Red Sox

Mike Petraglia
February 19, 2009 - 8:11 am
Fort Myers, Fla. - On a very quiet, business-like day at the minor league complex, the absence of David Ortiz was about the only significant news. The slugger was not out on the field but rather back inside in the clubhouse, getting his work in after sleeping on his left shoulder and feeling it...
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Mike Petraglia
February 18, 2009 - 9:58 am
Fort Myers, Fla. - He may not have been on the same fields with the rest of his Red Sox teammates, but Mike Lowell did well in the first day of full squad workouts, according to his manager Terry Francona . "Mikey did good," Francona said . "What we did with Mikey was instead of coming out and...
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Mike Petraglia
February 18, 2009 - 9:24 am
Fort Myers, Fla. - Barring injury, Jonathan Papelbon seems a cinch to become the franchise's all-time leader in saves this season. He needs just 20 to pass Bob Stanley on that list. "I plan on breaking that, there' s no question about it," he said. "It's definitely in my sights and definitely...
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Mike Petraglia
February 18, 2009 - 5:43 am
Fort Myers, Fla. - Principal owner John Henry, CEO Larry Lucchino and Chairman Tom Werner all joked Wednesday morning about how they are still referred to as the 'new' ownership of the Red Sox , despite the fact they are entering their eighth season of stewardship of the most beloved sports...
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Mike Petraglia
February 17, 2009 - 9:28 am
Fort Myers, Fla. - No one has to remind Jon Lester about 2008. It was a year that saw him throw a no-hitter on May 19 vs. Kansas City. And it was a season where he emerged as one of the three most consistent starters in a deep Red Sox rotation. And that was never more the case than in the...
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Rob Bradford
February 16, 2009 - 6:42 am
Speaking to the media at the Red Sox minor league training facility, Red Sox DH David Ortiz said he took two months off from swinging and that it has paid off. Ortiz noted his right wrist, which had a torn tendon sheath last year, was feeling much better. "I'm fine," Ortiz said. "My hand is feeling...
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Rob Bradford
February 16, 2009 - 6:08 am
Outfielder Brad Wilkerson is in uniform, wearing No. 32, and working out with the other Red Sox position players at the team's minor league training facility after officially signing a minor league deal could pay him as much as $2.5 million for one season. The 37-year-old figures serve in the role...
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Mike Petraglia
February 15, 2009 - 9:00 am
Fort Myers, Fla. - Terry Francona couldn't help but notice how great the top four hitters in his lineup look. Not on paper but literally, how great they all look after a winter of conditioning. Francona was pretty happy to see Jacoby Ellsbury , Dustin Pedroia , David Ortiz and Kevin Youkilis all...
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Rob Bradford
February 14, 2009 - 6:47 am
Terry Francona clarified ... he had a hole-in-one Tuesday at the Renaissance Golf Course, nailing his second ace on the 8th hole -- 169-yard Par 3 -- with Josh Beckett as his witness. Unfortunately for Francona, he left the ball in the golf cart after the round. "I yelled after I hit it," said...
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Mike Petraglia
February 14, 2009 - 5:08 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -Â Today will be a day dedicated to catchers here in Fort Myers. Interviews with Josh Bard , George Kottaras and Dusty Brown inside the Red Sox minor league clubhouse provided the warmup to Jason Varitek's first public comments since re-signing with the Red Sox. Bard, who turns 31...
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