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Rob Bradford
July 21, 2018 - 5:05 pm
Alex Cora isn't stressing out about the non-waiver trade deadline. Why would he? Even with a few perceived soft spots on his roster, his Red Sox head into Saturday night's game 39 games over .500. "I mean, honestly, that’s not my job. My job is to manage this team, and I trust the guys that we have...
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Rob Bradford
July 21, 2018 - 2:47 pm
There was one glaring omission from the Red Sox' lineup Saturday. J.D. Martinez isn't in it. The big league's home run and RBI leader will start the second game of the Red Sox' series in Detroit on the bench, with Steve Pearce serving as the designated hitter against Tigers righty Mike Fiers. Red...
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Rob Bradford
July 21, 2018 - 12:38 pm
The Celtics continue to make moves, albeit a relatively small one this time around. According to Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports, the Celtics have waived forward Abdel Nader. Nader was set for his $1.4 million contract for the 2018-19 season to be guaranteed on Aug. 1. A second-round pick of the...
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Rob Bradford
July 21, 2018 - 12:17 pm
Gordon Hayward recently said that he believes the Celtics can make a run at the championship next season. Now we have somewhat of an idea why the forward might have so much confidence. He's able to actually play basketball again. Hayward took to Twitter Saturday morning to post an Instagram video...
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Rob Bradford
July 21, 2018 - 12:00 pm
Rafael Devers is returning to the Red Sox' lineup. It's worth a reminder why that might be important. According to the team, Devers has been activated from the 10-day disabled list after injuring his right shoulder. Heading back down to Triple-A Pawtucket is reliever Bobby Poyner, who has now made...
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Rob Bradford
July 21, 2018 - 11:37 am
It's always semi-sad to see the Summer of Gronk come to an end. But at least this year he is giving the offseason a pretty good send-off. In a video released by ESPN Friday night, Rob Gronkowski can be seen swimming with sharks in the latest episode of "Hang Time with Sam Alipour" on the network's...
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Rob Bradford
July 21, 2018 - 10:39 am
It's dangerous to put too much stock into one start over the course of a Major League Baseball season. But Drew Pomeranz's outing in Baltimore Tuesday might present a unique situation. Coming off a very encouraging 5 2/3-inning, one-hit, one-run outing for Triple-A Pawtucket, Pomeranz is finally...
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Rob Bradford
July 21, 2018 - 9:18 am
The Red Sox haven't been without their roadblocks this season. Perhaps the fact that they are 39 games over .500 would suggest otherwise, but the fact of the matter is that everything hasn't gone as planned for Alex Cora's team. Drew Pomeranz and Steven Wright have given the Red Sox very little...
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Rob Bradford
July 21, 2018 - 8:13 am
A Celtics assistant coach might be in some hot water. According to Bloomberg, Jerome Allen is named in a criminal case alleging he took bribes from a Miami-area businessman in order to help gain his son admission to the University of Pennsylvania. The report states that while the current Celtics...
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Rob Bradford
July 21, 2018 - 7:10 am
The Red Sox are rolling. With their 1-0 win over the Tigers Friday night Alex Cora's team is now 5 1/2 games over the Yankees in the American League East race, sitting 39 games over .500. In the last month, the Red Sox have now gone 20-4, not having lost two games in a row since June 21. (For a...
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