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  1. Franklin Morales likely to begin season on disabled list

    Mar 11, 2013, 12:48 PM EDT

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    Boston is going to be short on left-handed relievers early on. Craig Breslow has all but been ruled out for Opening Day because of a sore shoulder and now Franklin Morales figures to join him on the disabled list to start the season. Morales has a back injury and manager John Farrell told Ian Browne…

  2. Red Sox clubhouse is “eleventy-billion times better”

    Mar 10, 2013, 9:03 PM EDT

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    So says the Boston Herald’s John Tomase: The clubhouse is eleventy-billion times better than it was over the last two years. General manager Ben Cherington set out to address the black hole made all the worse by the presence of Bobby Valentine last year, and if March is any indication, he has succeeded. The vibe…

  3. David Ortiz sent for MRI on both heels

    Mar 9, 2013, 4:33 PM EDT

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    Brian McPherson of the Providence Journal reports that David Ortiz has been sent for an MRI on both of his heels. The veteran slugger has experienced some soreness in his legs while running this week, so Red Sox manager John Farrell said that the team just wants to “rule anything out.” Ortiz was limited to…

  4. Craig Breslow likely to begin the season on the disabled list

    Mar 7, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

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    Red Sox reliever Craig Breslow likely won’t be recovered from his sore shoulder fast enough to be ready for Opening Day, manager John Farrell said today. Breslow, who avoided arbitration with the Red Sox by signing a two-year, $6.25 million deal in January, has yet to appear in a Grapefruit League game after complaining of…

  5. David Ortiz still has Achilles’ tendon soreness

    Mar 4, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

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    David Ortiz not playing in the Red Sox’s first 10 spring training games is no surprise as he comes back from the Achilles’ tendon injury that wrecked his 2012 season, but the fact that he still has soreness is potentially a reason to worry. Manager John Farrell told Maureen Mullen of CNSNE.com that Ortiz will have…

  6. Mike Napoli scheduled to make spring debut Friday

    Feb 25, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

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    Mike Napoli‘s hip problems cost him about $30 million after the Red Sox reworked his contract, but the good news is that he won’t be significantly behind the other hitters in camp. Manager John Farrell told reporters that Napoli is scheduled to make his spring training debut Friday and will play first base rather than…

  7. Alfredo Aceves: “It was just miscommunication”

    Feb 20, 2013, 2:44 PM EDT

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    Alfredo Aceves refused to throw the ball at anything resembling full speed during his first live batting practice session of spring training Sunday, which resulted in new Red Sox manager John Farrell giving him a talking to and general manager Ben Cherington discussing things with Aceves’ agent. Aceves tried to do some damage control/clarifying today,…

  8. The Blue Jays tell Adam Lind to stop badmouthing the old boss

    Feb 19, 2013, 9:40 AM EDT

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    We’ve had a number of instances of players saying bad things about old managers or teammates lately. The last one was the Blue Jays’ Adam Lind, who over the weekend blamed ex-Jays manager John Farrell for sending him mixed signals about hitting last year: “You guys (the media) were around last year,” Lind said Saturday…

  9. New manager, same Alfredo Aceves

    Feb 18, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Alfredo Aceves clashed constantly with manager Bobby Valentine last season, but now Valentine has been replaced by John Farrell and … Aceves is still being a pain in the ass at Red Sox camp: Aceves made a mockery of John Farrell’s camp on Sunday with his lobbing of the ball into home plate during batting…

  10. Mike Aviles, Indians avoid arbitration with two-year deal

    Feb 7, 2013, 3:21 PM EDT

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    Cleveland has avoided arbitration with Mike Aviles by signing the infielder to a two-year deal that includes an option for 2015, according to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Aviles was traded twice this offseason, going from the Red Sox to the Blue Jays as compensation for manager John Farrell and then going from…

  11. Gary Tuck resigns as Red Sox bullpen coach, citing personal reasons

    Jan 30, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Red Sox bullpen coach Gary Tuck retained his job as the lone holdover from Bobby Valentine’s staff, but now the 58-year-old has resigned from the position while citing personal reasons. Tuck, who also served as catching instructor and has been with the Red Sox since 2006, took a leave of absence from the team last…

  12. Red Sox avoid arbitration with new closer Joel Hanrahan

    Jan 18, 2013, 3:10 PM EDT

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    Joel Hanrahan, who the Red Sox acquired from the Pirates last month, has avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal worth $7.04 million. This was Hanrahan’s final year of arbitration eligibility and so he’ll be a free agent next offseason, which along with the high price tag and Jason Grilli‘s emergence played a part…

  13. Joel Hanrahan, not Andrew Bailey, will be Red Sox’s closer

    Dec 26, 2012, 3:40 PM EDT

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    While the Red Sox were finalizing their deal for Joel Hanrahan it was widely assumed that he’d begin 2013 as a setup man for closer Andrew Bailey, but now that the deal is official that won’t be the case. Assistant general manager Brian O’Halloran told reporters today that manager John Farrell was given the choice…

