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Amin Touri
June 11, 2019 - 2:47 pm
With Matt Barnes blowing another save in the Red Sox’ 4-3 loss to the Texas Rangers on Monday, the bullpen is in the spotlight again. With the departures of Joe Kelly and Craig Kimbrel from a group that was shaky to begin with, the relievers have struggled in 2019, combining to blow 10 saves...
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Boston Red Sox pitcher Ryan Brasier
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Ryan Hannable
June 11, 2019 - 2:32 pm
The Red Sox made a few roster moves Tuesday. Left-handed pitcher Darwinzon Hernandez was recalled from Double-A Portland in order to start against the Rangers, and the corresponding move was placing reliever Ryan Brasier on the bereavement/family medical emergency list. Brasier has made 31...
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Darwinzon Hernandez
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Gabby Guerard
June 11, 2019 - 2:22 pm
The Red Sox will start Darwinzon Hernandez Tuesday against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park, in what will be his first career major league start. Baseball America ranks the 6-foot-2, 22-year-old lefty as the Red Sox organization’s No. 1 pitching prospect, with a fastball that reaches the upper-90s...
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Rob Bradford
June 11, 2019 - 11:41 am
The following is a statement released by the Red Sox Tuesday on behalf of Tiffany Ortiz, the wife of David Ortiz. "David arrived at Massachusetts General Hospital last night and underwent a successful second surgery. He is stable, awake, and resting comfortably this morning in the ICU where he is...
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Alex Reimer
June 11, 2019 - 11:08 am
Authorities are now saying David Ortiz may have fallen victim to a premeditated attack, though they are unsure if he was the intended target. Dominican police spokesman Frank Felix Duran told CBS News it looks like Ortiz may have been the target of a hit job. But the possibility also exists that a...
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Alex Reimer
June 11, 2019 - 10:14 am
Good baseball teams are expected to win their ace’s starts, especially when he fans 10 batters and utterly dominates the competition. But the Red Sox failed to support Chris Sale Monday, falling to the Rangers in extra innings. Boston is now 4-10 in Sale’s outings this season, and the left-hander...
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Rob Bradford
June 11, 2019 - 12:17 am
There are reports. There are rumors. There are whispers. There are videos. There are headlines. That is and will be the reality of this story. When a national hero and sports icon gets shot in the manner David Ortiz did Sunday night people yearn for answers. They're coming, I would imagine. But for...
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Ryan Hannable
June 10, 2019 - 4:13 pm
It will be all about the Bruins Wednesday night in Boston. The Red Sox announced Monday they are changing the time of Wednesday's game against the Rangers from 7:05 to 4:05 to accommodate Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Bruins and Blues, which is scheduled for just after 8 p.m. at TD...
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David Ortiz
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Alex Reimer
June 10, 2019 - 1:37 pm
One of the suspects involved in the David Ortiz shooting remains at large, according to TMZ . The suspected getaway driver, identified as Eddy Feliz Garcia, was arrested late Sunday and remains in police custody. Authorities are still looking for the gunman who rode with Garcia to the bar on a...
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Ryan Hannable
June 10, 2019 - 12:59 pm
After being shot in the Dominican Republic Sunday night, it appears work is being done to get David Ortiz back to the United States and specifically Boston for more treatment. According to the Boston Globe , the Red Sox and Mass General Hospital are working with the Ortiz family to see when he can...
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