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John Tomase
June 18, 2018 - 5:21 pm
Manny Machado isn't a fit for the Red Sox at the moment. That's the take of The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal in his latest notes column : The Boston Red Sox are among the clubs to contact the Orioles about Manny Machado, but president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski concluded the teams likely do...
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Chris Sale
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John Tomase
June 13, 2018 - 6:40 pm
Chris Sale had had enough. The Red Sox ace, removed from the game after his second walk to open the seventh inning, decided to voice his displeasure with home plate umpire Brian Knight on Wednesday afternoon. To say the situation escalated quickly would be an understatement. Sale shared a few...
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Rob Bradford
June 12, 2018 - 8:21 pm
BALTIMORE -- Mitch Moreland wasn't worried about playing time this spring training despite the perceived logjam at first base. He pointed to 2017 when another perceived roster roadblock resulted in more games played than any other season in his career. He was right. Hanley Ramirez is gone and...
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Rob Bradford
June 12, 2018 - 3:16 pm
BALTIMORE -- After making his return to the lineup after a two-week absence, Mookie Betts said he felt "amazing" in playing 11 innings during the Red Sox' 2-0 win over the Orioles. One day later he isn't in the lineup once again. Red Sox manager Alex Cora had insinuated he might err on the side of...
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Rob Bradford
June 12, 2018 - 2:00 am
BALTIMORE -- It was time to remember those rumors, the ones that cropped up suggesting the Red Sox were laser-focused on making a run at acquiring Manny Machado. "Those," said one source Monday night, "were wildly overstated." That shouldn't have come as a surprise. It never really made much sense...
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Rob Bradford
June 11, 2018 - 11:58 pm
BALTIMORE -- With obliques (or abdominal strains) you never quite know until you absolutely know. According to Mookie Betts, he found his certainty Monday night. The Red Sox right fielder, who had missed two weeks due to the issue with his side, returned to the lineup, going 1-for-5 before being...
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John Tomase
June 11, 2018 - 4:13 pm
The Red Sox activated right fielder Mookie Betts from the disabled list and he'll bat leadoff and play right field on Monday in the opener of a three-game series at Baltimore. Betts has been sidelined since May 27 with a left abdominal strain. Even after missing two weeks, he still leads the...
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Rob Bradford
May 20, 2018 - 4:31 pm
J.D. Martinez had a point Saturday when talking about where Major League Baseball directs its promotion. "Me and Goldy (Arizona's Paul Goldschmidt) used to laugh about it in Arizona because whenever somebody would do something good, MLB would blow it up," Martinez told WEEI.com. "They would put it...
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Rob Bradford
May 18, 2018 - 10:29 pm
There was a lesson to be learned from last season. Immediately after Drew Pomeranz's extremely uncomfortable four-inning outing in Oakland back on May 18, 2017 -- in which he threw 97 pitches before exiting -- it seemed only right to call for the lefty to shift into a bullpen role. He had started...
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Hanley Ramirez
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John Tomase
April 14, 2018 - 5:10 pm
Here's the crazy thing about Good Hanley -- 497 plate appearances can't arrive quickly enough. Red Sox fans need no reminder of the two Hanley Ramirezes. The good one hits for power, fields his position, plays every day, and refuses to take himself seriously. The bad one can't stay healthy, only...
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