2015 spring training

Rusney Castillo will be out at least a week with a strained left oblique. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Rob Bradford
March 04, 2015 - 8:22 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Red Sox were reminded Wednesday why it's good to have too many instead of too few. With the talk of excess outfielders circulating through camp for the past couple of weeks, the numbers were cut into for the foreseeable future thanks to Rusney Castillo's strained left...
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John Farrell
John Tomase
March 03, 2015 - 1:52 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Observations from the first day of actual baseball this spring, a pair of close victories over Northeastern (2-1) and Boston College (1-0): MOOKIE BETTS, FRONT AND CENTER If you're John Farrell , nothing would be better than Mookie Betts and Rusney Castillo each putting his best...
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John Tomase
March 03, 2015 - 12:23 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- As we noted earlier on Tuesday, it was hard not to notice Mookie Betts starting the Northeastern game with the rest of the regulars in place of Rusney Castillo. But manager John Farrell cautioned against reading too much into the situation. "Don't you always?" Farrell joked. "No...
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Clay Buchholz
John Tomase
March 03, 2015 - 12:16 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Clay Buchholz probably has the highest ceiling on the starting pitching staff, which makes it all the more painful when it comes crashing down around him. That made Tuesday's debut inning against Northeastern encouraging. Buchholz struck out one during a scoreless frame,...
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Mookie Betts
John Tomase
March 03, 2015 - 6:38 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Rusney Castillo is absolutely, positively going to be the Red Sox ' opening day center fielder, right? You can't bench a guy making $72.5 million, right? Not so fast. If anything caught the eye when the Red Sox posted their first lineup of the spring on Tuesday morning, it was...
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Mookie Betts
Rob Bradford
March 03, 2015 - 4:56 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Read into this what you must, but here are the starting lineups for the Red Sox seven-inning games against Northeastern and Boston College : Game 1 vs. Northeastern: Mookie Betts CF, Dustin Pedroia 2B, David Ortiz DH, Hanley Ramirez LF, Pablo Sandoval 3B, Mike Napoli 1B, Shane...
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Joe Kelly
Ryan Hannable
March 03, 2015 - 4:44 am
Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly stopped by the Dennis & Callahan show on Tuesday morning to talk about the upcoming season both for him personally, and the starting rotation. To hear the interview, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page . At an offseason event, Kelly said on the WEEI...
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Both the Red Sox and Boston College baseball team will honor Pete Frates Tuesday night. (Michael Loccisano/Getty Images, BC Athletic Department)
Rob Bradford
March 02, 2015 - 7:07 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- So, here's the deal ... The Red Sox will actually start playing baseball games Tuesday, with their usual pair of seven-inning tilts at JetBlue Park against Northeastern and Boston College , respectively. The first baseball of the spring will be thrown by Clay Buchholz at...
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David Ortiz
Rob Bradford
March 02, 2015 - 2:39 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- David Ortiz can understand Curt Schilling 's frustrations. Not only is Ortiz also living the life of a high profile sports figure immersing himself in the world of Twitter, but he has experienced the good and bad when it comes to using the social media tool for personal...
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Michael Chavis celebrates being selected by the Red Sox in last June's draft with former MLB commissioner Bud Selig. (Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
Rob Bradford
March 01, 2015 - 10:05 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- With all the talk about Yoan Moncada -- the 19-year-old Cuban who is on the verge of signing minor league deal with a $31.5 million signing bonus with the Red Sox -- it's interesting to note there's another infielder, just 2 1/2 months older than Moncada, already walking through...
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