Red Sox

February 12, 2009 - 1:57 pm
Paul Byrd's stint in Boston was quite brief, but memorable. After the Red Sox acquired him from the Indians in mid-August, he went 4-2 with a 4.78 ERA, helping to stabilize a final rotation spot that had been leaking wins amidst Clay Buchholz ' struggles. He also took the prize as the best guest of...
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Rob Bradford
February 12, 2009 - 10:54 am
Here is some Justin Masterson news that actually is relevant to baseball: He plans on throwing his change-up more as a reliever (if that is indeed what the role he will serve). He had gotten the pitch to a fairly high level when pitching for the Red Sox as a starter, using it as way to neutralize...
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Rob Bradford
February 12, 2009 - 4:49 am
On this day, the one where pitchers and catchers have to at least make a phone call to let the Red Sox know they have made inside the Fort Myers city limits (or close to it), the predictable chain of events has occurred: a bunch of pitchers came out, threw a little, and then back into the clubhouse...
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Rob Bradford
February 11, 2009 - 7:30 am
Brad Penny , Terry Francona and John Farrel l all met with the media. Here are the highlights: - Penny's bullpen was about 30 pitches today. It marked the first time he had thrown off a mound since September, although he typically comes to spring training only having about one mound session. -...
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Rob Bradford
February 11, 2009 - 6:15 am
The regulars are pretty much off the fields, paving the way for a workout for the 65 or so minor leaguers in the afternoon. Throwing bullpens were Josh Beckett , Jon Lester , Takashi Saito , Brad Penny , Hideki Okajim a and a couple of others. Okajima wins the award for most pitches thrown,...
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Rob Bradford
February 11, 2009 - 4:42 am
Josh Beckett finished his bullpen throwing, throwing close 60 pitches, which is a bit ahead of most of the other pictures. Dusty Brown is Beckett's catcher, with pitching coach John Farrell looking on. Jon Lester followed with a session of his own. Also in attendance is Beckett's personal trainer...
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Rob Bradford
February 11, 2009 - 3:37 am
Sitting here at the minor league complex, fresh off a traffic-filled ride that at least netted me the news that a decision has been made as to which company will be building the new $50 million spring training complex here in the land that chain restaurants built. The big winner: HOK Sport. In case...
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Rob Bradford
February 10, 2009 - 12:15 pm
Here is your breaking news from Fort Myers ... Josh Beckett and Jon Lester can both throw a baseball, as is evidenced by this video (which has bullpen coach Gary Tuck looking on):
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Rob Bradford
February 10, 2009 - 9:12 am
Speaking to a group of media at the minor league training facility in Fort Myers, Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis addressed the recent news regarding Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees third baseman admitting he used performance-enhancing drugs from 2001-03. Said Youkilis, "Names that weren't...
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Rob Bradford
February 10, 2009 - 6:16 am
Speaking to the media in Fort Myers, new Red Sox reliever Takashi Saito said that he will be on the same schedule as the others pitchers to begin spring training. Saito, who battled elbow problems last season, reported that one of the reasons he chose not to have surgery was because of his age and...
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