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  1. Daisuke Matsuzaka makes first minor league rehab start

    Apr 23, 2012, 10:25 PM EST

    Dice-K Reuters

    Daisuke Matsuzaka officially kicked off his minor league rehab assignment tonight with High-A Salem. Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com has the details. Matsuzaka, who underwent Tommy John surgery last June, allowed three runs on six hits over four innings while striking out three and walking none. He gave up two runs in the first inning (including…

  2. Bobby Valentine is a convenient scapegoat, but he’s not what’s ailin’ the Sox

    Apr 23, 2012, 8:53 AM EST

    Bobby Valentine

    Well, not totally anyway. He has his share of the blame — some odd bullpen choices in the past week for one — but the “Bobby V has killed the Red Sox” stuff is probably out of hand at the moment. And, as Rob Bradford notes, the reason is pretty understandable. It’s Boston, and this…

  3. Red Sox skip Daniel Bard after rainout

    Apr 22, 2012, 5:28 PM EST

    Daniel Bard

    Daniel Bard is headed back to the Red Sox bullpen, but only for a couple of days. The Red Sox announced plans to skip Bard after his scheduled start Sunday night against the Yankees was rained out. Jon Lester will stay on schedule and start Monday. The decision isn’t likely to result in any save…

  4. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 17, 2012, 6:06 AM EST

    Baltimore Orioles v Chicago White Sox

    Orioles 10, White Sox 4: Matt Wieters homered twice. The first one coming in the eighth, which kicked off the O’s comeback after finding themselves down 4-1, the second one: a 10th inning grand slam which put the game out of reach. Twins 7, Yankees 3: Joe Mauer had three hits and Justin Morneau played in…

  5. Bobby Valentine is really not having a stellar 24 hours

    Apr 16, 2012, 1:28 PM EST

    Daniel Bard

    First that dustup with Kevin Youkilis and now some bad in-game managing is making for a pretty crappy day for Bobby V. Daniel Bard and James Shields were locked in a 0-0 pitchers’ duel. Bard had been effective all day, but effectively wild too, walking several. In the seventh inning Bard, already over 100 pitches…

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

    Apr 11, 2012, 6:02 AM EST

    Atlanta Braves v Houston Astros

    Braves 6, Astros 4: Chipper Jones came off the disabled list, singled in his first at bat and hit a home run in his second. Dude is on death’s door and he hasn’t had functional knees since Bush’s first term yet he’s still the best hitter on this team.  Tyler Pastornicky hit his first MLB…

  7. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 10, 2012, 5:56 AM EST

    Seattle Mariners v Texas Rangers

    Rangers 11, Mariners 5: According to Google Translate, a literal translation of “run support” in Japanese is サポートを実行する.  I have no idea if that covers the actual concept of run support, but I bet after last night Yu Darvish knows. He started out his major league debut by giving up four runs in the first inning…

  8. Panic comes early to Red Sox Nation

    Apr 9, 2012, 8:56 AM EST

    Alfredo Aceves, David Ortiz

    Actually, it may not be panic in Red Sox Nation, but it’s starting in the press already, so you have to figure that it’s either a reflection of or a precursor to some amount of overreaction in the fan base. Rob Bradford: three games in, already asking if the Sox should blow up the rotation…

  9. Tigers roar back in ninth, 11th to beat Red Sox 13-12

    Apr 8, 2012, 6:03 PM EST

    Miguel Cabrera

    Alex Avila got barely a sliver of a 2-2 curveball that would have ended the game. On the next pitch, he got a whole lot more of another curve, hitting a walkoff homer to give the Tigers a 13-12 victory over the Red Sox and a three-game sweep in Detroit. Meanwhile, the Red Sox’s worst-case…

  10. The Red Sox are willing to add payroll to improve the pitching staff

    Apr 7, 2012, 12:03 PM EST

    Boston Red Sox Introduce Bobby Valentine

    We’re only one game into the season and there are already many questions about the Red Sox pitching staff. Andrew Bailey‘s recent thumb surgery has unexpectedly pushed Alfredo Aceves into the closer role while Daniel Bard and Felix Doubront are holding down the final two spots in the starting rotation. It’s much too soon make…

  11. Andrew Bailey set for ligament surgery, likely to miss first half

    Apr 3, 2012, 6:36 PM EST

    Andrew Bailey

    A second opinion confirmed that Red Sox closer Andrew Bailey has a torn UCL in his right thumb. He’s scheduled to undergo surgery Wednesday and will likely miss 3-4 months. It turns out that Bailey was hurt in a collision with Pittsburgh’s Alex Presley at first base in his March 21 outing, though he thought…

  12. Andrew Bailey told that he needs surgery on thumb

    Apr 2, 2012, 8:26 PM EST

    andrew bailey getty

    UPDATE: Abraham now reports that Bailey was already told that surgery is recommended on his thumb. If Dr. Thomas Graham agrees with the diagnosis, the surgery could happen as soon as tomorrow. 8:26 PM: Andrew Bailey‘s thumb injury? Yeah, it could be a lot more serious than we originally thought. Peter Abraham of the Boston…

  13. Red Sox set starting rotation: Doubront fourth, Bard fifth, Aceves pushed back to bullpen

    Apr 1, 2012, 10:55 AM EST

    red sox logo

    The Red Sox made things official at the back end of their starting rotation on Sunday morning. Brian MacPherson, Red Sox beat writer for the Providence Journal, passes along the news: Doubront is the No. 4 starter. — Brian MacPherson (@brianmacp) April 1, 2012 Daniel Bard is the No. 5 starter. — Brian MacPherson (@brianmacp)…

