2015 spring training

David Ortiz
Rob Bradford
March 20, 2015 - 6:49 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- It has evidently gone beyond dehydration. After David Ortiz ' missed games earlier in the week with the aforementioned diagnosis, Red Sox manager John Farrell said Friday morning that his designated hitter most likely won't play over the weekend while dealing with "general...
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Blake Swihart
Rob Bradford
March 20, 2015 - 5:22 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Their time will come, just not in the near future. The Red Sox ended Blake Swihart's and Eduardo Rodriguez's stints in major league camp Friday, sending both players to Triple-A Pawtucket. Swihart acquitted himself well throughout his first major league spring training, going 7-...
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Joe Kelly
John Tomase
March 19, 2015 - 8:10 pm
Joe Kelly is good to go, but not without a minor scare. Appearing Thursday night on WEEI's Hot Stove Show, Kelly clarified that the biceps injury he suffered in his last start was something he had never experienced before. Kelly left Monday's start against the Mets with spasms in his right biceps,...
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Joe Kelly
Rob Bradford
March 19, 2015 - 9:02 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Others might still be wondering, but Joe Kelly seems like he has little doubt he will make his next start, Sunday. After throwing 32 pitches in a bullpen session outside JetBlue Park Thursday, Kelly proclaimed that the biceps ailment that had forced him out of his last outing...
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Koji Uehara
Rob Bradford
March 18, 2015 - 8:43 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Koji Uehara has been through this hamstring thing before, although the reliever noted that this tweak of his left leg wasn't as serious as his pull a few years back in Baltimore. The closer did, however, note that this setback does add some uncertainty to his preparation. "I...
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Matt Barnes
Rob Bradford
March 18, 2015 - 6:34 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The initial reaction to John Farrell 's subtle suggestion that Matt Barnes would be working as a reliever going forward was that it might be a move executed in part because of Koji Uehara's hamstring injury. (He remains day-to-day, according to Farrell.) Not necessarily. The...
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Sean Coyle
Rob Bradford
March 18, 2015 - 5:39 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Red Sox on Wednesday trimmed their big league roster to 51 players by moving a half-dozen to the minor league camp. Infielders Sean Coyle and Travis Shaw were optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket, while first baseman/outfielder Brian LaHair and right-handed pitchers Miguel...
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Matt Barnes
Rob Bradford
March 17, 2015 - 1:01 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The story of the game played at JetBlue Park was a Red Sox team that made four errors, with their first three pitchers -- Clay Buchholz , Matt Barnes and Brandon Workman -- giving up 10 runs on the way to an 11-3 loss to Jonny Gomes' Braves. But it was before and after the...
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Jonny Gomes heads into 2015 with the Braves. (Getty Images)
Rob Bradford
March 17, 2015 - 10:02 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- It was only for 1 1/2 seasons, but few have managed the left field wall at Fenway Park as well as Jonny Gomes. It wasn't by accident, and it wasn't just because he was afforded a head start with the left field wall at JetBlue Park. "Well, I wouldn'€™t call myself an ambassador...
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Tommy Layne
John Tomase
March 17, 2015 - 8:14 am
It wasn't quite Carl Hubbell at the 1934 All-Star Game, but Tommy Layne will never forget his first win. The left-hander, who's battling Brandon Workman for the final spot in the Red Sox bullpen, earned his first victory with the Padres in September of 2012, and it wasn't a gimme. Called upon to...
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