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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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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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September 28, 2010 - 7:17 am
Ozzie Guillen said he will be coming back as manager of the Chicago White Sox in 2011. Guillen is already under contract for next season with a team option for 2012, but there had been speculation he would leave to join another club. The announcement was made after Guillen had separate discussions...
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Mike Petraglia
April 26, 2009 - 9:19 pm
You get the sense listening to the Yankees after their third and final loss of their weekend sweep at the hands of the Red Sox that they're a team reeling, sitting on the brink. And we haven't even reached May yet. Their most experienced big-game pitcher had a brain freeze at the most inopportune...
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Mike Petraglia
April 26, 2009 - 3:57 pm
Righthander Michael Bowden was called up by the Red Sox prior to their Sunday night series finale with the Yankees to provide bullpen depth. Red Sox skipper Terry Francona said before the game that he will stay away from Jonathan Papelbon , Ramon Ramirez and Manny Delcarmen and that Takashi Saito...
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Mike Petraglia
April 25, 2009 - 6:21 pm
Jason Bay called this one of the most remarkable games he's ever played in. Jason Bay has seen nearly as many of these games as Jason Varitek . To Varitek, this was just your run-of-the-mill 8 1/2 inning Red Sox-Yankee game that took 4 hours, 21 minutes to complete. A tidy 16-11 Red Sox win that 13...
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Mike Petraglia
April 25, 2009 - 11:52 am
Leave it to Yankees manager Joe Girardi to use a football analogy on NFL Draft Day to sum up his team's injury woes. "It is what it is," Girardi said in his best Belichickian imitation. "At some point of the season, you're going to have to deal with this. Every club has to deal with this. We just...
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Mike Petraglia
April 20, 2009 - 12:52 pm
While there was plenty of concern shown and attention paid to the start of David Ortiz in the first two weeks of 2009, the top of the order has hardly been on fire either. And while many will point to David Ortiz's double and triple on Monday as sign that the slugger is ready to break out, let's...
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Mike Petraglia
April 20, 2009 - 11:55 am
Baltimore Orioles left fielder Luke Scott ripped the fans at Fenway Park following a 12-1 Red Sox win that completed a four-game sweep of Scott's Orioles. '€œGlad to get out of here with negative people," Scott said . "Just a lot of trash talking, a lot of vulgarity. It just takes away from the...
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Mike Petraglia
April 19, 2009 - 8:29 am
With a morning game on Monday and after catching Josh Beckett on Saturday night, Jason Varitek got a break from the starting lineup on Sunday. George Kottaras was penciled in the lineup to catch Jon Lester . Francona said that Varitek didn't need a lot of convincing to take a break. "When a guy's...
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