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  1. Grady Sizemore starting in left field tonight for the first time in his major league career

    Apr 10, 2014, 7:01 PM EDT

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    Grady Sizemore hasn’t started in left field since 2003 when he was in Double-A.

  2. Shane Victorino’s return from hamstring injury slowed due to bout of the flu

    Apr 7, 2014, 11:15 PM EDT

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    Shane Victorino is just starting to make progress from a hamstring strain following a nasty bout of the flu.

  3. Shane Victorino to undergo MRI on hamstring

    Mar 29, 2014, 4:45 PM EDT

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    Shane Victorino has overcome some discomfort in his side in recent days, but Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald reports that he tweaked his right hamstring during today’s Grapefruit League game and is scheduled to undergo an MRI tomorrow. Victorino was adamant this afternoon that he expects to be “fine” and “ready to go” for…

  4. Red Sox make it official, name Grady Sizemore the Opening Day center fielder

    Mar 28, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

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    UPDATE: And now it’s official, as manager John Farrell announced today that Grady Sizemore will be the Opening Day center fielder for the Red Sox. It’ll be his first regular season game since September 22, 2011. ========== Grady Sizemore’s comeback has gone exceptionally well in Red Sox camp. He’s hit .333 with an .842 OPS…

  5. Craig Breslow to begin season on disabled list due to shoulder strain

    Mar 27, 2014, 11:29 PM EDT

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    The Red Sox announced this evening that left-handed reliever Craig Breslow will begin the season on the disabled list due to a mild left shoulder strain. While the situation was downplayed by the Red Sox for most of the spring, Breslow simply ran out of time to be ready for Opening Day. The 33-year-old was…

  6. Shane Victorino could give up switch-hitting

    Mar 8, 2014, 2:29 PM EDT

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    Shane Victorino gave up switch-hitting down the stretch last season and Red Sox manager John Farrell told Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe today that the veteran outfielder is considering hitting exclusively from the right side of the plate this season. Nothing is official yet, but this would be a positive development for the Red…

  7. Ranking MLB managers by . . . handsomeness

    Dec 10, 2013, 2:57 PM EDT

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    LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL — The thing about the Winter Meetings is that, if you have some silly idea, there are a lot of people around you drinking cocktails, convincing you that the idea is not silly. That, to the contrary, it’s important and vital and if you don’t follow through with that idea, you’re…

  8. Report: Stephen Drew “will not return to the Red Sox”

    Nov 14, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Boston manager John Farrell has made it clear that he’d like Stephen Drew back, but Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston reports that the free agent shortstop “will not return to the Red Sox” because he has several bigger multi-year offers from other teams. Drew made $9.5 million this year while hitting .253 with 13 homers…

  9. Is there a bias against big market teams in Manager of the Year voting?

    Nov 13, 2013, 7:52 AM EDT

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    I couldn’t even begin to tell you whether Terry Francona was a more deserving Manager of the Year candidate than John Farrell. No one has ever explained to me some basis for comparing managers that makes choosing that award anything close to a clear or objective process. There are far more moving parts to a…

  10. Clint Hurdle, Terry Francona named Managers of the Year

    Nov 12, 2013, 6:56 PM EDT

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    The Manager of the Year awards, annually given to the guys whose teams exceed expectations by the greatest amount, was claimed Tuesday by Pirates skipper Clint Hurdle in the NL and the Indians’ Terry Francona in the AL. Hurdle was the easy winner in the Senior Circuit, receiving 25 of the 30 first-place votes. He…

  11. Red Sox GM Ben Cherington voted Sporting News Executive of the Year

    Nov 11, 2013, 11:30 PM EDT

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    After being the architect of a team which went from worst to first in the American League East and scored an eventual World Series victory over the Cardinals, Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington has been voted as the Sporting News Executive of the Year. The award was voted on by a panel of 31…

  12. “A bunch of teams moving quick” on Stephen Drew

    Nov 10, 2013, 8:55 AM EDT

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    Because he received a qualifying offer from the Red Sox and signing him will require the forfeiture of a top draft pick, there was some thought that free agent shortstop Stephen Drew might struggle to attract multiple lucrative offers on the open market this offseason. But that apparently won’t be the case. A source told…

  13. BBWAA awards finalists revealed on MLB Network

    Nov 5, 2013, 6:01 PM EDT

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    The Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) is announcing the top three finalists for American League and National League Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year, Cy Young and Most Valuable Player during a one-hour special airing right now (6:00 p.m. ET) on MLB Network. We will post those names here as they are rolled out…

