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Rob Bradford
April 24, 2019 - 3:02 pm
Remember Anderson Espinoza? He was the Red Sox' top pitching prospect who Dave Dombrowski shipped to San Diego in exchange for Drew Pomeranz before the 2016 non-waiver trade deadline. While Pomeranz is gone from the Red Sox, pitching for San Francisco, it hasn't exactly worked out as planned for...
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Rob Bradford
April 24, 2019 - 2:44 pm
After notching his first career home run Tuesday Michael Chavis is getting another chance Wednesday. With righty Tyson Ross on the mound for the Tigers Chavis will start at second base. Here is the Sox lineup with Eduardo Rodriguez on the mound for the hosts: Andrew Benintendi LF Mookie Betts RF...
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Rob Bradford
April 24, 2019 - 8:25 am
It was one of Michael Chavis' welcome to the big leagues moments. The rookie already had his first major league hit -- managed one day before at Tropicana Field -- when the spotlight of being a member of the Red Sox hit home in a completely different manner. Chavis' religious beliefs and approach...
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Rob Bradford
April 23, 2019 - 4:38 pm
Darwinzon Hernandez is going to get his first taste of major league baseball, albeit just a nibble. The 22-year-old was called up from Double-A Portland by the Red Sox to serve as the club's 26th man, which is allowed for the second game of a doubleheader. "I think where we are as far as guys...
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Rob Bradford
April 23, 2019 - 4:05 pm
Chris Sale wasn't the story in his team's 7-4 loss to the Tigers Tuesday afternoon. That was unfortunate for the Red Sox. (For a complete recap, click here.) While the Red Sox ace still didn't display his dominant self throughout a five-inning, two-run outing, he was good enough to suggest some...
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Rob Bradford
April 23, 2019 - 12:01 pm
Christian Vazquez only got one start at designated hitter in the entire 2018 season. That came on June 7 against Detroit pitcher Matthew Boyd. It was the kind of lineup luxury afforded Red Sox manager Alex Cora for much of the season because he was carrying three catchers, with the presence of...
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Ryan Hannable
April 23, 2019 - 10:11 am
After getting rained out Monday, the Red Sox and Tigers will play two games Tuesday at Fenway Park. In Game 1, Michael Chavis will make his home debut and play third base, while Christian Vazquez will serve as the DH. Jackie Bradley Jr. will rest, which means Mookie Betts will play center field and...
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Fenway Park rain delay
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Ryan Hannable
April 22, 2019 - 4:13 pm
The Red Sox ' second home series of the year will need to wait a day. Monday's game against the Tigers has been postponed due to rain. It will be made up as part of a day/night doubleheader on Tuesday. Tickets for Monday's game can be used for the first game, which will begin at 1:05 p.m. Game 2 is...
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Rob Bradford
April 22, 2019 - 9:14 am
First impressions were a powerful thing when it came to J.D. Martinez last season. After 22 games it had become clear what the Red Sox' had in the middle of their lineup -- the kind of presence David Ortiz left behind two seasons before. Martinez kicked off his Sox' career well enough, hitting .306...
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Rob Bradford
April 22, 2019 - 8:13 am
When Blake Swihart was designated for assignment we were distracted from what really mattered. The first focus immediately shifted on Swihart, the former first-round pick who many believed simply wasn't given the kind of chance he deserved. Then there was the conversation regarding Sandy Leon,...
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