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  • Red Sox pitcher Nathan Eovaldi to have elbow surgery

    NBC Sports Boston "The Boston Red Sox starting rotation took a hit Monday. Left-handed starter Nathan Eovaldi will have right elbow surgery, per The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal. WEEI's Rob Bradford reported an expected timetable for Eovaldi's absence. Eovaldi has a 6.00 ERA..." April 22

  • Chris Sale appears poised to make his real 2019 debut, and Alex Cora called it

    NBC Sports Boston "When it comes to Monday's start against the Tigers (weather permitting), you're either with Chris Sale or Alex Cora. Sign me up for Team Cora. Let's explain: Last week in New York, Sale lost his fourth straight outing to open the season. This one differed from..." April 22

  • MLB rumors: Mets only interested in Craig Kimbrel under this condition

    Newark Star-Ledger "Craig Kimbrel won’t be closing games for the Mets anytime soon. That doesn’t mean the veteran relief ace won’t be pitching in Queens or suiting up in blue and orange. It just means the Mets won’t be signing Kimbrel to close games. If the ex-Red..." April 22

  • In case you missed it, J.D. Martinez is still really good

    WEEI Boston "First impressions were a powerful thing when it came to J.D. Martinez last season. After 22 games it had become clear what the Red Sox' had in the middle of their lineup -- the kind of presence David Ortiz left behind two seasons before. Martinez kicked off his Sox'..." April 22

  • Red Sox Place Nathan Eovaldi On 10-Day IL

    MLB Trade Rumors "Red Sox right-hander Nathan Eovaldi has been placed on the 10-day injured list due to a loose body in his elbow, per’s Chris Cotillo. Bobby Poyner will take Eovaldi’s roster spot (Twitter links). The move is retroactive to April 18th. This is not a new injury..." April 20

  • Red Sox Place Eduardo Nunez On IL, Promote Michael Chavis, Designate Erasmo Ramirez

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Red Sox announced a series of roster moves Friday morning, revealing that they’ve placed Eduardo Nunez on the 10-day injured list (retroactive to April 18) due to a mid-back strain). Additionally, Boston has designated righty Erasmo Ramirez for assignment and recalled infielders..." April 19

  • Blake Swihart dealt to Arizona

    CBS Sports "Swihart was traded from the Red Sox to the Diamondbacks in exchange for Marcus Wilson on Friday. The Red Sox were confident that they could get a trade done in the next 24 hours, and Arizona evidently offered up the most enticing deal. " April 19

  • Chris Sale Showing Ominous Early Signs of $145M Red Sox Mistake

    Bleacher Report ""I just flat-out stink right now," Boston Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale told reporters after he coughed up four runs in five innings against the New York Yankees on Tuesday. It's hard to argue. To put it in perspective, Sale's substandard showing..." April 19

  • Dustin Pedroia goes back on injured list, but it appears he dodged a bullet

    Boston Globe "Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia did not sustain a serious injury to his left knee on Wednesday night, a major league source told the Globe. Pedroia, who was examined in New York on Thursday, was placed on the injured list with what the team termed as..." April 19

  • David Price offers vague reason for why he won’t visit White House

    Larry Brown Sports "Several Boston Red Sox players have said they will not attend the White House next month when the team visits to be honored for winning the World Series, and David Price is the latest. The reason behind his decision, however, is a bit unclear. Price, who finally proved his worth to..." April 18

  • David Price Wonders If Red Sox Stars Will Be Traded Should Struggles Continue

    NESN "The Boston Red Sox just can’t seem to get it going. After suffering a two-game sweep at the hands of the rival New York Yankees, the Red Sox sit at 6-13 on the season, which currently serves as the worst record in the American League. Alex Cora and his team have..." April 18

  • Report: Craig Kimbrel open to three-year deal

    Larry Brown Sports "Craig Kimbrel appears to be adjusting his salary expectations now that the MLB season is well underway and he remains a free agent. At one point during the offseason, Kimbrel was reportedly seeking a five-year contract and as much as $100 million. While he’s one of the best..." April 18

  • MLB rumors: Craig Kimbrel to NL East, but not Phillies or Mets?

