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  1. Red Sox activate Will Middlebrooks, designate Pedro Ciriaco for assignment

    Jun 10, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

    Will Middlebrooks Getty

    Last week Red Sox manager John Farrell hinted that Will Middlebrooks might stay in the minors for a while even after he was activated from the disabled list, but after posting a 1.094 OPS in five rehab games at Triple-A he’s off the DL and back in Boston’s lineup tonight. To make room for Middlebrooks…

  2. Yasiel Puig makes Vin Scully speechless

    Jun 7, 2013, 9:20 AM EDT

    Yasiel Puig

    The legend of Yasiel Puig grew even bigger last night, as the Dodgers rookie smacked an opposite-field grand slam to break open a 1-0 game in the eighth inning and joined Joe Cunningham, Dave Kingman, and Will Middlebrooks as the only players in MLB history with a pair of four-RBI performances in their first four…

  3. Will Middlebrooks could remain in minors after DL stint

    Jun 6, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Will Middlebrooks Getty

    Will Middlebrooks began a minor-league rehab assignment last night at Triple-A, but manager John Farrell indicated that the third baseman may not automatically return to the Red Sox once he’s recovered from a back injury. Griffin Tewksbury of WEEI.com has all of Farrell’s quotes, including: This is not only a chance to make sure his…

  4. Red Sox place Victorino and Middlebrooks on DL, call up Aceves and Iglesias

    May 24, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

    Shane Victorino

    David Ross is returning from a concussion tonight but the Red Sox are far from healthy, placing Shane Victorino and Will Middlebrooks on the disabled list. Victorino has a strained hamstring and Middlebrooks has lower back spasms, and Boston has added infielder Jose Iglesias and right-hander Alfredo Aceves from Triple-A to replace them. Iglesias, who’s…

  5. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    May 20, 2013, 6:22 AM EDT

    Freddy Galvis

    Phillies 3, Reds 2: Aroldis Chapman is usually automatic. But he surrendered back-to-back bombs to the murderers row that is Erik Kratz and Freddy Galvis as the Philly walked off Cincinnati. Heck, the inning started with Chapman walking Delmon Young on four straight pitches, so you know he wasn’t on it yesterday. And Cliff Lee…

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

    May 17, 2013, 6:40 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers' Verlander reacts after leaving the game against Texas Rangers in their MLB American League baseball game in Arlington

    Rangers 10, Tigers 4: So much for pitching porn. Darvish wasn’t exactly sharp early but he ultimately settled down. Meanwhile, who put the benzedrine in Mr. Verlander’s Ovaltine? He was a hot mess. And I do mean hot. He was lighting up the radar gun in the early innings but was overthrowing and seemed to…

  7. Alfredo Aceves melts down against A’s

    Apr 23, 2013, 7:49 PM EDT

    Alfredo Aceves

    How about this for an inning of work: – Walk – Single – Walk – Walk (one run) – K – Single (two runs) – Balk – Sac fly (one run) – Infield single, E1 (one run) – Balk – E6 (one run) – Groundout That was Alfredo Aceves‘ third inning in what had been…

  8. Jonny Gomes orders custom bat with names of the Boston Marathon bombing victims

    Apr 21, 2013, 12:59 PM EDT

    gomes bat

    Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes will be swinging a custom bat Sunday to honor the three who died at the Boston Marathon bombings and the MIT police officer who was shot and killed in the ensuing manhunt for the suspects. Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks shared a photo of the bat on Twitter:

  9. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 8, 2013, 6:09 AM EDT

    Country Breakfast

    Royals 9, Phillies 8: Country. Breakfast. Billy Butler drives in seven via a grand slam and a three-run double. The loss is an especially disheartening one for Philly, as they were staked to a 4-0 lead early with their ace on the hill. Cole Hamels was rocked, though, and now stands at 0-2 with a 10.97 ERA…

  10. Will Middlebrooks hits three homers as Red Sox crush Blue Jays 13-0

    Apr 7, 2013, 4:04 PM EDT

    Will Middlebrooks; Mike Napoli

    Third baseman Will Middlebrooks hit three homers and doubled Sunday in Boston’s 13-0 rout in Toronto. The 24-year-old Middlebrooks became the first player to hit three homers in a game this year, and he’s the youngest player to accomplish the feat since the Pirates’ Andrew McCutchen on Aug. 1, 2009.  He was the first member of the…

  11. Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera help lead Yankees to first win of season

    Apr 4, 2013, 10:01 PM EDT

    Andy Pettitte

    It felt like old times tonight in the Bronx, as Andy Pettitte tossed eight innings of one-ball and Mariano Rivera notched the save as the Yankees topped the Red Sox 4-2 for the team’s first victory of the 2013 season. Pettitte was in control for most of the night, scattering eight hits while striking out…

  12. Red Sox pick up 13 more hits to beat the Yankees 7-4

    Apr 3, 2013, 10:59 PM EDT

    Boston Red Sox Jackie Bradley singles in front of New York Yankees Chris Stewart in MLB game in New York

