday hitting .333/.401/.669 (that's a 182 OPS+) with 37 home runs and 104 runs batted in. He leads the majors in home runs and RBI and is second in batting average to teammate..." August 15

  • How Martinez rose from ashes of Astros release to Red Sox stardom

    NBC Sports Boston "Good things come to those who wait. And while it’s hard to knock the results of the Houston Astros’ “process,” a new piece from Sports Illustrated details how J.D. Martinez has them wishing they waited a little longer. Coming off an age-25..." August 14

  • Red Sox Designate Dan Butler For Assignment

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Red Sox announced that they’ve activated catcher/utilityman Blake Swihart from the 10-day disabled list and designated catcher Dan Butler for assignment to open a spot on the roster. Boston had selected the contract of Butler, 31, when Swihart hit the DL earlier..." August 14

  • 2001 Mariners look safe, because Red Sox have little chance at 116 wins, even less motivation

    WEEI Boston "Until the playoffs begin, the Red Sox can occupy the final six weeks of the season with pursuits like Mookie Betts hitting for the cycle (check), J.D. Martinez's Triple Crown bid (if Mookie gets out of his way), or Chris Sale taking home his first Cy Young award (Sunday was a step in the..." August 14

  • Nathan Eovaldi Never Doubted Comeback After Second Tommy John Surgery

    NESN "It hasn’t been an easy journey for Nathan Eovaldi having undergone two Tommy John surgeries, but he never let that hinder his comeback. The Boston Red Sox starting pitcher, who was acquired in a trade with the Tampa Bay Rays in July, only was a teenager when he needed his first..." August 13

  • Payroll shouldn't keep Cora from Manager of the Year talk

    NBC Sports Boston "The 2018 Red Sox might be special enough to make the voters overlook Cinderella. The Manager of the Year award often plays out as the Surprise Team of the Year award: an acknowledgment of unexpected small- to mid-market success. Why, how did that little team push so much far..." August 13

  • Chris Sale Makes Return To Mound In Series Finale Vs. Orioles

    NESN "After a two-week hiatus, it’s finally (Chris) Sale Day again. The Boston Red Sox left-hander has been on the disabled list with left shoulder inflammation since July 28, but he will make his return to the mound Sunday in the series finale against the Baltimore Orioles at..." August 12

  • 'Hitters aren't hitting it': How a cut fastball revived Nathan Eovaldi's career

    The Score "Two years ago, just before his elbow crapped out for the second time, Nathan Eovaldi started experimenting with the pitch that would revitalize his career. His repertoire, anchored by a four-seamer that routinely touched 100 mph, was already pretty deep, featuring a splitter, slider,..." August 11

  • Dave Dombrowski recommits to minor league development

    Boston Herald "Soon after the non-waiver trade deadline on July 31, Dave Dombrowski made a public admission about the state of the Red Sox organization. “I know our farm system has taken a hit, and a lot of that is my responsibility because we’ve traded a lot of guys,” the..." August 10

  • Red Sox Move Drew Pomeranz To Bullpen

    MLB Trade Rumors "Manager Alex Cora announced today that Drew Pomeranz is being shifted to the bullpen, as Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe was among those to tweet. The move hardly comes as a surprise by measure of Pomeranz’ merit. After all, the lefty has walked..." August 09

  • What Is Causing Craig Kimbrel’s Recent Struggles? Alex Cora Has A Theory

    NESN "It’s hard to find anything wrong with the Boston Red Sox right now. They just won their 80th game thanks to another dramatic comeback and lead the American League East by 9 1/2 games. That said… Craig Kimbrel has had a pretty rough two weeks. The Red..." August 08

  • Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy again diagnosed with cancer

    ESPN "Jerry Remy, a former Boston Red Sox second baseman who is an analyst on the team's television broadcasts, has again been diagnosed with cancer, NESN said in a statement Tuesday. "Jerry Remy has been diagnosed once again with cancer," the network's statement..." August 07

  • Chris Sale to come off DL in time to make start Sunday vs. O's

    ESPN "Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale is expected to return from the disabled list on Sunday at Baltimore, manager Alex Cora said. Sale has been on the DL since last week due to shoulder inflammation. There was some talk that he would return Wednesday in Toronto, but..." August 07

  • Is Nathan Eovaldi setting himself up for a big payday?

    WEEI Boston "Remember Rich Hill? It took the lefty four starts at the end of the 2015 season (just four) to resurrect his career at the age of 35 years old and send him on a path that ultimately earned Hill four years of contracts worth $54 million. That's how powerful a good run of games can..." August 07

  • Red Sox won't start Chris Sale (shoulder) in 3-game series vs. Jays

    ESPN "Boston Red Sox left-handed ace Chris Sale, on the disabled list because of shoulder inflammation, will not return for this week's series in Toronto. When Sale went on the DL, both he and team said the issue was minor and it was likely he would miss only one start. Manager Alex..." August 06

  • JD Martinez: Aroldis Chapman is ‘not as intimidating’ anymore

    Larry Brown Sports "The Boston Red Sox mounted an improbable comeback against the New York Yankees on Sunday night, and J.D. Martinez feels it was made possible in part by Aroldis Chapman not intimidating hitters the way he once did. Martinez hit a single off Chapman with two outs in the 9th inning that..." August 06

  • Can the slumping Yankees bounce back at David Price's expense?

