2015 spring training

John Tomase
March 01, 2015 - 9:33 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval brought a football into the clubhouse this afternoon and threw a strike to outfielder Quintin Berry ... with his left hand. A minute later, he made another toss, again with perfect form, but this time righty. It turns out that Sandoval, who...
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Mookie Betts
John Tomase
March 01, 2015 - 9:17 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Mookie Betts is finally starting to feel like an outfielder. Lost in the good feelings of his debut last season was the fact that he posted excellent offensive numbers while learning a new position. A second baseman for virtually his entire pro career, Betts basically moved to...
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Allen Craig is looking for a bounce-back season in 2015. (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
Rob Bradford
March 01, 2015 - 9:08 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Allen Craig is very cautious when discussing what went wrong in 2014, and how it might go right in '15. But he is offering hints that the form which allowed for a combined .863 OPS from 2011-13 is on the verge of returning. "It feels a lot better in cage work and batting...
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Daniel Nava continues to work on hitting from the left side of theplate against lefty pitchers. (Rob Bradford/WEEI.com photo)
Rob Bradford
February 28, 2015 - 11:28 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Thursday, the Red Sox let Daniel Nava hit left-handed against southpaw reliever Dana Eveland. Saturday, he was in a group that went against another lefty, Tommy Layne. It's all part of the process. Where it ends up, Nava has no idea. But he figures this is a good a time as any...
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Joe Kelly
Rob Bradford
February 28, 2015 - 10:59 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- It was a relatively long day for Red Sox players at Fenway South Saturday. First, there was a Major League Baseball-sponsored domestic-abuse education meeting. Then came a morning and early afternoon chock full of drills and activity. Perhaps the most notable endeavor was...
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Torey Lovullo
John Tomase
February 28, 2015 - 10:51 am
The batter's box rule has some clarity. Representatives of Major League Baseball met with Red Sox coaches this morning to review rules changes for the 2015 season, and one of them dealt with the much-discussed pace of play adjustment requiring batters to keep one foot in the box at all times...
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David Ortiz
Ryan Hannable
February 28, 2015 - 5:21 am
David Ortiz was very outspoken earlier in the week when he became aware of the new MLB rules regarding hitters in the effort to speed up the overall pace of play. Commissioner Rob Manfred responded to Ortiz's comments and the new rules in general on Friday when speaking at the MIT Sloan Sports...
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Mike Napoli
John Tomase
February 28, 2015 - 5:15 am
Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli spent two years in Texas with Josh Hamilton when the outfielder was at the height of his powers. He knows what a tremendous talent Hamilton is on the field, which made the news about Hamilton's looming suspension '€“ reportedly for a drug relapse involving...
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Mike Petraglia
February 27, 2015 - 8:38 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- When three of his projected starting pitchers wound up on the first pitching rotation charts of spring training inside the JetBlue clubhouse Friday morning, John Farrell had some explaining to do. Clay Buchholz and Rick Porcello were listed to pitch against Northeastern in the...
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Mookie Betts
February 27, 2015 - 4:40 am
Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts stopped by the Dennis & Callahan show on Friday morning to talk about the upcoming season. To hear the interview, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page . Up until last season when he made his debut with Boston, Betts had spent almost all of his...
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