  14. Red Sox to announce rotation decisions tomorrow

    Mar 31, 2012, 1:51 PM EST

    Bobby Valentine Reuters

    The Red Sox currently have three pitchers — Daniel Bard, Alfredo Aceves and Felix Doubront — vying for the final two spots in the starting rotation. And with the start of the season just days away, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine is ready to announce a decision. Perhaps it’s just the way the information was…

  15. Daniel Bard strikes out seven in final rotation audition

    Mar 30, 2012, 6:33 PM EST

    Daniel Bard

    Daniel Bard, Alfredo Aceves and Felix Doubront didn’t do much to make the Red Sox’s decision for them in their final bids for the two openings in the rotation. Bard followed the solid outings by Aceves and Doubront yesterday with six innings of three-run ball against the Twins on Friday. A Justin Morneau double was…

  16. Is there already a rift growing between Bobby V and Ben Cherington?

    Mar 24, 2012, 8:59 AM EST

    Ben Cherington Bobby V Reuters

    When Bobby Valentine was originally hired as manager of the Red Sox, it was suggested that ownership went over the head of newly-hired general manager Ben Cherington to make the call. This led to all sorts of speculation that Cherington was already marginalized and that he would have a difficult time building the ballclub that…

  17. Daniel Bard could be sent back to bullpen by Red Sox

    Mar 21, 2012, 6:33 PM EST

    Daniel Bard

    Having struggled in his last two starts, Daniel Bard could return to the bullpen, CSN New England’s Sean McAdam reports. McAdam says that a Red Sox staff member has told people outside of the organization that the team is prepared to go with Alfredo Aceves and Felix Doubront at the back of the rotation, leaving…

  18. Daniel Bard has some doubters about his move to the starting rotation

    Mar 17, 2012, 11:09 AM EST

    Daniel Bard

    Daniel Bard is being stretched out as a starter this spring after spending the past four seasons (including three in the majors) as a reliever. He tossed five scoreless innings over his first two Grapefruit League appearances, but was blasted for seven runs over 2 2/3 innings on Thursday against the Cardinals. We shouldn’t panic…

  19. Vicente Padilla’s role with the Red Sox is unclear, but he really, really wants to be a starter

    Feb 24, 2012, 10:15 AM EST

    San Diego Padres  v Los Angeles Dodgers

    When the Red Sox signed Vicente Padilla they did so in part because he’s capable of starting or relieving depending on how Daniel Bard‘s attempted move into the rotation and the rest of the pitching staff shake out. However, it’s clear now that Padilla wants to be a starter. In fact, during an appearance on…

  20. Jonathan Papelbon likes Daniel Bard as a starter

    Feb 18, 2012, 3:16 PM EST

    Daniel Bard, Jonathan Papelbon

    Jonathan Papelbon‘s exit from Boston was expected to clear the way for Daniel Bard to step in as the Red Sox’s closer, but the 26-year-old has made the move to the rotation instead and Papelbon, speaking from Phillies camp in Florida, thinks that might well be for the best: I actually had a long talk…

  21. Ranking the rotations: 2012 edition

    Feb 2, 2012, 10:45 AM EST

    Cole Hamels, Cliff Lee, Roy Halladay

    Last year’s attempt was quite a hit, so let’s try it again, with a somewhat different methodology. Here’s how the 30 rotations stack up, according to my projections. I’ll go strictly by ERA here, taking the top five pitchers on the staff. Along with the ERA totals are the combined inning projections for the five…

  22. Red Sox GM says landing free agent pitcher is “unlikely”

    Feb 1, 2012, 9:23 PM EST

    oswalt ap

    The Red Sox have been linked recently to free agent pitchers Edwin Jackson and Roy Oswalt. But E-Jax apparently has better deals on the table from other clubs and Oswalt is thought to prefer a team in the middle of the country, like the Cards or Rangers. Which leads us to the following report… According…

  23. Red Sox avoid arbitration with Daniel Bard at $1.6125M

    Jan 21, 2012, 10:13 PM EST

    bard getty

    The Red Sox avoided salary arbitration on Saturday night with right-hander Daniel Bard by agreeing to a one-year contract worth $1.6125 million. This according to MLB.com beat writer Ian Browne. Bard requested $1.825 million and was offered $1.4 million when arbitration figures were exchanged on Tuesday. It took less than a week for his agent…

  24. Red Sox sign Vicente Padilla to minor-league contract

    Jan 16, 2012, 1:20 PM EST

    Vicente Padilla

    Nothing is official yet, but Peter Gammons of MLB Network reports that the Red Sox have agreed to terms with right-hander Vicente Padilla and Alex Speier of WEEI.com says it’s a minor-league deal with an invitation to spring training. Padilla missed nearly all of last season following neck surgery and worked strictly as a reliever…

  25. Pitching coach Bob McClure ready to “kick ass and win” in Boston

    Dec 26, 2011, 11:47 AM EST

    mcclure getty wide

    Hired as the Red Sox’s new pitching coach last week, Bob McClure said during a radio interview yesterday that his philosophy is to “kick ass and win” in Boston. McClure also said that he likes the idea of Daniel Bard coming into spring training with plans to compete for a rotation spot, because switching back…

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