  14. Major League Baseball holding a charity auction for Stand Up to Cancer

    Dec 3, 2012, 3:33 PM EDT

    Stand Up to Cancer

    Major League Baseball just announced something very cool: a charity auction to benefit the Stand Up to Cancer. The initiative was inspired by the numerous cases of public relations officials in the sport who have been diagnosed with cancer in recent years. The auction starts now and goes through Thursday December 6 at midnight and includes…

  15. Red Sox tell Franklin Morales to prepare as a starting pitcher

    Dec 1, 2012, 5:47 PM EDT

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    Franklin Morales was used primarily out of the bullpen this past season, but new Red Sox manager John Farrell told Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe today that the current plan is for him to come into spring training as starting pitcher. Morales had a 3.77 ERA and 76/30 K/BB ratio in 76 1/3 innings…

  16. Red Sox add Victor Rodriguez as assistant hitting coach

    Nov 30, 2012, 6:39 PM EDT

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    After hiring Greg Colbrunn as their new hitting coach earlier this week, the Red Sox have added a long-time member of the organization as an assistant. According to Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald, the Red Sox have named Victor Rodriguez as assistant hitting coach. Rodriguez has been with the organization with 18 seasons, including…

  17. Blue Jays hire Chad Mottola as hitting coach, announce DeMarlo Hale as bench coach

    Nov 26, 2012, 12:21 PM EDT

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    As expected the Blue Jays have officially announced that DeMarlo Hale has left his position as Orioles third base coach to become their new bench coach and Toronto also named Chad Mottola hitting coach. Mottola was the fifth overall pick in the 1992 draft–one spot ahead of some guy named Derek Jeter–but played just 59…

  18. DeMarlo Hale accepts bench coach job with Blue Jays

    Nov 23, 2012, 9:44 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports that Hale has accepted the bench coach job in Toronto. Friday, 9:44 PM: Well, would you look at that? Some actual news on this slow Friday evening. The Orioles were hoping to retain DeMarlo Hale as their third base coach, but Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com hears that he’s likely…

  19. The Blue Jays contacted Bobby Cox for their managerial opening

    Nov 14, 2012, 8:50 AM EDT

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    It doesn’t sound like it was formal, and it seems like it was something far short of an offer, but Jon Paul Morosi reports that the Toronto Blue Jays contacted Bobby Cox about their managerial opening: The 71-year-old is probably a longshot to be the Blue Jays’ next manager. But the notion starts to make…

  20. Red Sox leaning toward Jose Iglesias as starting shortstop

    Nov 9, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Boston traded away Mike Aviles in the deal for manager John Farrell and the free agent shortstop class is an extremely weak one, so not surprisingly it looks like the Red Sox are planning to have 22-year-old rookie Jose Iglesias as their starting shortstop in 2013. Nothing is set in stone, of course, but general…

  21. Red Sox to hire Juan Nieves as pitching coach

    Nov 7, 2012, 1:48 PM EDT

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    Despite reports that manager John Farrell wanted Rick Peterson as his pitching coach Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com says the Red Sox “are expected” to give the job to Juan Nieves. Nieves has spent the past five seasons as the White Sox’s bullpen coach and also spent nearly a decade as a pitching coach in the…

  22. Blue Jays not close in search for new manager

    Nov 6, 2012, 8:59 PM EDT

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    MLB.com’s Gregor Chisholm has the update: The Blue Jays’ search for a new manager temporarily will be put on hold this week while Alex Anthopoulos attends the annual General Managers Meetings in Palm Springs, Calif. The meetings are set to run from Wednesday until Friday, which means for at least a few days the quest…

  23. Indians acquire Mike Aviles from Blue Jays

    Nov 3, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

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    Two weeks after being traded to the Blue Jays in the deal that sent manager John Farrell to the Red Sox, Mike Aviles is on the move again. Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports that the Blue Jays have shipped Aviles and utility man Yan Gomes to the Indians in exchange for right-hander Esmil Rogers. Aviles,…

  24. Red Sox to interview Rick Peterson for pitching coach job tomorrow

    Nov 2, 2012, 7:31 PM EDT

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    Confirming a report from last week, Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun passes along word that Rick Peterson will interview for the pitching coach job with the Red Sox tomorrow. He was supposed to interview earlier this week, but it was postponed due to Hurricane Sandy. Peterson’s home is in Belmar, New Jersey. Peterson was…

  25. Brian Butterfield leaves Blue Jays for Red Sox, but still a candidate to manage Blue Jays

    Oct 31, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Yesterday third base coach Brian Butterfield left the Blue Jays to take the same job on John Farrell’s new staff in Boston, but Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports that Butterfield could wind up right back in Toronto as manager. Bradford spoke to an unnamed source who told him that Butterfield remains a candidate in the…

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