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Amin Touri
May 31, 2019 - 9:51 am
Having covered some of the college bats the Red Sox might be looking at with the 2019 MLB draft approaching, it’s time to move on to some college pitchers. It’s a weird year for college pitching — to quote Baseball America, “there are few standout, top-of-the-rotation type arms to be found on the...
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Yankee Stadium rain
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Ryan Hannable
May 30, 2019 - 5:02 pm
The Red Sox and Yankees will not open a four-game series Thursday night after all. Due to rain, the game has been postponed and will be made up Aug. 3 at 7 p.m as part of a day/night doubleheader at Yankee Stadium. It also means the two teams will now play eight times in an 11-day stretch from July...
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USA Today Sports
Ryan Hannable
May 30, 2019 - 4:28 pm
Manager Alex Cora is shaking things up a bit for the series opener against the Yankees. Mookie Betts is batting lead off with Andrew Benintendi hitting second, which is a change from the norm where Benintendi has been in the lead off spot. In his first at-bat as a lead off hitter this season, he is...
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Mike Shawaryn
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Ryan Hannable
May 30, 2019 - 4:16 pm
The Red Sox made yet another roster move prior to the series opener against the Yankees on Thursday. Right-hander Hector Velazquez was placed on the 10-day injured list with a low back strain and to replace him on the roster the team selected Mike Shawaryn from Triple-A Pawtucket. If he gets into a...
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MLB Draft
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Amin Touri
May 30, 2019 - 8:53 am
The 2019 MLB draft is just days away, with the first round set to start on June 3. Having exceeded the luxury tax threshold by $42.5 million en route to a World Series title, the Red Sox will pick No. 43 overall — in the middle of the second round — with their first selection in this year’s draft...
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USA Today Sports
Ryan Hannable
May 29, 2019 - 3:20 pm
The Red Sox suffered one of their toughest losses of the season Tuesday night when they led 5-2 going into the ninth inning against the Indians, but the bullpen allowed five runs and they ended up by losing 7-5. Ryan Brasier and Travis Lakins combined to allow the five runs, as Brasier wasn't able...
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