2015 spring training

Mike Petraglia
March 28, 2015 - 8:48 am
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- John Farrell confirmed the concerning news regarding the right elbow of star young catcher Christian Vazquez before Saturday's game against the Rays. "There's some findings in the MRI," Farrell announced of the test on Vazquez's arm on Friday. "To what extent, that's not...
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Mookie Betts homers in the fourth inning Friday against Atlanta starter Julio Teheran. (Mike Petraglia/WEEI.com)
Mike Petraglia
March 27, 2015 - 12:58 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The stormy weather that ended Friday's game here at Disney was appropriate because the day for the Red Sox featured the thunder and lightning of Mookie Betts and bleak results from Clay Buchholz in a 4-2 loss to the Braves at Champion Stadium. Betts registered his first...
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Joe Kelly
Mike Petraglia
March 27, 2015 - 10:13 am
With the Red Sox in Orlando on Friday, right-hander Joe Kelly stayed behind to pitch in an intrasquad game against Red Sox High-A players. Kelly went three innings and allowed a hit and a run, striking out five. He walked two and threw 53 pitches (31 strikes). Kelly, who has been limited by a...
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Jonny Gomes (right) catches up with Dustin Pedroia (left) and Brian Butterfield (center) before Friday's game. (Mike Petraglia/WEEI.com)
Mike Petraglia
March 27, 2015 - 8:54 am
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- With Friday's starter Clay Buchholz in line to be the Opening Day starter in Philadelphia on April 6, the Red Sox still have to figure out his battery mate. Christian Vazquez caught a minor league game back in Fort Myers on Friday morning and then was scheduled for a full...
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David Ortiz
Ryan Hannable
March 26, 2015 - 4:22 pm
David Ortiz took to Derek Jeter 's website, The Players' Tribune, to voice his thoughts on a number of different topics -- the biggest being steroids. In 2009 it came out that in 2003 Ortiz tested positive on a test to determine whether mandatory random drug testing was necessary in Major League...
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Mike Petraglia
March 26, 2015 - 1:57 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- To listen to Christian Vazquez Thursday afternoon after his work on the back fields of JetBlue Park, Red Sox fans would feel confident in thinking their star young catcher has put his elbow issues in the past and will be back in time for the opening in Philadelphia April 6. "I'm...
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David Ortiz jogs out a pop out in the fifth inning Thursday against the Twins. (Mike Petraglia/WEEI.com)
Mike Petraglia
March 26, 2015 - 1:18 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The sight of David Ortiz 's maple bat exploding violently is not what captured the attention of Red Sox manager John Farrell in the slugger's second at-bat Thursday at JetBlue Park. It was the sight of him legging out a fielder's choice that drove in Mookie Betts from third base...
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Christian Vazquez
Mike Petraglia
March 26, 2015 - 8:53 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- No one needs to remind manager John Farrell just how important 24-year-old catcher Christian Vazquez is to the future plans of the Red Sox . After feeling discomfort in his right (throwing) elbow while throwing out a runner on March 13 against the Yankees , the Red Sox decided...
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Mike Petraglia
March 26, 2015 - 7:12 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Red Sox continue to make moves to round their Opening Day roster into form. Before Thursday's game against the Twins, the team made a series of transactions to trim the roster down. Outfielder Bryce Brentz and third baseman/outfielder Garin Cecchini were among four players...
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Shane Victorino
March 26, 2015 - 6:20 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Over the past few days much has been made of Shane Victorino and Cole Hamels, with the Red Sox potentially giving up prospects (most notably Mookie Betts and Blake Swihart) to get a number one starter. Victorino has taken exception to the matter and spoke to WEEI.com's Rob...
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