  14. Gearing up for Game 6 at Fenway

    Oct 30, 2013, 6:45 PM EDT

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    BOSTON — Your first baseball experiences inevitably shape your tastes. My first baseball experiences were in the late 70s and early 80s so I like lower scoring games. And I’m more tolerant of pullover jerseys than many people are. The first ballpark I ever went to — and I went there a lot — was…

  15. Jon Lester’s mastery, efficiency carry Red Sox to edge of glory, push Cardinals to brink

    Oct 28, 2013, 11:08 PM EDT

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    ST. LOUIS — We thought of Game 1 as a battle of aces. It didn’t turn out that way. Game 5, however, gave us what we had been expecting. Adam Wainwright vs. Jon Lester and this time they were both on their game. But Jon Lester was better than Wainwright and, just as importantly, was…

  16. Red Sox score two in seventh to take lead over Cardinals in Game 5 of World Series

    Oct 28, 2013, 10:19 PM EDT

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    Adam Wainwright and Jon Lester have been dealing for most of the night, but the Red Sox have retaken the lead in Game 5. Wainwright struck out Daniel Nava to begin the top of the seventh inning, but then allowed a single to Xander Bogaerts and a walk to Stephen Drew. This set up a…

  17. All hands on deck for Red Sox; Peavy, Buchholz to be available in relief

    Oct 28, 2013, 7:20 PM EDT

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    Red Sox manager John Farrell said prior to Monday’s Game 5 that jake Peavy, who just started Saturday’s Game 3, would be available in relief tonight, and that Clay Buchholz, who started Game 4, could work out of the pen once the series returns to Fenway Park on Wednesday. Farrell also declined to commit to…

  18. Which ending was weirder: Game 3 or Game 4?

    Oct 28, 2013, 1:13 PM EDT

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    We sports fans will argue about anything. ANYTHING. Everyone knows that. We will not only argue about who the American League MVP should be, we will argue about the Dolphins’ new helmet (old one better), we will argue about Frank Caliendo’s best impression (Morgan Freeman), we will argue about the strongest arm in the NFL…

  19. David Ortiz will start at first base again in Game 5

    Oct 28, 2013, 11:55 AM EDT

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    No shock, but Red Sox manager John Farrell announced that David Ortiz will start again at first base tonight in Game 5, leaving Mike Napoli on the bench for the third time in three games in St. Louis. It probably wasn’t much of a decision for Farrell, in part because the Cardinals are starting a…

  20. Felix Doubront comes up big in Game 4 win

    Oct 28, 2013, 12:44 AM EDT

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    These last few weeks couldn’t have been easy for Red Sox left-hander Felix Doubront. With Clay Buchholz back and ready to pitch in the postseason, Doubront was sent to the pen at the end of the regular season after going 11-6 with a 3.87 ERA in his 27 starts. He didn’t want to make the…

  21. The Red Sox tear up the script, tie the World Series at two games a piece

    Oct 27, 2013, 11:53 PM EDT

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    ST. LOUIS — A start from a broken pitcher that went way better than anyone might have guessed. A three-run homer from the most unlikely of men.  On a night when the smart money was lining up against the Boston Red Sox, the storylines didn’t go the way they were supposed to go, resulting in…

  22. Carlos Beltran gives the Cardinals the lead in the third inning of Game 4

    Oct 27, 2013, 9:15 PM EDT

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    Carlos Beltran gave the Cardinals the early 1-0 lead in Game 4 of the World Series with an RBI single up the middle with one out in the bottom of the third inning against Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz. The opportunity came about after Matt Carpenter singled to center, then advanced to second base when…

  23. Clay Buchholz showing diminished velocity, but has held Cardinals scoreless through two innings

    Oct 27, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT

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    There was some concern about Clay Buchholz going into his start in Game 4 of the World Series due to tightness in his right shoulder, the same one that knocked him out of commission for three months during the regular season. Nevertheless, Red Sox manager John Farrell gave his right-hander the ball. Through two innings,…

  24. Shane Victorino has been pulled from the Red Sox lineup in Game 4

    Oct 27, 2013, 6:48 PM EDT

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    Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino has been pulled from manager John Farrell’s starting lineup for Game 4 of the World Series due to lower back tightness, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. As a result, Daniel Nava will move from left field to right field, and Jonny Gomes will enter into the lineup and play…

  25. The million fluky things that go into winning a World Series game

    Oct 27, 2013, 2:23 AM EDT

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    - Allen Craig, hobbled by a painful foot injury that nearly ruled him out for the postseason, scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth Saturday on the first ever obstruction call to end a postseason game. – Craig scored because Jarrod Saltalamacchia, whom manager John Farrell forgot to take out of the…

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