Tigers

Victor Martinez
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John Tomase
September 21, 2018 - 11:47 pm
Victor Martinez's lengthy career is coming to an end. The former Red Sox catcher, who became a franchise stalwart with the Tigers after leaving Boston in 2011, announced that he'll play his final big-league game on Saturday, according to Chris McCosky of the Detroit News. Martinez, 39, has resisted...
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Rob Bradford
July 28, 2018 - 7:56 pm
By now we know how J.D. Martinez does things. He studies. He talks. He takes notes. And he hits home runs. Meet the person who had a huge impact on what we're witnessing these days: Torii Hunter. "It’s insane. It’s insane what he does with his bat," said Hunter, who is town as part of the Twins'...
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Rob Bradford
July 22, 2018 - 5:43 pm
Remember when there was talk of sending Jackie Bradley Jr. to the minor leagues? This is what the outfielder does, bring you to the brink of confidence in him before completely altering the conversation. He has done it once again. On May 24 Bradley Jr. bottomed out with a .174 batting average with...
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Rob Bradford
July 22, 2018 - 11:12 am
After a day in which he was forced to the bench due to "general soreness," J.D. Martinez returns to the Red Sox lineup in the series finale against the Tigers. Here is the Red Sox batting order against Blaine Hardy, with Chris Sale on the mound for the visitors: Mookie Betts RF Andrew Benintendi LF...
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Rob Bradford
July 22, 2018 - 7:08 am
With the non-waiver trade deadline arriving a week from Tuesday, the Red Sox have sent their people to all corners of the Major League Baseball globe. For instance, Dave Dombrowski's special assistant/right-hand man Frank Wren could be found in Minnesota checking out the Twins and Royals this...
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Rob Bradford
July 21, 2018 - 2:47 pm
There was one glaring omission from the Red Sox' lineup Saturday. J.D. Martinez isn't in it. The big league's home run and RBI leader will start the second game of the Red Sox' series in Detroit on the bench, with Steve Pearce serving as the designated hitter against Tigers righty Mike Fiers. Red...
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Rob Bradford
July 21, 2018 - 7:10 am
The Red Sox are rolling. With their 1-0 win over the Tigers Friday night Alex Cora's team is now 5 1/2 games over the Yankees in the American League East race, sitting 39 games over .500. In the last month, the Red Sox have now gone 20-4, not having lost two games in a row since June 21. (For a...
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Rob Bradford
June 07, 2018 - 11:24 pm
Abe Alvarez was a nice story. The Red Sox' second-round pick in 2003 was just 21 years old when called up to the major leagues just more than a year after leaving college. He was supposed to be the team's next really good pitching prospect, with an inspirational side story just for good measure. (...
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Rob Bradford
June 07, 2018 - 3:14 pm
Blake Swihart is finally getting his chance to catch. For the first time this season Swihart gets the nod as the Red Sox' starting catcher, serving as the team's backstop with Jalen Beeks getting the start. Swihart has caught two innings this season after getting six starts at the position (...
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Rob Bradford
June 07, 2018 - 12:00 am
The lights went out for one misguided fan thanks to a perfect form tackle by a Fenway Park security guard. The price paid for running on the field Wednesday was probably some sore ribs and definitely a bail of $500. For everybody else with a rooting interest in the Red Sox, the bulbs burned...
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