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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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John Tomase
May 04, 2018 - 11:09 pm
On the day Bartolo Colon made his big league debut in 1997, Rafael Devers wasn't quite six months old. When Colon made his first All-Star team, Devers had just learned to walk. When Colon won the AL Cy Young Award in 2005, Devers was not yet 10. And so it went that the oldest player in the leagues...
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Alex Reimer
April 19, 2018 - 1:45 pm
There are lots of ways to quantify the Red Sox’ torrid start. The most obvious indicator is their 15-2 record, which is the best a team has fared out of the gate since the 2003 Giants. The pitching staff is also incredible, sporting an ERA of 2.66. While the Red Sox’ starting rotation was expected...
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Rafael Devers
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John Tomase
April 19, 2018 - 1:28 am
Remember when the Red Sox used to play competitive games? Those were the days. Baseball's hottest team since the second game of the season, the Red Sox have become its most overwhelming squad over the last week. They extended the best start in franchise history with a 9-0 victory in Anaheim on...
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Rob Bradford
April 18, 2018 - 3:24 pm
There have been a lot of surprises early on for these Red Sox. Even with a perceived soft schedule out of the gate, few would have ever predicted their 14-2 start. And dominating in virtually every starting pitching and hitting statistical category couldn't have pegged by most. But what Alex Cora...
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Ryan Hannable
March 26, 2018 - 7:06 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- With just two days until the Red Sox open their regular season Thursday in Tampa, the last thing they need is an injury to their 21-year-old third baseman. In the second inning of the second-to-last spring training game Monday night, Rafael Devers tried to score from third base...
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Rob Bradford
March 25, 2018 - 6:16 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- It was almost if the four Red Sox infielders had choreographed the whole thing. After each Minnesota batter was retired the group consisting of third baseman Rafael Devers, shortstop Xander Bogaerts, second baseman Eduardo Nunez and first baseman Hanley Ramirez immediately all...
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Rob Bradford
March 12, 2018 - 12:32 pm
DUNEDIN, Fla. -- Spring training is for identifying potential problems. The Red Sox might have found one. Thus far, the Red Sox infield defense isn't trending in the way the team most likely had hoped. At third base, Rafael Devers continues to be a work in progress. Xander Bogaerts' range isn't...
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Ryan Hannable
October 08, 2017 - 11:07 am
After sitting in Game 2, rookie third baseman Rafael Devers will return to the Red Sox lineup Sunday for Game 3 against Astros right-hander Brad Peacock. Hanley Ramirez will serve as the designated hitter with Sandy Leon catching Red Sox starter Doug Fister. The Red Sox trail the Astros 0-2 in the...
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Rob Bradford
October 06, 2017 - 1:14 pm
HOUSTON -- What John Farrell's decision to start Deven Marrero at third base in Game 2 of the American League Division Series comes down to is this: He thinks Marrero can hit this major league left-handed pitcher better than Devers. Farrell did add that there was some consideration to the fact that...
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