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Rob Bradford
March 30, 2019 - 3:23 am
SEATTLE -- Most of the players had already headed to the team hotel when Matt Barnes finally emerged at his locker. Covered in sweat, the appearance was strikingly similar to what Craig Kimbrel had projected after such nights after punctuating a Red Sox' win with another save. This time it was...
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John Tomase
March 27, 2019 - 11:59 pm
With the regular season upon us, Red Sox manager Alex Cora must finally be ready to reveal his closer for 2019. And the winner is . . . No one. "I'm not going to name a closer," Cora told reporters in Seattle, including WEEI.com's Rob Bradford. "I've been saying all along, tomorrow we'll see what...
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Rob Bradford
March 27, 2019 - 7:01 pm
Find out who's starting for the Red Sox on opening day.
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Rob Bradford
March 24, 2019 - 9:08 am
The Red Sox have their Opening Day bullpen. Matt Barnes. Ryan Brasier. Heath Hembree. Brandon Workman. Brian Johnson, Colten Brewer. Hector Velazquez. Tyler Thornburg. Thornburg is the highest-paid member of the group at $1.7 million despite not proving to be an effective big leaguer since 2016...
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Rob Bradford
March 21, 2019 - 10:19 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Seven relievers pitched for the Red Sox Thursday night. Yet it was one, Colten Brewer, whose voice summed up this relief-pitching situation the best. "There's always the anxious thing. I'm ready to know as soon as possible," Brewer said. " Whatever decision they make they're the...
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Rob Bradford
March 18, 2019 - 5:23 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- It's not exactly an unwritten rule, but sometimes it certainly seems illegible. When a pitcher is tipping his pitches it's time to break out the code. That's exactly what happened after Matt Barnes revealed Monday afternoon that his problems against the Twins at Hammond Stadium...
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Rob Bradford
March 12, 2019 - 10:12 am
And then, out of nowhere, there were a whole bunch of empty lockers in the Red Sox' clubhouse at JetBlue Park. Dave Dombrowski and Alex Cora made their first sweep through the Sox' spring training roster Tuesday, announcing 11 players would be sent out of big league camp. Optioned to Triple-A...
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Rob Bradford
March 10, 2019 - 11:21 pm
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Another day, more questions about the Red Sox bullpen. Alex Cora is putting a brave face on with about 2 1/2 weeks until Opening Day in Seattle, but there has to be some uneasiness when it comes to trying to have his relievers hit the ground running. Sunday offered little in...
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Nick Friar
March 10, 2019 - 4:04 pm
FORT MYERS—The Terry Francona coaching tree, or the "Tito Managing School" as Alex Cora put it, has experienced a fair amount of early success. Kevin Cash somehow won 90 games in his fourth year with the Tampa Bay Rays, despite having a lackluster offense and only rolling with four pitchers and an...
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Nick Friar
March 07, 2019 - 11:35 am
FORT MYERS -- Steven Wright leaves the Red Sox in a tight spot for multiple reasons. The knuckleballer's 80-game suspension after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance has forced Boston to seek alternatives in the bullpen, where he was expected to take a role. With the team's top...
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