Josh Donaldson

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Rob Bradford
November 26, 2018 - 3:45 pm
One major league source suggested earlier last week that it wouldn't be until we were free and clear of the Thanksgiving holiday that free agency would truly start to define itself. Judging by the Braves' two signings Monday they would seem to have been on to something. According to multiple...
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John Tomase
September 09, 2018 - 7:24 pm
The Red Sox are among the teams upset by the trade that sent former MVP Josh Donaldson to the Indians from the Jays on Aug. 31, a source tells WEEI.com's Rob Bradford, confirming a report in The Athletic . The story is a little convoluted, but the gist of it is the Jays traded Donaldson while he...
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Rob Bradford
September 01, 2018 - 1:00 am
CHICAGO -- A day after the Yankees made their final roster declaration, trading for outfielder Andrew McCutchen, another one of the Red Sox' chief competitors for the American League crown, the Indians, offered one final salvo before the waiver trade deadline. Cleveland dealt for Toronto third...
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Mookie Betts gets the Gatorade shower after slamming three homers against the D'backs. (Winslow Townson/USA Today Sports)
John Tomase
August 14, 2016 - 2:32 pm
Mookie Betts continues to astound, and it's enough to make you wonder if the Red Sox have a chance to claim their first MVP since Dustin Pedroia in 2008. A case can be made that Betts has been as good as any player in the American League this season, a case he bolstered on Sunday by recording his...
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Josh Donaldson
Rob Bradford
November 19, 2015 - 4:30 pm
What was supposed to be a fairly close vote in the race for American League MVP wasn't all that close. Toronto's Josh Donaldson took home the award by a fairly sizable margin over the Angels' Mike Trout . The Blue Jays' third baseman received 23 first-place votes, to Trout's seven. Finishing third...
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Zach Britton's Orioles are in the hunt for another postseason bid. (Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
Mike Petraglia
July 14, 2015 - 3:25 pm
CINCINNATI -- All is not lost for the 2015 Boston Red Sox . Just ask the best players from their competition in the AL East. When the Red Sox return from the break in Anaheim on Friday, they'll do so with a 42-47 record, 6 1/2 games behind front-running New York in the division. They sent just one...
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The Red Sox will travel to Toronto for four games to take on the Blue Jays, who lead all of baseball in runs scored. (Winslow Townson/Getty Images)
June 29, 2015 - 4:52 am
To conclude a very division-heavy slate of games, the Red Sox will finish up their week-long road trip with a four-game series at Rogers Centre in Toronto to take on the Blue Jays. Previously the only other team in the basement of the AL East, the Jays, though still in fourth, are five games over ...
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Devon Travis
April 27, 2015 - 6:24 am
In losing both of their last two series, the Red Sox have fallen to third in the AL East after being leapfrogged by the Yankees and Rays. Every team in the division is neck and neck, just two games separating fifth place from first, with the Blue Jays sitting at the bottom. Boston will be looking...
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December 09, 2014 - 9:31 am
SAN DIEGO -- According to an industry source, the Red Sox did not appear to be meaningfully in the mix in trade discussions with the A's to acquire Jeff Samardzija. Instead, according to the source, the A's appeared "pretty locked in" on the players whom they acquired from the White Sox --...
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Mike Petraglia
May 05, 2014 - 7:42 am
It was one of the moves made in the offseason that was intended to improve the safety of the catcher and base runner at home plate. The " Buster Posey Rule" (listed at the bottom of this page) was implemented this offseason to clarify the existing rule that says the catcher cannot block the plate...
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