    Newark Star-Ledger "MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reports Craig Kimbrel is open to the idea of signing a three-year contract. Heyman lists the Braves, Nationals, Phillies and Brewers as potential landing spots.

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  • Alex Cora believes Mookie Betts is very close to snapping out of slump

    Boston Herald "Mookie Betts is beginning his season in an offensive slump almost as concerning as the Red Sox’ overall start. But manager Alex Cora is not about to do anything drastic. “Hit him eighth? No, I’m not hitting him eighth,” Cora said before..." April 18

  • Dustin Pedroia felt ‘something weird’ in knee on swing

    Larry Brown Sports "Dustin Pedroia left Wednesday’s Boston Red Sox-New York Yankees game in the second inning after hurting his knee in an at-bat, and he provided some context afterwards. Pedroia flew out to right field in the top of the second and was replaced by Eduardo Nunez in the bottom half..." April 18

  • David Price: 'No one should have an off day' on Jackie Robinson Day

    USA Today "Red Sox pitcher David Price took to Twitter on Wednesday to express his displeasure that Major League Baseball didn't have a full of slate of games for Jackie Robinson Day on Monday. Only 20 of the league's 30 teams were in action on April 15, the annual celebration of..." April 17

  • Alex Cora thinks we could see the ‘real Chris Sale’ in next start

    Larry Brown Sports "Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale was roughed up yet again on Tuesday night, this time in an 8-0 blowout loss to the division rival New York Yankees. The left-hander has lost all four of his starts this season and has looked horrible out of the gate, but his manager thinks he is ready to turn a..." April 17

  • MLB rumors: NL contender ready to beat Phillies, Mets to Craig Kimbrel, Dallas Keuchel

    Newark Star-Ledger "Watch out, NL East contenders. The Milwaukee Brewers are lurking as the team to watch in the sweepstakes for one (or both) of the high-profile free-agent arms still out on the market. According to, the Brewers are still in contact with the agents for..." April 17

  • Why Alex Cora Still Isn’t Worried About Chris Sale Despite Struggles

    NESN "The Red Sox needed Chris Sale to be Chris Sale on Tuesday night. Unfortunately for Boston, the left-hander turned in another dud. Sale was roughed up in the series opener against the New York Yankees, allowing four runs on seven hits over just five innings. The poor outing..." April 17

  • Red Sox Run Differential is Truly Stunning to See

    12 Up "It's safe to say that the Boston Red Sox have not looked like their 2018 championship form so far this season.  After Tuesday night's horrific 8-0 loss against their division rivals the New York Yankees, the Boston Red Sox fell to 6-12, putting them among the bottom 5..." April 17

  • Mookie Betts appears to be favoring right wrist after collision with fence

    NBC Sports Boston "A trying season for Mookie Betts got a little worse on Tuesday night in Yankee Stadium. Betts appeared to experience discomfort in his right wrist chasing a Clint Frazier home run in the fourth inning. He crashed into the right-field fence at the apex of his leap off a dead sprint...." April 17

  • MLB rumors: How Craig Kimbrel to Mets could have pitching domino effect

    Newark Star-Ledger "Almost every team in baseball could use Craig Kimbrel, including the Mets. But beyond adding a dominant late-inning arm to the bullpen, Kimbrel could have a domino effect on the Mets entire pitching staff.’s John Harper laid it out in light..." April 17

  • Red Sox unfazed by minimal production and playing time from Dustin Pedroia

    Boston Herald "Dustin Pedroia has started only three of the Red Sox’ 18 games this season and is hitting .105, slugging .105 and with a .150 on-base percentage. The Red Sox don’t see his durability or production as a problem or as a surprise. “He’s coming back..." April 17

  • Braves fans chant for Craig Kimbrel during bullpen meltdown

    Sportsnaut "Atlanta Braves pitchers made a mess out of the ninth inning on Tuesday. By the time it was over, the fans at SunTrust Park were ready for a reunion with Craig Kimbrel. The Braves and Arizona Diamondbacks entered the ninth inning tied at 6. But A.J. Minter surrendered a home run from..." April 17

