Rob Bradford

Rob Bradford joined WEEI.com after serving as a Red Sox beat writer for the Boston Herald and the Eagle-Tribune (Lawrence, Mass.). Prior to manning the Red Sox beat, he spent several years at the Lowell Sun. He has written two books: “Chasing Steinbrenner,” following the front offices of the Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays through the 2003 season, and “Deep Drive: A Long Journey to Discovering the Champion Within,” which he co-authored with Red Sox third baseman Mike Lowell.

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    June 15, 2019 - 9:11 pm
    The rich just got a whole lot richer in the American League East. According to multiple reports, the division-leading Yankees are trading for Edwin Encarnacion, who leads the American League with 21 home runs. (New York catcher Gary Sanchez owns the second-most homers with 20.) The 36-year-old...
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    June 15, 2019 - 6:52 pm
    The dream of the Celtics' reeling in Anthony Davis is reportedly dead. According to ESPN.com's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Pelicans have agreed to a trade that will send Anthony Davis to the Lakers for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three first-round picks -- including the No. 4 overall in...
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    June 15, 2019 - 5:47 pm
    Dustin Pedroia is out of sight, but, as Alex Cora pointed out to reporters Saturday, that doesn't mean he's out of mind. Cora passed along that he has been in communication with the Red Sox' second baseman recently, even with Pedroia spending time away with his family in Northern California. "I...
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    June 14, 2019 - 6:15 pm
    The Red Sox bullpen is going to be without a major piece for a while. The team announced that Heath Hembree is headed to the 10-day injured list with a right elbow extensor strain. The move is retroactive to June 11. Taking Hembree's place on the 25-man roster is Josh Taylor. Hembree has not...
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    June 14, 2019 - 1:35 am
    Why would Josh Smith serve as the Red Sox' closer Thursday night? Alex Cora tried to play coy when asked that question after his team's 7-6 win over the Rangers, but ultimately couldn't hide the real reason. "That’s our new closer. Matchups. Bullpen by committee," Cora deadpanned. "No, Heater (...
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    June 13, 2019 - 10:10 pm
    The Red Sox have been looking for answers. Mike Shawaryn might be one. A day after Alex Cora said the rookie would be viewed as a reliever going forward Shawaryn showed why the role might suit him. The righty came on with one out and one on in the second inning, with starter David Price already...
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    USA Today Sports
    June 13, 2019 - 8:23 pm
    One of the few certainties for the Red Sox this season wasn't so certain Thursday night. David Price, who had been by far the most consistent starter for the Sox, experienced his worst outing of the year, retiring just four Rangers batters while giving up six runs. During the 49-pitch appearance,...
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    June 13, 2019 - 12:41 pm
    According to the Puerto Rican news outlet El Nuevo Dia the Red Sox have come to terms with their second pick in this year's June amateur draft, high school shortstop Matthew Lugo. The report states that Lugo will be receiving a signing bonus of $1.1 million, which is slightly over the slot value of...
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    June 13, 2019 - 11:57 am
    Baseball is never beholden to a clock! Well, that went out the window at Fenway Park Wednesday afternoon. "For those who have tickets to the hockey game tonight the pace of this (Red Sox) is a little troubling ... I feel laryngitis coming on." -- Sean McDonough, 4:35 p.m. "Well gentlemen, always a...
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    June 12, 2019 - 10:03 am
    Mookie Betts' future continues to be one of the biggest talking points when it comes to these Red Sox. The outfielder is eligible to become a free agent after the 2020 season, having avoided arbitration by signing a one-year, $20 million deal this past offseason. And with the flurry of contract...
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