Boston Red Sox

Mike Petraglia
February 21, 2011 - 9:22 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The biggest star of 2011 Red Sox spring training is the son of one of the biggest stars in team history. D'Angelo Ortiz , the charming 6-year-old son of David Ortiz has been stride for stride with his Big Papi of a father everywhere the big No. 34 goes. On Monday morning, with...
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Mike Petraglia
February 21, 2011 - 7:42 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Red Sox announced Monday that newly-acquired slugger Adrian Gonzalez has been cleared to hit off a batting tee after surgery on his right shoulder last October. The surgery was not reconstructive and the Red Sox traded for the first baseman in December knowing that he would...
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Mike Petraglia
February 21, 2011 - 5:06 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Change is never easy. But Bobby Jenks has made a career out of it. The former fifth-round pick of the Anaheim Angels in 2000 came up through their system as a starter, cut from the same mold as Roger Clemens : big, strong and intimidating. The new Red Sox , who will share the...
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Mike Petraglia
February 20, 2011 - 8:52 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Ask any athlete who has reached the golden years of his playing career and every one of them will tell you the moment you stop adapting to the changes around you is the very moment you're career is done. Jason Varitek is no different, as he reminded everyone on hand for a spring...
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Mike Petraglia
February 19, 2011 - 8:40 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- As long as the Red Sox have the funds available they want their fans to know that they are going to invest it in putting a championship caliber team on the field. The returning players certainly got that message loud and clear this winter and showed their appreciation by giving...
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Mike Petraglia
February 19, 2011 - 6:37 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- With expectations and predictions of the franchise's first 100-win season since 1946 and an third World Series title in eight seasons, Red Sox principal owner John Henry said the team has lots of work ahead to just make the playoffs. "I don't see us as a clear favorite," Henry...
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Mike Petraglia
February 19, 2011 - 4:20 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Two weeks after saying the chronic soreness in his left hamstring was lingering, J.D. Drew reported Saturday that the muscle feels "much better" and is ready to take part in spring training. "It's much better over the last couple of weeks so hopefully, no issues there so...
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Mike Petraglia
February 18, 2011 - 10:50 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- If Carl Crawford is feeling any pressure from signing a seven-year, $142 million deal on Dec. 11, he certainly isn't showing it. In a 17-minute session with reporters outside the player development clubhouse, Crawford talked about making up with Jason Varitek , chatting with...
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Mike Petraglia
February 18, 2011 - 5:14 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Part of enjoying baseball when you're not at the ballpark is cooking up a nice barbecue and enjoying a cold beverage. So, it's only fitting that Marco Scutaro joked Friday morning he held a barbecue for friends and family when Red Sox skipper Terry Francona informed him he was...
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Mike Petraglia
February 17, 2011 - 12:55 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- David Ortiz was among those hooting and hollering when the Red Sox pulled off the December blockbuster that landed Adrian Gonzalez in Boston. Why? "It'll be crazy for the pitchers, how they can focus on the lineup like that," Ortiz said. "You have a lot of good hitters, one...
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