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Rob Bradford
March 21, 2018 - 12:16 pm
The first Sunday of the Red Sox' regular season could offer some added intrigue. Talking to reporters Wednesday morning, Alex Cora suggested there was a chance Eduardo Rodriguez could make his first start of the season in the Sox' series finale against the Rays. Such a move would be well ahead of...
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Rob Bradford
March 21, 2018 - 11:31 am
Decision time is coming. With the Red Sox' opener residing eight days from Wednesday, it's crunch-time for a few select candidates to make the first 25-man roster. In a nutshell, the team needs to figure out who is going to be their utility infielder and final reliever (or two). Here is the latest...
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Rob Bradford
March 20, 2018 - 4:46 pm
There will be plenty of surprises in the coming weeks for the Red Sox. This was not one of them. After the Red Sox' 12-6 win over the Pirates Tuesday, manager Alex Cora announced Chris Sale would be his Opening Day starter. Sale will go up against the Rays in St. Petersburg, Fla. March 29. It will...
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Rob Bradford
March 16, 2018 - 12:03 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Remember 2012? That was the spring training everything the Red Sox players thought they knew got completely turned upside down. From home run highlights on a loop in the clubhouse to the kind of unorthodox on-field strategy that paved the way for March confrontations. By the...
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Rob Bradford
March 15, 2018 - 12:16 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The way things are going for the Red Sox and Eduardo Rodriguez, you might be able to harness that talk of a need for an April full of fill-in starts. Rodriguez took another big step toward re-entering the Red Sox' rotation, throwing three innings of live batting practice...
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Rob Bradford
March 14, 2018 - 11:45 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- It was no secret what the relationship between Dave Dombrowski and John Farrell was at the end. Not the best. It happens between front office types and managers, and it certainly would have seemed to be a factor in the Red Sox moving on from a manager who had won back-to-back...
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Rob Bradford
March 13, 2018 - 11:17 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Red Sox are going to be a good team. A strong case could be made they are going to be even better than the Yankees. But there is some cleaning up to do before March 29. Consider Tuesday the calm before the storm. The Red Sox had an off day. When they come back Wednesday...
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Rob Bradford
March 12, 2018 - 12:32 pm
DUNEDIN, Fla. -- Spring training is for identifying potential problems. The Red Sox might have found one. Thus far, the Red Sox infield defense isn't trending in the way the team most likely had hoped. At third base, Rafael Devers continues to be a work in progress. Xander Bogaerts' range isn't...
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Rob Bradford
March 12, 2018 - 12:11 pm
DUNEDIN, Fla. -- It was the reason why Hector Velazquez's start Monday might actually be of some interest. With 2 1/2 weeks left until Opening Day, there is still some uncertainty as to which members of the Red Sox's starting rotation will be ready to go. Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) just threw his...
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John Tomase
March 11, 2018 - 11:05 am
The Red Sox announced a series of roster moves on Sunday morning. Per their official release, left-handed pitchers Jalen Beeks and Williams Jerez and right-handed pitchers Ty Buttrey and Chandler Shepherd were optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket, while seven players were reassigned to minor league camp...
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