2015 spring training

Joe Kelly
Rob Bradford
February 26, 2015 - 7:35 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Four of the Red Sox five starters had never experienced a spring training outside the organization they signed with prior to this year. Now, Clay Buchholz stands alone as only knowing one club's approach to preparing for the season. So now, after a few days of immersing...
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David Ortiz
Rob Bradford
February 26, 2015 - 6:43 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Much has been made of David Ortiz criticizing baseball for implementing a new rule preventing hitters from stepping out of the batter's box in an attempt to shorten games. But if not the MLB-mandated batter's box regulation, then how would Ortiz shave time off these games?...
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Shane Victorino
Rob Bradford
February 26, 2015 - 12:29 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- There was some uncertainty if Shane Victorino would ever return to switch-hitting. Thursday, he offered some certainty. The Red Sox outfielder proclaimed after taking batting practice on the Fenway South fields that he would be hitting from both side of the plate this season...
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Dustin Pedroia
Mike Petraglia
February 26, 2015 - 12:05 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Dustin Pedroia could only laugh. When the Red Sox second baseman heard David Ortiz go off on Wednesday about new MLB pace-of-game rules. "I think it was the first time he heard of it," Pedroia said Thursday. "The first reaction is always pretty good [from Ortiz]. I just laughed...
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Rusney Castillo shouldn't have an issue with staying in the batter's box. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Rob Bradford
February 26, 2015 - 11:36 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The mystery of what is going to transpire when umpires start enforcing Major League Baseball 's new rule of not allowing hitters to step out of the batter's box isn't a mystery to Rusney Castillo, at all. As it turns out, Castillo has already gone through such a transition,...
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Shane Victorino is on track to return to switch-hitting in 2015. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Mike Petraglia
February 26, 2015 - 10:29 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- If all goes as planned, Shane Victorino will return to switch-hitting this season. Red Sox manager John Farrell said Thursday that he and the staff have talked to the outfielder about the plan, which will include spring training at-bats from the left side of the plate. Victorino...
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Mike Petraglia
February 26, 2015 - 9:27 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- While infield coach Brian Butterfield was going over bunt fielding drills with his pitchers and infielders Thursday morning outside JetBlue Park, John Farrell spent a good 20 minutes with David Ortiz . The manager stood and listened to Ortiz reiterate what he told reporters on...
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Ben Cherington
Ryan Hannable
February 26, 2015 - 6:04 am
Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington checked in with Dennis & Callahan live from Fort Myers, Florida on Thursday morning to talk all things Red Sox and also to discuss the recent MLB pace of play changes. To hear the interview, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page . A major...
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Xander Bogaerts
Ryan Hannable
February 26, 2015 - 4:24 am
Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts checked in with Dennis & Callahan live from Fort Myers, Florida on Thursday morning to discuss the upcoming season and what he did in the offseason to try and bounce back from a difficult 2014 season. To hear the interview, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio...
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Mike Petraglia
February 25, 2015 - 11:43 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Tom Brady and David Ortiz will be forever linked in Boston sports lore. They have led their respective teams to unlikely championships when many thought they were either incapable or washed up. Before last season, Tom Brady famously told WEEI's Dennis and Callahan, " When I suck...
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