    ESPN "Even as the hot and muggy dog days of summer move in, an icy chill runs rampant through the New York Yankees' clubhouse. It's a chill that has gone right after the team's bats, causing the Yankees to post some of their worst offensive numbers of the season. It's a..." August 05

  • Red Sox to place Ian Kinsler on 10-day disabled list

    Hardball Talk "Red Sox second baseman Ian Kinsler is headed for the 10-day disabled list after sustaining a left hamstring strain on Friday, per Rob Bradford of Second baseman Tony Renda will likely be recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket to fill in for Kinsler on Saturday. It’s not certain when..." August 04

  • Red Sox Place Ian Kinsler on DL, Pedroia To 60-Day DL

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Red Sox have officially placed the recently-acquired Ian Kinsler on the disabled list and moved fellow second baseman Dustin Pedroia to the 60-day DL. Infielder Tony Renda has been added to the MLB roster to take Kinsler’s place. Kinsler, of course, recently came to Boston..." August 04

  • Indians Pursued Ian Kinsler Trade

    MLB Trade Rumors "Among many notes of interest in his deadline run-down (subscription link), Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic writes that the Indians made a run at Ian Kinsler before the Angels instead sent him to the Red Sox. That move would have bumped incumbent second baseman Jason Kipnis..." August 04

  • Yankees' Boone says 'there's zero intent' on Severino buzzing Betts

    The Score "During the first plate appearance of Friday's game between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees, Rick Porcello plunked Brett Gardner on the elbow in an 0-2 count. In the bottom of the first, after Porcello retired the next three batters, Luis Severino threw a fastball up and in..." August 04

  • Porcello's gem nearly cost furniture company $100M in refunds

    The Score "On Friday, Rick Porcello dominated the New York Yankees, allowing only a solo home run in the third inning before retiring the next 21 consecutive batters. In retrospect, that hit would be the only knock costing the Boston Red Sox right-hander a chance at a no-hitter, while simultaneously..." August 04

  • MVP candidate Mookie Betts could see more action in infield

    Yardbarker "Mookie Betts may see time defensively at a position he hasn’t played regularly since his rookie season. Ian Kinsler left Friday’s game between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees due to tightness in his left hamstring. He was replaced at second base by Mookie Betts,..." August 04

  • Betts calls return to 2B 'dream come true'

    Mass Live "For Mookie Betts, a return to his old stomping grounds at second base was "like a dream come true." Betts, who had not appeared at the keystone since Sept. 2014, returned to the spot in emergency duty Friday night after Ian Kinsler left the game with hamstring tightness...." August 04

  • Swihart goes on DL with hamstring strain "The Boston Red Sox today placed catcher/utility player Blake Swihart on the 10-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain. To take his place on the 25-man active roster, the Red Sox selected catcher Dan Butler's contract from Triple-A Pawtucket and added him to the active roster...." August 03

  • Did the Red Sox troll Brian Cashman on Twitter after thrashing Yankees?

    Sportress of Blogitude "The Boston Red Sox rolled right over the New York Yankees on Thursday night, thrashing their division rivals by a score of 15-7 at Fenway Park. The lopsided victory allowed the Red Sox to open up a 6.5-game lead over the Yankees in the AL East. It also allowed Boston to deliver some..." August 03

  • Red Sox Want To Sign Mookie Betts To Long-Term Contract

    NESN "Red Sox principal owner John Henry confirmed the obvious Tuesday: Boston would like to keep Mookie Betts around for a long time. The Boston Globe’s Peter Abraham exchanged emails with Henry on the eve of the Red Sox’s series against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park, and..." August 02

  • X-rays on Xander Bogaerts negative after HBP

    Yardbarker "The Boston Red Sox got some good news about the status of Xander Bogaerts following a scare on Tuesday night. Bogaerts was hit in the hand during the ninth inning of Boston’s 3-1 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies. Bogaerts was hit in the same spot as last July, which..." August 01

  • Adam Lind Opts Out Of Red Sox Contract

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Red Sox have released first baseman Adam Lind after he opted out of his contract with the organization, per a club announcement (h/t Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic, on Twitter). He’ll again head onto the open market in search of another opportunity. It came as a surprise when..." August 01

  • Gabe Kapler denies ordering a Phillies fan's ejection at Fenway Park

    Yardbarker "Gabe Kapler has denied authorizing the ejection of Philadelphia Phillies fan from Fenway Park during a game earlier this week. Eric Rohlfing, 46, claims that Kapler ordered his ejection from Fenway during Monday’s Phillies-Red Sox game. Rohlfing’s ejection..." August 01

