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 24, 2018 - 3:38 pm
    Chris Sale's final pitch Sunday was 100 mph. It flew past the bat of Seattle's Mike Zunino, marking the third punch-out of the seventh inning. It was the appropriate punctuation. Sale continued his recent dominance, this time not allowing a run over seven innings. He struck out 13 (two shy of his...
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    June 23, 2018 - 11:43 pm
    This game has nothing to do with the Red Sox' struggles with lefty pitching. Seattle starter Mike Leake throws with his right hand and he still shut out Alex Cora's club for eight innings on the way to a 7-2 Mariners win. (For a complete recap, click here.) But while the Sox were trudging through...
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    June 23, 2018 - 9:12 pm
    The Red Sox obviously liked J.D. Martinez. That's why they locked him up this past offseason. But, as it turns out, the Sox's desire to reel in Martinez stretched beyond just waiting for the outfielder it hit free agency. Last season, as the non-waiver trade deadline approached, the Red Sox...
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    June 23, 2018 - 6:34 pm
    Watching Red Sox first-round pick Triston Casas take batting practice at Fenway Park Saturday afternoon, it was often difficult to remember this is an 18-year-old kid who just graduated high school. Standing at 6-foot-4, the lefty hitter routinely lofted mammoth fly balls into the Fenway seats. If...
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    June 23, 2018 - 2:01 pm
    With Xander Bogaerts' availability uncertain following an injury to his left index finger Friday night, the Red Sox have recalled infielder Tzu-Wei Lin. The team sent reliever Robby Scott back to Triple-A Pawtucket in a corresponding move. Lin struggled to begin his season with the PawSox, hitting...
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    June 23, 2018 - 12:01 am
    Despite his team's come-from-behind, 14-10 win over the Mariners Friday night, Alex Cora probably had an idea that the subject of Hanley Ramirez was going to come up. As was first reported by investigative reporter Michelle McPhee, it is believed Ramirez is under investigation for a role in drug...
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    June 22, 2018 - 10:20 pm
    Xander Bogaerts' propensity to slide head-first has gotten him into trouble again. The Red Sox shortstop was forced to exit his team's game against the Mariners Friday night with a left index finger sprain, having injured himself when successfully stealing second base in the sixth inning. Bogaerts...
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    June 21, 2018 - 11:02 am
    The Red Sox will be looking to avoid the embarrassment of being swept by the Twins Thursday afternoon. And if they are to do so, the continuation of J.D. Martinez's dominance over Minnesota starter Kyle Gibson would help immensely. Martinez enters the series finale having gone 9-for-25 (.360) with...
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    June 21, 2018 - 10:14 am
    The Red Sox had a pretty good idea that there wasn't going to be much intrigue when it came to signing their top draft picks this season. After already locking up the likes of first-rounder Triston Casas and third-round pitcher Durbin Feltman, the team announced Thursday that it had come to an...
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    June 20, 2018 - 4:24 pm
    While Minnesota starter Lance Lynn hasn't exactly worked out for the Twins, the righty does have some success against members of the Red Sox' lineup. Lynn, who owns a 4.98 ERA coming into Wednesday night's showdown with the Red Sox and David Price, has gotten the better of his matchups with J.D...
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