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

    Dec 1, 2012, 5:47 PM EDT

    Franklin Morales Getty

    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…

  2. Updated: Where would the Red Sox go minus Gonzalez, Crawford, Beckett?

    Aug 24, 2012, 8:55 PM EDT

    Josh Beckett, Adrian Gonzalez

    The deal isn’t yet official, but it looks like Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett and Nick Punto are all Los Angeles bound in exchange for four minimum-salaried players and  free-agent-to-be James Loney. That would cut $58.25 million in 2013 salaries from Boston’s payroll and leave the Red Sox committed to only four players for…

  3. Derek Jeter hits 250th career home run

    Aug 17, 2012, 8:51 PM EDT

    Derek Jeter

    Derek Jeter‘s liner to left field in the fifth inning Friday off Franklin Morales was his 250th career home run. He moved into fifth place all-time among players who have played at least half of their games at shortstop: 1. Alex Rodriguez – 644 2. Cal Ripken Jr. – 431 3. Miguel Tejada – 304…

  4. Robinson Cano returns, Mark Teixeira sits with sore wrist

    Aug 17, 2012, 6:26 PM EDT

    Mark Teixeira

    The Yankees have Robinson Cano back from a sore neck Friday in the opener of a three-game series against the Red Sox, but Mark Teixeira is absent from the lineup due to an inflamed wrist, the LoHud Yankees Blog reports. Teixeira initially injured the wrist on July 29 and missed a couple of games. “It’s…

  5. Josh Beckett scratched from Sunday start, Franklin Morales rejoins Red Sox rotation

    Aug 3, 2012, 5:35 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Boston Red Sox

    As expected the Red Sox have scratched Josh Beckett from his scheduled Sunday start against the Twins due to a back injury, announcing that Franklin Morales will take his place. Morales moving back into the rotation seemed possible as soon as the Red Sox traded for left-handed reliever Craig Breslow earlier this week, although for…

  6. Josh Beckett could miss next start due to back spasms

    Aug 2, 2012, 10:29 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Boston Red Sox

    Josh Beckett was booed off the mound at Fenway Park on Tuesday night after leaving his start against the Tigers in the third inning with back spasms. Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine expressed optimism yesterday that the veteran right-hander will be able to avoid a stint on the disabled list, but there’s now uncertainty whether…

  7. Franklin Morales knocked around as Yankees take first game of doubleheader

    Jul 7, 2012, 4:29 PM EDT

    Franklin Morales Reuters

    The Yankees defeated the Red Sox 10-8 last night without hitting a home run, just their second win this season without a homer, but they put on another power display this afternoon. Franklin Morales was knocked around for six runs over just 3 1/3 innings as a Bombers cruised to a 6-1 win in the…

  8. Franklin Gutierrez placed on 7-day disabled list with a concussion

    Jun 29, 2012, 9:33 PM EDT

    Franklin Gutierrez AP

    The Mariners announced a short while ago that they have placed Franklin Gutierrez on the 7-day disabled list with a concussion. Steve Delabar, a right-handed reliever, was called up from Triple-A Tacoma to replace him on the active roster. Gutierrez was diagnosed with a mild concussion after he was hit in the side of the…

  9. Franklin Gutierrez continues to be snakebit, gets hit in the face with a pickoff throw

    Jun 29, 2012, 11:21 AM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v Seattle Mariners

    Franklin Gutierrez hadn’t played all year until a couple of weeks ago because of multiple health problems including, but not limited to, a torn pectoral muscle and a heel injury. In the past he had some awful stomach intestinal illness. He just can’t catch a break. And it’s not getting better. From last night’s game: Gutierrez led…

  10. Felix Hernandez strikes out 13 Red Sox in shutout victory

    Jun 29, 2012, 8:49 AM EDT

    Felix Hernandez

    Between this, the Giants-Reds game and my well-known yet uncontrollable pitching fetish, I am really not liking living in the eastern time zone today. If NBC would act on my long-standing request to set me up in a nice little flat in that interwar Pacific Heights co-op I would have been awake for both of…

  11. Secretariat threw five innings for the Red Sox yesterday

    Jun 18, 2012, 10:01 AM EDT

    Franklin Morales

    Josh Beckett‘s shoulder injury left the Red Sox needing a fill-in starter yesterday and rather than call someone up from the minors they turned to Franklin Morales, who’d only pitched out of the bullpen since arriving in Boston last year and hadn’t started a game since April 21, 2009. Morales had thrown more than 40…

  12. Josh Beckett is headed to the disabled list with right shoulder soreness

    Jun 16, 2012, 4:07 PM EDT

    Josh Beckett Getty

    We learned yesterday that Josh Beckett was scratched from his scheduled start Sunday due to right shoulder inflammation. Now he’s DL-bound. The severity of the issue isn’t yet known, but Beckett will be eligible to rejoin the Red Sox before the end of the month. It’s another tough blow for a team that is having…

  13. Josh Beckett will miss Sunday start with shoulder injury

    Jun 15, 2012, 5:37 PM EDT

    Boston Red Sox Beckett pitches against Seattle Mariners during their MLB baseball game in Boston

    Shortly after the final out of today’s loss to the Cubs the Red Sox announced that Josh Beckett has been scratched from his scheduled Sunday start due to shoulder inflammation. Franklin Morales will make the start in his place, which is interesting because Morales has been strictly a reliever since the Red Sox acquired him…

  14. Joe Maddon calls throwing at Luke Scott “a weak, cowardly effort”

    May 26, 2012, 9:47 AM EDT

    Joe Maddon Getty

    Benches cleared in the top of the ninth inning of last night’s Rays-Red Sox game after Franklin Morales hit Luke Scott in the leg. No punches were thrown and no players were ejected, but Rays manager Joe Maddon was pretty incensed after his team went on to win the game 7-4. According to Marc Topkin…

  15. Benches clear in Rays-Red Sox game

    May 25, 2012, 10:34 PM EDT

    Luke Scott, Jarrod Saltalamacchia

    After Franklin Morales drilled Luke Scott in the top of the ninth — apparent retaliation for a plunking of Dustin Pedroia earlier — benches cleared in Friday’s game between the Rays and Red Sox at Fenway Park, which Tampa Bay went on to win 7-4. Some bad blood likely carried over from last week’s series…

  16. Maybe the Red Sox really should fire Bobby Valentine

    Apr 21, 2012, 7:43 PM EDT

    Bobby Valentine, Jarrod Saltalamacchia

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but wasn’t the whole point to hiring Bobby Valentine is that he’s a cut above most as a tactical manager? He’s not in the Boston dugout because he’s a great manager of people. Nor does he have a rep as some sort of master disciplinarian who manages to get the…

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

    Apr 8, 2012, 6:03 PM EDT

    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…

  18. Catching up with Davey Johnson

    Mar 19, 2010, 1:16 PM EDT

    A profile of Davey Johnson in today’s Baltimore Sun.  Gotta love Davey, so it’s definitely worth a read. Johnson, as you probably know, is now a special assistant to Nats’ GM Mike Rizzo. And unlike so many special assistant jobs out there, his isn’t about glad-handing season ticket holders and stuff — he’s actually contributing…

  19. MRI on Huston Street comes back "clean"

    Mar 18, 2010, 8:40 PM EDT

    Jon Heyman of SI.com reports that an MRI on the right shoulder of Huston Street came back “clean.” This at least eliminates the worst-case scenario of season-ending surgery or something of that nature, but according to Heyman, the club “will take it slow with him” and “look for another reliever.” Obviously, Street’s chances of opening…

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