Boston Red Sox

Mike Petraglia
February 16, 2011 - 12:00 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Competition is a good thing. Jacoby Ellsbury made it clear that he believes that when it comes to the question of who will win the stolen base crown. Turns out, the main competition might be in his clubhouse all season. Ellsbury said Wednesday he hasn't seen or made formal...
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Mike Petraglia
February 16, 2011 - 10:21 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- There's a common theme that's been ringing through camp in the first two days of workouts for Red Sox pitchers and catchers - Jarrod Saltalamacchia looks just like Jason Varitek behind the plate. Whether it's Terry Francona , catching coach and guru Gary Tuck (via Francona) or...
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Mike Petraglia
February 16, 2011 - 8:06 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The most consistent Red Sox  starting pitcher over the last three seasons admitted Wednesday that it took a little while to get rid of the sour taste of just missing out on 20 wins in 2010. Jon Lester was denied becoming the first Red Sox lefty since Mel Parnell in 1953 to win...
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Mike Petraglia
February 16, 2011 - 4:48 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Without even being in the room, you could almost hear superagent Scott Boras applauding with every word his client Jacoby Ellsbury spoke Wednesday morning. The Red Sox center fielder was asked two things repeatedly in various forms. Does he feel healthy? Does he resent the...
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Mike Petraglia
February 15, 2011 - 8:32 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Not that the length of a press conference is an indication of what lies ahead, but Josh Beckett spoke for over 15 minutes Tuesday morning and joked about Mike Lowell 's golf game, Terry Francona nailing him in the face during the "rag ball" fielding drill and 2010. The fact that...
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Mike Petraglia
February 15, 2011 - 5:00 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- If Kevin Youkilis fields third base the way he fielded questions for 20 minutes Tuesday morning inside the Red Sox minor league complex, he'll have no problem achieving one of his goals in 2011 - a Gold Glove at third base to match his one already on the mantle for first base...
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Mike Petraglia
February 07, 2011 - 5:55 pm
The question posed to Northeastern coach Greg Cronin seemed innocent and straightforward enough. His team just beat Harvard, 4-0, to advance to the Beanpot final next Monday and a chance to end 23 years of frustration in the annual February Boston tournament. So, what would it mean to finally win...
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Mike Petraglia
January 20, 2011 - 1:28 pm
Red Sox knuckleballer Tim Wakefield , who turns 45 in August, said Thursday that he is more relaxed about his role heading to this season and is not ready to retire yet. "I don't know but it's getting close," Wakefield said prior to the Red Sox writers' dinner. The 2010 season was a rough one for...
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January 20, 2011 - 11:32 am
Red Sox outfielder Ryan Kalish said on Thursday that playing behind newly acquired left fielder Carl Crawford and veteran Mike Cameron was the opposite of discouraging, adding that it is a great opportunity for the young player to learn and grow. Kalish saw significant time in the majors last...
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Mike Petraglia
January 20, 2011 - 11:09 am
Red Sox manager Terry Francona said Thursday that newly-acquired slugger Adrian Gonzalez will enter spring training behind the rest of the team in terms of getting ready for the season after surgery last October on his sore right shoulder. "I don't know," Francona said when asked where Gonzalez...
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