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Fernando Rodney
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John Tomase
August 10, 2018 - 11:06 am
The Red Sox need bullpen help, and a pretty good arm just went to one of their postseason competitors, but Dave Dombrowski and Co. had no way to join the Fernando Rodney sweepstakes. The 41-year-old closer, in the midst of a solid season with the Twins, was traded to the A's on Thursday night,...
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Lance Lynn
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John Tomase
July 30, 2018 - 7:32 pm
The Yankees keep adding pieces. According to Jon Heyman of Fancred, the Yankees on Monday night acquired right-hander Lance Lynn from the Twins for outfielder/first baseman Tyler Austin and minor league right-hander Luis Rijo. Lynn is a former 18-game winner and All-Star in St. Louis who has...
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Rob Bradford
July 29, 2018 - 5:22 pm
Getting reaction to great Jackie Bradley Jr. catches has become like the grabs themselves -- routine. This was evident by Alex Cora's analysis of the center fielder's spectacular catch in the third inning of what would be a 3-0 win for the Red Sox over the Twins. "There’s been better," Cora said...
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Rob Bradford
July 29, 2018 - 3:26 pm
We don't know how this whole Nathan Eovaldi thing is going to end up, but early returns sure are positive. The newest Red Sox made his presence felt right away, throwing seven shutout innings against a Minnesota team that had given Eovaldi his worst start of the season two starts ago. Eovaldi was...
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Rob Bradford
July 29, 2018 - 2:10 pm
It's difficult to designate one Jackie Bradley Jr. catch over another, but this one makes a good case for being at the top of the list. With one out in the third inning, Minnesota's Bobby Wilson drove a deep drive into the left-center field gap. Bradley Jr. raced back -- covering 78 feet in 4.4...
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Rob Bradford
July 28, 2018 - 11:06 pm
The Red Sox took a hit during their 10-4 win over the Twins Saturday night. (For a complete recap of the Sox' victory, click here.) Rafael Devers was forced to leave the game in the eighth inning with a left hamstring situation, having pulled up lame while running into third on Eduardo Nunez's two-...
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Rob Bradford
July 28, 2018 - 4:42 pm
When asked how his knee was prior to Saturday night's game, Mitch Moreland politely responded, "Have you seen the lineup?" Sure enough, there it was. Moreland was back. That, however, doesn't mean the first baseman's balky left knee is fully healed. "He’ll play tonight, not play tomorrow and then...
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Rob Bradford
July 27, 2018 - 10:54 pm
It's amazing what a couple home runs can do. On a night that was shaping up to be disastrous for the Red Sox, both Rafael Devers and Mookie Betts stepped up to change the narrative in a hurry, resulting in a 4-3 win over the hosts. (For a complete recap, click here.) Devers offered the first wave...
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Rob Bradford
July 27, 2018 - 10:17 pm
Chris Sale was really good Friday night. Let's get that out the way. Nothing unexpected in the Red Sox game against the Twins, with Sale pitching six shutout innings, striking out 10 and giving up just three hits. Along the way he managed to claim another wave of history, becoming the fastest...
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Rob Bradford
July 27, 2018 - 7:50 pm
Chris Sale might be drawing back on his pitches and innings, but he's still not shy about churning out the strikeouts. By striking out the side in the first inning Friday night against the Twins, Sale notched his sixth straight season of 200 or more punchouts. According to Elias Sports, the 200...
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