  • Dombrowski 'not overly concerned' by slow start "How concerned is Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski about his team's disappointing start? "I'm concerned, because we haven't played well, but I'm not overly concerned," Dombrowski said. "It's early in the season and I've..." April 16

  • Stunning study shows MLB umps got 32K calls wrong in 2018

    Sportsnaut "If you’re a proponent of robot umps taking over at the MLB level, then a new study put together by graduate students at Boston University will strengthen your stance. The information garnered by this study, which evaluated nearly four million pitches over the span of..." April 16

  • Red Sox recall catcher Sandy Leon amid early season struggles

    Sporting News "The Red Sox have decided to switch up their roster as they try to maneuver out of a rough start to the season. The defending World Series champions have activated catcher Sandy Leon and designated catcher Blake Swihart for assignment, the team announced..." April 16

  • Report: Craig Kimbrel 'closer' to picking team

    The Score "Free agent Craig Kimbrel is moving "closer" to deciding which team he will sign with, but there is no clear favorite, a source told Jon Morosi of The Milwaukee Brewers are one of the teams that recently talked with the closer's agent,..." April 16

  • MLB Rumors: Red Sox Designate Catcher Blake Swihart For Assignment

    NESN "The Boston Red Sox reportedly are moving on from Blake Swihart. The Red Sox designated the 27-year-old catcher for assignment Tuesday, according to multiple reports. Major League Baseball insider Evan Drellich was the first to report the news. There’s a chance Swihart..." April 16

  • Mookie expects more from himself: 'What I'm doing is unacceptable'

    Yardbarker "The start to the 2019 season has been rough for Mookie Betts. And in discussing his play, the reigning AL MVP isn’t giving himself any breaks. For the season, Betts is hitting .222/.324/.413 with three home runs and one steal. After Monday’s game — in which he went..." April 15

  • Chris Sale lost his fastball. Now the Red Sox could lose the AL East.

    Washington Post "The Boston Red Sox were supposed to contend with the New York Yankees for the American League East title. Instead, they are 6-10 and limping into a series against the Yankees beginning Tuesday evening. Chris Sale, the team’s ace, is at the heart of the matter, and if he doesn’t..." April 15

  • Red Sox catcher Vazquez jokes about 1st start at 2B: I'll block grounders

    Mass Live "Catcher Christian Vazquez will play second base for the first time in his major league career Monday. He played 4.2 innings there at Low-A Greenville during 2010. Manager Alex Cora made a few position changes before the Red Sox’s Patriots’ Day game, including moving Dustin..." April 15

  • MLB rumors: Free agent closer Craig Kimbrel finally drops asking price

    Newark Star-Ledger "It sounds like Craig Kimbrel sees the writing on the wall. Six years, $120M? Five years, $100M? In an age of bullpen by committee and teams fearful of the luxury tax, it’s almost impossible to imagine any team dishing out that kind of money for a closer...." April 15

  • From malcontent to masterful: How David Price became indispensable to the Red Sox

    NBC Sports Boston "Somebody should rummage through the discarded laundry of the 2014 Red Sox and find a t-shirt that's only to be worn on the days David Price pitches. "He's the Ace." Three years after signing a record $217 million contract and two years after watching it..." April 15

  • Alex Cora Explains Reason For Starting Christian Vazquez At Second Base

    NESN "Christian Vazquez — like, Christian Vazquez the catcher — will start at second base Monday morning for the Boston Red Sox. This is not a drill. With Brock Holt still on the injured list, Dustin Pedroia still unable to handle a heavy workload and Eduardo Nunez..." April 15

  • Benintendi exits after fouling ball off leg "Red Sox left fielder Andrew Benintendi left Sunday's game against the Orioles before the start of the fourth inning after fouling a ball off his right leg during an at-bat in the bottom of the third. Benintendi incurred his injury in his second at-bat of the day, hammering a..." April 14

  • Kimbrel seeking 'fair' deal similar to Britton, Davis

    Sporting News "Craig Kimbrel's price tag may be dropping. The free agent closer is still committed to waiting for the right deal it appears, but according to The Athletic, the right deal now falls somewhere between what Wade Davis got for the Rockies last season - three years, $52 million - and..." April 14

