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 13, 2018 - 12:22 am
    BALTIMORE -- Consider it the Felix Doubront lesson. You don't anoint a starting pitcher a no-doubt, top-of-the-rotation guy until he is a no-doubt, top-of-the-rotation guy. And that's what we're struggling with when it comes to Eduardo Rodriguez. Rodriguez pitched well again Tuesday night, allowing...
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    June 12, 2018 - 10:06 pm
    BALTIMORE -- Baseballs have been a huge topic of late. The actual piece of equipment used by Major League Baseball has come under intense scrutiny since the rise in home runs over the past two years. MLB implemented its own independent investigation, finding a change in aerodynamic properties of...
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    June 12, 2018 - 8:21 pm
    BALTIMORE -- Mitch Moreland wasn't worried about playing time this spring training despite the perceived logjam at first base. He pointed to 2017 when another perceived roster roadblock resulted in more games played than any other season in his career. He was right. Hanley Ramirez is gone and...
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    June 12, 2018 - 5:44 pm
    BALTIMORE -- The Red Sox added to their minor-league outfield depth Tuesday, acquiring Eric Filia from the Mariners. The 25-year-old represents the player-to-be-named-later in the trade that sent Roenis Elias to Seattle on April 23. Filia had been ranked as the Mariners' No. 14 prospect after the...
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    June 12, 2018 - 3:16 pm
    BALTIMORE -- After making his return to the lineup after a two-week absence, Mookie Betts said he felt "amazing" in playing 11 innings during the Red Sox' 2-0 win over the Orioles. One day later he isn't in the lineup once again. Red Sox manager Alex Cora had insinuated he might err on the side of...
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    June 12, 2018 - 1:14 pm
    BALTIMORE -- Baseball fans are evidently paying attention to what Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez are doing. In the first wave of results from the American League All-Star balloting, Betts leads all players with 748,872 votes, topping the other two current outfield finalists Mike Trout and Aaron...
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    June 12, 2018 - 2:00 am
    BALTIMORE -- It was time to remember those rumors, the ones that cropped up suggesting the Red Sox were laser-focused on making a run at acquiring Manny Machado. "Those," said one source Monday night, "were wildly overstated." That shouldn't have come as a surprise. It never really made much sense...
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    June 12, 2018 - 12:12 am
    BALTIMORE -- It was only 87 mph, but getting hit in the stomach with a baseball is never fun. Eduardo Nunez can attest to that. Nunez felt the pain of such an instance in the 12th inning of the Red Sox' 2-0 win over the Orioles, getting plunked by Mychel Givens directly in the midsection. The hit-...
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    June 11, 2018 - 11:58 pm
    BALTIMORE -- With obliques (or abdominal strains) you never quite know until you absolutely know. According to Mookie Betts, he found his certainty Monday night. The Red Sox right fielder, who had missed two weeks due to the issue with his side, returned to the lineup, going 1-for-5 before being...
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    June 11, 2018 - 6:15 pm
    BALTIMORE -- The original plan was to send Mookie Betts to Salem, Virginia, where he would suit up with the Red Sox' Single-A affiliate for at least a game to test his ailing left abdominal muscle. But at about 4 p.m. he emerged in the clubhouse with a smile on his face and clearly the news he was...
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