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Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart
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Nick Friar
April 17, 2019 - 11:06 am
At one point, it looked like Blake Swihart had a lot to offer the Red Sox . Of course, there was the hope he could become the catcher of the future, having the offensive edge over Christian Vazquez. Clearly, that hasn’t panned out like Boston thought it would. There was another option, too. Swihart...
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Rob Bradford
April 17, 2019 - 10:25 am
Chris Sale has been a good if not great pitcher since joining the Red Sox. The team is 40-23 when he has started, with the lefty possessing an ERA of 2.84 with a .202 batting average against throughout the past three seasons. This year? Not good. He is 0-4 with an 8.50 ERA. Only one pitcher in...
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Boston Red Sox prospect Bobby Dalbec
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Nick Friar
April 17, 2019 - 9:33 am
Since bursting on the scene at big league spring training, Red Sox prospect Bobby Dalbec has had a tough time getting back on track at the plate. Now with Double-A Portland, the third baseman is hitting .226 with only has one home run and one double in 31 at-bats. Over his last four games, he’s 2-...
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Alex Reimer
April 17, 2019 - 9:30 am
Oftentimes, it is the criticism from a family member that hits the hardest. The Red Sox’ brutal start to their title defense has opened them up to condemnation from all sides, but nobody’s words were more pungent than longtime color man Jerry Remy, who bluntly assessed the team’s dismal play...
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Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale
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Nick Friar
April 16, 2019 - 9:25 pm
Chris Sale found a new way to torture Red Sox fans in Tuesday’s 8-0 loss. Not only was his line subpar — four runs on seven hits over five innings — but also he managed to give Boston a glimmer of hope in the process. (For a complete recap, click here.) His fastball was humming all game. On pitch...
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Ryan Hannable
April 16, 2019 - 3:34 pm
Athough not as crazy as Monday, Tuesday is another interesting lineup for the Red Sox. Two days after fouling a pitch off his foot, Andrew Benintendi remains out, and fresh off of being recalled Sandy Leon will be behind the plate catching Red Sox starter Chris Sale. J.D. Martinez will play left...
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Rob Bradford
April 16, 2019 - 1:49 pm
The Red Sox made two call-ups Tuesday prior to their two-game series against the Yankees. One was for the long haul, while the other might just be serving as a stopgap. The Sox promoted both catcher Sandy Leon and Erasmo Ramirez to the big league club, designated Blake Swihart for assignment...
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Rob Bradford
April 16, 2019 - 12:51 pm
The Chris Sale conversation to this point has been, to be kind, uncomfortable. After Game 1 in Seattle there was the idea that he was still building up from spring training, explaining away a high 80's fastball. Then there was Start 2 in Oakland when we later learned Sale had been battling illness...
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Ryan Hannable
April 16, 2019 - 12:42 pm
In a stunning move, it appears Blake Swihart is done with the Red Sox . According to Evan Drellich , Swihart has been DFA'd by the team. He likely will not pass through waivers, which would mean his time with the organization is over. Swihart, 27, has played in 12 games this season and is 6-for-26...
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Rob Bradford
April 16, 2019 - 11:51 am
Normally the thought of the Red Sox trying to turn around their fortunes in the Bronx might be a daunting task. But all things considered, this might not be a bad place for Alex Cora's team to be for the next two days. New York has placed yet another regular on the injured list Tuesday, shelving...
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