  • Report: Kimbrel was still seeking $100M deal in March

    The Score "Free-agent closer Craig Kimbrel doesn't appear to be giving up on landing a lucrative long-term deal despite the new MLB season being well underway. The 30-year-old was seeking a five-year contract in the $100-million range all offseason and those demands have not appeared to..." April 13

  • Juvenile was operating the drone that flew over Fenway Park in Red Sox game, police say

    USA Today "A juvenile was operating the drone that flew over Fenway Park during Thursday night's game between the Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays, Boston police said in a statement released Saturday.  The drone was seized as a result of a joint investigation that included..." April 13

  • The blame game: Craig Kimbrel's situation is his own making

    Yardbarker "With the excitement of a new season, it’s easy to forget that one of the game’s most accomplished relief pitchers is still sitting on the sideline after failing to find a contract over the offseason. Star closer Craig Kimbrel remains available — and that fact that is due..." April 13

  • Cora: Sale told me 'his windup is off'

    12 Up "This is not the Cy Young season Chris Sale expected he would have in 2019, and it certainly hasn't been the start the defending champs were hoping to get out to. Things need to change in Boston. Sale has been the focal point of one of the more disappointing teams in..." April 13

  • Red Sox fans had cruel chant for Chris Davis

    Larry Brown Sports "Boston Red Sox fans had a cruel chant for Chris Davis during Friday night’s game against the Baltimore Orioles. Davis is working on a brutal stretch and has not recorded a hit all season. He’s now gone 54 straight at-bats without a hit if you date back to last season...." April 13

  • Where would the Red Sox be without Mitch Moreland? You *really* don't want to know

    NBC Sports Boston "Without Mitch Moreland, we might be trying to ring members of the 1988 Orioles to reminisce about historic baseball futility. Those O's started 0-21, and a legitimate case can be made that Moreland is all that stands between the defending World Series champion Red Sox being 0-13..." April 12

  • Why your reasons for star closer Craig Kimbrel still remaining a free agent are wrong

    CBS Sports "Baseball's regular season is now two weeks old, yet erstwhile former Boston Red Soxcloser Craig Kimbrel remains a free agent. As of late, there have been more reports about which teams aren't interested in his services than which are. That's a bad sign, and..." April 12

  • Drone flies over Fenway Park as Boston Red Sox get walk-off win over Toronto Blue Jays

    USA Today "An unauthorized flying object was an uninvited guest at Fenway Park as the Boston Red Sox earned a walk-off win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday night. The unidentified drone hovered over the playing field at Fenway, causing a bit of a ruckus. It was enough of a distraction that..." April 12

  • Red Sox fans already booing defending champs

    Sportsnaut "Boston Red Sox fans have not been accustomed to their team losing a lot in recent seasons. Fresh off another World Series title, that’s been the case during the early stages of the 2019 season. Boston entered Thursday night’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway..." April 11

  • The IRS gives baseball teams a break

    Hardball Talk "April 15 is quickly approaching so here’s one for all the tax nerds out there: the IRS issued new guidance today that will give professional sports teams some relief from a new twist presented by the tax law enacted in 2017. The relevant provision related to how businesses are..." April 11

  • Chris Sale sucks. Is it time to worry?

    The Score "Chris Sale had Alen Hanson in a hole. The worst hitter in the Toronto Blue Jays' punchless lineup was down in the count, 0-2, in the top of the third inning Tuesday at Fenway Park. Last year, batters mustered a .098/.130/.148 line against Sale after falling behind 0-2, and nearly..." April 11

  • Forbes: Yankees remain baseball's most valuable team at $4.6B, $1.3B more than Dodgers

    Yahoo! Sports "The New York Yankees are the most valuable team in Major League Baseball, according to Forbes’ list of team values released Wednesday. If there’s déjà vu you’re feeling, it’s because the Yankees have sat atop the rankings every year Forbes..." April 10

  • Chris Sale admits he's never felt this lost on the mound in his life

    NBC Sports Boston "Cold weather aside, Tuesday’s Red Sox home opener got off to an encouraging start. Several notable players from past Red Sox championship teams joined the festivities with trophies in hand, last year’s champs collected their new rings, and the Super Bowl LIII champion..." April 10