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Mike Petraglia
March 26, 2015 - 1:57 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- To listen to Christian Vazquez Thursday afternoon after his work on the back fields of JetBlue Park, Red Sox fans would feel confident in thinking their star young catcher has put his elbow issues in the past and will be back in time for the opening in Philadelphia April 6. "I'm...
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Shane Victorino is on track to return to switch-hitting in 2015. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Mike Petraglia
February 26, 2015 - 10:29 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- If all goes as planned, Shane Victorino will return to switch-hitting this season. Red Sox manager John Farrell said Thursday that he and the staff have talked to the outfielder about the plan, which will include spring training at-bats from the left side of the plate. Victorino...
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Christian Vazquez
Mike Petraglia
February 23, 2015 - 1:19 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- At the start of spring training 2014, Christian Vazquez sat in his same corner locker right next to the main entrance of the Red Sox clubhouse at JetBlue Park. That hasn't changed but his role certainly has. Last year, David Ross was the starting catcher coming off a World...
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Rusney Castillo shares a laugh with David Ortiz before a game in 2014. (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Mike Petraglia
February 23, 2015 - 9:24 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The only unaccounted for player in Red Sox camp is expected to make his arrival Tuesday. Manager John Farrell said Monday that he expects Red Sox slugger David Ortiz in camp on time to take his physical and report to camp in time for the first full squad workout on Wednesday...
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Mike Napoli is looking to return to form in 2015. (Brian Blanco/Getty Images)
Mike Petraglia
February 23, 2015 - 5:38 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Red Sox haven't even had their first full squad workout but already Mike Napoli feels like a new man. The slugger who had offseason surgery to address severe sleep apnea can feel an increase in energy and motivation when he heads to the ballpark. "It's been night and day,"...
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Mike Petraglia
July 31, 2014 - 7:23 pm
Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington knows he completed just half the job on Thursday by trading away Jon Lester and John Lackey , completing a wild week that saw him deal away four-fifths of his opening day rotation. "That is not something we would have expected to do at the start of the season...
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Mike Petraglia
July 31, 2014 - 4:44 pm
Ever since his team began hitting the skids in Toronto, Ben Cherington has been losing a lot of sleep. On Thursday, he lost five players from a roster that won the World Series just nine months earlier. The Red Sox hit the deadline at 48-60, 13 games behind Baltimore and in last place in the AL...
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Mike Petraglia
July 20, 2014 - 7:43 am
Xander Bogaerts and Mike Napoli will get the day off from the starting lineup as the Red Sox look for the three-game sweep of the Royals against hard-throwing righthander Yordano Ventura . Shane VIctorino is playing in his second straight game with Boston, and fourth consecutive overall, dating...
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Mike Petraglia
July 17, 2014 - 6:54 pm
Repeating the sentiment of his boss Ben Cherington during the GM's Thursday morning interview on Dennis & Callahan , John Farrell said a 43-52 record won't immediately send management into sell mode. All hope, Farrell said on the last day of the All-Star break, is not lost. "No one has given up...
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Mike Petraglia
July 07, 2014 - 6:22 pm
John Farrell is not the only one showing a vote of confidence in struggling rookie Xander Bogaerts. Jonathan Schoop is someone who's known Bogaerts even longer than the Red Sox manager. Schoop played with Bogaerts on the Netherlands national team that competed in the 2013 World Baseball Classic and...
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