  • Red Sox Place Chris Sale on 10-Day DL

    NBC Boston "The Boston Red Sox announced Tuesday that they have placed starting pitcher Chris Sale on the 10-day disabled list with left shoulder inflammation, retroactive to July 28. To fill Sale’s spot on the 25-man roster, the club recalled RHP Brandon Workman from Triple-A..." July 31

  • Red Sox Pursued Trade For Kelvin Herrera

    MLB Trade Rumors "Although the Red Sox didn’t add to their bullpen prior to Tuesday’s non-waiver trade deadline, they were connected to several relievers in recent rumors. Add the Nationals’ Kelvin Herrera to the group of relievers who landed on the Red Sox’s radar, as Alex Speier of the..." July 31

  • Red Sox trade for Angels' Ian Kinsler

    ESPN "The Boston Red Sox have acquired former Gold Glove-winning second baseman Ian Kinsler from the Los Angeles Angels, the team announced Monday night. Kinsler, 36, is batting .239 this season, with 13 home runs and 32 RBIs. But with second baseman Dustin Pedroia shelved indefinitely, the..." July 31

  • Alex Cora grieving death of Miami coach's son in car crash

    ESPN "A car crash on Saturday in Miami took the life of a 16-year-old athlete, bringing heartbreak that touched two area high schools, the University of Miami and the Boston Red Sox. Ari Arteaga was killed, and his girlfriend, Indira Rambarran, sustained "incapacitating injuries"..." July 30

  • Red Sox 'determined' to add reliever; Kela, Yates among targets

    The Score "Just because the Boston Red Sox are on pace to post one of the best regular-season records in history, that doesn't mean they're satisfied. Boston, which sits 5 1/2 games up on the rival New York Yankees in the AL East, is "determined" to add additional relief help..." July 30

  • Red Sox 3B Rafael Devers strains hamstring on bunt, likely to DL

    ESPN "Boston Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers is likely to go on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring, manager Alex Cora said Saturday after his team's 10-4 win over the Minnesota Twins. Cora said Devers strained his left hamstring on his bunt single in the first..." July 29

  • Chris Sale, Max Scherzer continue to separate themselves from the pack

    The Sports Daily "When it comes to racking up strikeouts on the mound, it’s hard to beat what Chris Sale of the Boston Red Sox and Max Scherzer of the Washington Nationals have been doing these days. Their respective abilities to make hitters swing and miss was on full display in 2017 —..." July 28

  • Sale becomes fastest pitcher in AL history to reach 200-K mark

    The Score "Chris Sale is striking out batters at a historic rate this season. The Red Sox left-hander became the first pitcher in the majors to reach 200 strikeouts this season during Boston's game against the Minnesota Twins on Friday, and also became the fastest pitcher in American League..." July 28

  • Three under-the-radar trade targets for Red Sox

    WEEI Boston "With six days remaining until the trade deadline, the Red Sox continue to search for bullpen and infield options after landing starter Nathan Eovaldi. At this stage of the game, the most decorated bullpen arm on the block in Zach Britton is off the table. With depleted prospect stock,..." July 26

  • Alex Cora Annoyed Red Sox, Orioles Played over 1 Inning Before Rainout

    Bleacher Report "Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora criticized the Baltimore Orioles for their decision to begin Wednesday's game despite the forecast showing inclement weather was oncoming. The game, which was initially delayed for two hours and 33 minutes, was later..." July 26

  • Red Sox make trade-deadline splash with Nathan Eovaldi

    New York Post "The Red Sox have added a starter before the Yankees. And he’s a familiar one. Boston traded for Nathan Eovaldi on Wednesday morning in exchange for pitching prospect Jalen Beeks, as first reported by The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal, adding the right-hander to a staff..." July 25

  • Red Sox' clubhouse not anxious about trade deadline

    WEEI Boston "Alex Cora has been through the days leading up to the non-waiver trade deadline as a player, and last year as a coach. So he has some understanding about what kind of anxiety and expectations come with the moves are made and not made. Prior to his team's game against the Orioles..." July 24

  • Red Sox's dominance nearing historic heights: 'We do everything extremely well'

    USA Today "David Price leaned back in his chair and pondered how it was possible his Boston Red Sox managed to win seven of every 10 games they played this season, from the cool of March to the doorstep of August. Then, the veteran left-hander paused. “Are we 70-30?” he..." July 24

  • Red Sox’s Drew Pomeranz To Come Off DL, Make Start Tuesday Vs. Orioles

    NESN "It’s been quite some time since Drew Pomeranz has set foot on a Major League Baseball mound. The left-hander hasn’t pitched for the Boston Red Sox since May 31 after suffering biceps tendinitis. In addition to the injury, it’s been a frustrating season for Pomeranz,..." July 24

  • Orioles closer Zach Britton an attractive target for Red Sox

    Boston Herald "The velocity is coming back and Zach Britton’s numbers are looking better. Pay attention this week. The Red Sox should get a first-hand look at the Orioles star closer over three games at Camden Yards. And if there’s any way Dave Dombrowski can pull off that..." July 24