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  1. BREAKING: Shane Victorino is apparently texting pictures of his abs to John Farrell

    Jan 22, 2015, 11:31 PM EST

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    Victorino was limited to just 30 games last season, so he’s trying to make sure that he’s not a forgotten man going into 2015. Like, really trying…

  2. Allen Craig could see some time at third base this spring

    Jan 22, 2015, 8:57 PM EST

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    Craig, who was acquired from the Cardinals last July in the John Lackey deal, batted just .215 with eight home runs and a .594 OPS across 126 games last season.

  3. “Nothing brewing” on Red Sox trading Allen Craig

    Dec 17, 2014, 11:15 AM EST

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    They’re getting lots of calls on him, though.

  4. Marlins, Brewers doing their homework on Allen Craig

    Dec 14, 2014, 2:30 PM EST

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    Allen Craig had a horrendous 2014 season, batting just .215/.279/.315 with eight home runs and 46 RBI in 126 games between the Cardinals and Red Sox. But he was among the most productive hitters in baseball between 2011-2013 …

  5. Cardinals could rework John Lackey’s MLB-minimum contract for the 2015 season

    Dec 3, 2014, 8:55 PM EST

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    At the end of October, the Cardinals exercised a major league-minimum option for 2015 on veteran right-hander John Lackey. Now it sounds like some incentives are going to be added.

  6. Shane Victorino says he should be the Red Sox’ starting right fielder

    Nov 28, 2014, 12:00 PM EST

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    And he’d like you to tell him who’s a better option.

  7. Brandon Moss, Allen Craig on Marlins’ first base radar

    Nov 27, 2014, 6:05 PM EST

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    A couple more options have appeared on the Marlins’ radar for an upgrade at first base.

  8. So what would the Red Sox look like with Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval?

    Nov 24, 2014, 6:38 AM EST

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    It could happen. It could happen as early as today, folks.

  9. Red Sox GM Ben Cherington downplays trade rumors involving Yoenis Cespedes

    Nov 8, 2014, 4:13 PM EST

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    The Red Sox have a logjam of outfielders and most of the trade speculation has centered on Yoenis Cespedes.

  10. Yasmany Tomas worked out privately for the Red Sox

    Nov 3, 2014, 9:00 AM EST

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    But the Sox are still probably not too interested

  11. Remembering World Series Game 7s of the past 30 years

    Oct 29, 2014, 1:20 PM EST

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    Game 7s are often letdowns. But sometimes, they’re magical. What will we get tonight?

  12. Farewell to a future superstar

    Oct 26, 2014, 11:43 PM EST

    Oscar Taveras

    One person’s thoughts on the passing of 22-year-old Oscar Taveras.

  13. Red Sox could make Yoenis Cespedes available

    Oct 19, 2014, 1:24 PM EST

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    Boston has an outfield logjam that needs to be addressed this winter.

  14. The incredible awfulness that was Allen Craig’s 2014 season

    Sep 29, 2014, 4:20 PM EST

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    Craig had a season unlike any other first baseman or corner outfielder in 70 years.

  15. Mike Napoli out Sunday due to stomach bug

    Sep 7, 2014, 10:37 AM EST

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    Mike Napoli made an early exit from Saturday’s 4-3 win over the Blue Jays after falling ill and is not in the Red Sox starting lineup for Sunday’s series finale. Allen Craig will start at first base and Yoenis Cespedes will DH.

  16. Allen Craig is hitting .111 for the Red Sox and “couldn’t have looked more overmatched”

    Sep 4, 2014, 3:19 PM EST

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    He’s under contract for $5.5 million in 2015, $9 million in 2016, $11 million in 2017, and $13 million or a $1 million buyout in 2018.

  17. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 27, 2014, 7:09 AM EST

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    I don’t believe in destiny. I don’t believe in fate. I’m even pretty skeptical about momentum and the hot hand. But these Royals are testing my beliefs.

  18. Oscar Taveras is hitting and Mike Matheny is happy

    Aug 25, 2014, 12:16 PM EST

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    Oscar Taveras is playing and playing well lately, easing Cardinals fans’ concerns about manager Mike Matheny frequently benching the 22-year-old rookie for lesser talents, and now Matheny is full of praise for the work Taveras has put in to get better.

  19. Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo to sign with the Red Sox for $72 million

    Aug 22, 2014, 11:01 AM EST

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    The Red Sox paid a lot of money to get this guy. Expect him in the Sox’ outfield early next season.

  20. Red Sox activate Allen Craig from the disabled list

    Aug 21, 2014, 4:16 PM EST

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    He hit a combined .312 with an .863 OPS in 328 games for the Cardinals from 2011 to 2013, but Craig’s production has plummeted to a .237 batting average and .639 OPS in 98 total games this season.

  21. Have the Cardinals benched Oscar Taveras?

    Aug 15, 2014, 5:31 PM EST

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    Shane Robinson over Oscar Taveras?

  22. John Lackey was not impressed by Caleb Joseph’s home run on Saturday

    Aug 10, 2014, 6:55 PM EST

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    John Lackey called Caleb Joseph’s home run on Saturday — Joseph’s fifth consecutive game with a home run — a “Baltimore home run”, presumably slighting Joseph’s blast because Camden Yards is friendlier to hitters than to pitchers.

  23. Allen Craig could return from the disabled list in a week

    Aug 10, 2014, 10:21 AM EST

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    When outfielder Allen Craig jammed his left foot on the first base bag in his first game since being traded to the Red Sox, there was some speculation that he might be shut down for the remainder of 2014. Craig suffered a left Lisfranc fracture in late 2013 and hasn’t been right since, so calling it quits and aiming for a fresh start in 2015 would make sense. But it doesn’t sound like that’s the plan.

  24. Allen Craig goes on disabled list after injuring ankle in Red Sox debut

    Aug 5, 2014, 1:13 PM EST

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    Craig logged just four plate appearances for the Red Sox after being acquired from the Cardinals in the deal for John Lackey.

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