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Rob Bradford
June 24, 2018 - 3:38 pm
Chris Sale's final pitch Sunday was 100 mph. It flew past the bat of Seattle's Mike Zunino, marking the third punch-out of the seventh inning. It was the appropriate punctuation. Sale continued his recent dominance, this time not allowing a run over seven innings. He struck out 13 (two shy of his...
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Rob Bradford
June 23, 2018 - 11:43 pm
This game has nothing to do with the Red Sox' struggles with lefty pitching. Seattle starter Mike Leake throws with his right hand and he still shut out Alex Cora's club for eight innings on the way to a 7-2 Mariners win. (For a complete recap, click here.) But while the Sox were trudging through...
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Rob Bradford
June 23, 2018 - 9:12 pm
The Red Sox obviously liked J.D. Martinez. That's why they locked him up this past offseason. But, as it turns out, the Sox's desire to reel in Martinez stretched beyond just waiting for the outfielder it hit free agency. Last season, as the non-waiver trade deadline approached, the Red Sox...
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Rob Bradford
June 23, 2018 - 2:01 pm
With Xander Bogaerts' availability uncertain following an injury to his left index finger Friday night, the Red Sox have recalled infielder Tzu-Wei Lin. The team sent reliever Robby Scott back to Triple-A Pawtucket in a corresponding move. Lin struggled to begin his season with the PawSox, hitting...
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Alex Reimer
June 23, 2018 - 2:01 pm
The most important thing to know about the reported Hanley Ramirez criminal investigation is there are far more questions than answers at this point. The only reported link between Ramirez and a suspected massive fentanyl trafficking ring based out of Lawrence is an alleged FaceTime call involving...
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Rob Bradford
June 23, 2018 - 12:01 am
Despite his team's come-from-behind, 14-10 win over the Mariners Friday night, Alex Cora probably had an idea that the subject of Hanley Ramirez was going to come up. As was first reported by investigative reporter Michelle McPhee, it is believed Ramirez is under investigation for a role in drug...
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Rob Bradford
June 22, 2018 - 10:20 pm
Xander Bogaerts' propensity to slide head-first has gotten him into trouble again. The Red Sox shortstop was forced to exit his team's game against the Mariners Friday night with a left index finger sprain, having injured himself when successfully stealing second base in the sixth inning. Bogaerts...
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Alex Reimer
June 22, 2018 - 9:06 pm
Hanley Ramirez is being investigated at the federal and state level for his connection to a massive drug distribution ring centered in Lawrence, reports ABC News’ Michele McPhee. Earlier Friday, McPhee tweeted Ramirez was the target of a federal and state inquiry. She expanded on her report in an...
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WEEI
June 22, 2018 - 8:19 pm
By JOHN ROOKE Thinking out loud ... while wondering whatever happened to Acie Earl? The Rhode Island legislative session is nearing an end, and incredibly, we’re still not sure if the Pawtucket Red Sox’ stay in the Ocean State may be nearing an end after almost half-a-century. In the interest of...
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Alex Reimer
June 22, 2018 - 6:47 pm
Former Red Sox infielder Hanley Ramirez is involved in an ongoing federal and state investigation, according to ABC News' Michele McPhee . The Red Sox, who released Ramirez June 1, deny they were aware of the alleged probe when they cut bait with the right-handed slugger. “The Red Sox , nor MLB are...
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