    For the Yankees to have much of a chance this year, they’re going to have to rack up their runs without hitting a bunch of homers. Their biggest rivals are showing them how its done. On a bitterly cold Wednesday night in the Bronx, the Red Sox amassed 11 singles and two doubles to beat…

  13. 2013 Preview: Boston Red Sox

    Mar 26, 2013, 3:19 AM EDT

    Mike Napoli, Jonny Gomes

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2013 season. Up next: The Boston Red Sox. The Big Question: will the offseason spending spree prove worth it? Coming off a disastrous season…

  14. Will Middlebrooks back in starting lineup following wrist scare

    Mar 2, 2013, 10:31 AM EDT

    Will Middlebrooks Getty

    It was easy to think the worst when Will Middlebrooks left Wednesday’s Grapefruit League game after he experienced pain in his right wrist on a check swing, but fortunately for the Red Sox, it turned out to be a false alarm. Middlebrooks was examined by a hand specialist, who determined that the flash of pain…

  15. Jonny Gomes requires three stitches in knee after banging into outfield fence

    Feb 28, 2013, 7:02 PM EDT

    Jonny Gomes

    This was understandably lost in the concern regarding Will Middlebrooks‘ wrist, but Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston passes along word that Jonny Gomes required three stitches in his left knee after he banged into the left field fence during last night’s game against the Orioles. It appears Gomes suffered the injury when he made an…

  16. Will Middlebrooks on wrist injury: “Nothing’s broken, nothing’s torn”

    Feb 28, 2013, 10:05 AM EDT

    Will Middlebrooks Getty

    Will Middlebrooks had Red Sox fans freaking out yesterday when he injured his right wrist on a swing, was looked at on the field by trainers, and slammed his batting helmet to the ground before exiting the game. Middlebrooks missed the final two months of last season after fracturing the same wrist, but this time…

  17. Will Middlebrooks aggravates right wrist in spring game

    Feb 27, 2013, 8:20 PM EDT

    middlebrooks getty

    Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks was removed from Wednesday night’s Grapefruit League game against the Orioles because of what is currently being termed “right wrist soreness.” Middlebrooks appeared to injure the wrist while taking a swing at a high-and-tight fastball in the first inning. He met with trainers near the Red Sox dugout and…

  18. Will Middlebrooks thinks Mike Napoli is going to be fine

    Jan 27, 2013, 1:05 PM EDT

    napoli getty

    Mike Napoli was diagnosed with avascular necrosis in both hips during his pre-signing physical with the Red Sox, but he hasn’t experienced any problems related to the disease up to this point and received a rave review Saturday afternoon from new teammate and offseason workout partner Will Middlebrooks. “Not at all,” the Red Sox third baseman told WEEI…

  19. Report: Red Sox could trade Jacoby Ellsbury, re-sign Cody Ross

    Dec 4, 2012, 8:25 PM EDT

    Jacoby Ellsbury

    Upside, shmupside. Sources told the Boston Globe’s Peter Abraham that the Red Sox are considering trading Jacoby Ellsbury and re-signing Cody Ross to play right field, with the newly signed Shane Victorino taking over in center field. Ellsbury, the runner-up for AL MVP honors in 2011, is a free agent after the season and is…

  20. Red Sox lineup a whole lot deeper with Mike Napoli in the middle

    Dec 3, 2012, 11:43 AM EDT

    Mike Napoli

    Mike Napoli to Boston has long seemed like destiny. That he’s been such a roaring success at Fenway is part of it: Napoli has hit .306/.397/.710 with seven homers in 62 lifetime at-bats in Boston. The Red Sox initially tried to acquire Napoli in 2010, when the Angels weighed parting with him before the deadline.…

  21. Red Sox hire manager John Farrell away from the Blue Jays, send Mike Aviles to Toronto

    Oct 20, 2012, 11:28 PM EDT

    john farrell getty

    From Sean McAdam of CSN New England comes word that the Red Sox have hired current Blue Jays skipper John Farrell to be their next manager. Farrell has already worked out a contract with Boston that will run through 2015. Compensation for Toronto will be announced in the next couple days. The Red Sox interviewed…

  22. My MVP, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year picks

    Oct 5, 2012, 5:52 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    Here are my picks for the MVP, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year awards for each league. Obviously, these are all for fun. I’m not a BBWAA member and do not have ballots for any of these awards. Feel free to flame away. AL MVP 1. Mike Trout 2. Miguel Cabrera 3. Robinson Cano 4.…

  23. Torii Hunter is getting old

    Aug 26, 2012, 6:32 PM EDT

    Torri Hunter

    37-year-old Torii Hunter is tired and aching after taking his third straight 0-for-3 and getting hit by a pitch Sunday in the final game of the Angels’ six-game road trip.

  24. 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…

  25. Red Sox activate Vicente Padilla from disabled list

    Aug 21, 2012, 4:48 PM EDT

    Vicente Padilla

    Vicente Padilla is back from the disabled list following a minimum 15-day stay, rejoining the Red Sox’s bullpen after missing time with a biceps injury. To make room for Padilla’s return the Red Sox sent Danny Valencia to Triple-A after initially calling him up to help sub for the injured Will Middlebrooks at third base.…

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