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

    Apr 16, 2014, 6:38 AM EST

    Night court

    I only watched a little baseball last night. Watched a lot of “Night Court” though.

  2. Red Sox prospect Henry Owens tosses six-inning no-hitter

    Apr 3, 2014, 10:59 PM EST

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    The minor league season has started!

  3. Will Middlebrooks hopes new contact lenses are the key to success in 2014

    Mar 30, 2014, 11:15 PM EST

    will middlebrooks getty

    Will Middlebrooks was a consensus top-100 prospect going into the 2012 season and he did not disappoint, blasting 15 home runs with an .835 OPS in 286 plate appearances in the big leagues. He wasn’t nearly as good last season, slashing .227/.271/.425. As it turns out, Middlebrooks’ deteriorating vision might have been at least partially…

  4. 2014 Preview: Boston Red Sox

    Mar 26, 2014, 1:30 AM EST

    Dustin Pedroia, David Ortiz

    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 2014 season. Next up: The Boston Red Sox. The Big Question: Have the Red Sox taken the steps necessary to avoid a post-championship decline? No…

  5. Matt Moore okay after taking comebacker to the face

    Mar 23, 2014, 7:02 PM EST

    matt moore getty

    In the fourth inning of Sunday afternoon’s start against the Red Sox, Matt Moore took a comebacker to the face off of the bat of Xander Bogaerts. Moore appeared to at least partially deflect the ball and had the presence of mind to chase after the ball and throw out Bogaerts at first base to…

  6. Red Sox not actively negotiating with Stephen Drew

    Feb 26, 2014, 10:38 PM EST

    stephen drew getty tall

    From Alex Speier, the Red Sox beat reporter at WEEI.com: According to multiple industry sources, with the Red Sox on the verge of starting spring training games, the team has not been engaged in substantive talks since the opening of camp with shortstop Stephen Drew. The team has not ruled out categorically the possibility of re-signing the shortstop, but…

  7. Jake Peavy: Many Red Sox players “holding out hope” Stephen Drew returns

    Feb 15, 2014, 11:31 AM EST

    Stephen Drew Getty

    The decision isn’t up to the players, but Red Sox right-hander Jake Peavy had an interesting comment on free agent shortstop Stephen Drew this morning: Jake Peavy says a lot of #RedSox are "holding out hope" Stephen Drew returns. — Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) February 15, 2014 The Red Sox haven’t officially closed the door on…

  8. Another day, another prospect list with Byron Buxton No. 1

    Jan 29, 2014, 10:15 AM EST

    Byron Buxton

    At this point I might be getting sick of writing these “Byron Buxton named No. 1 prospect by X” posts, except I’m a Twins fan and it’s negative-10 degrees here in Minnesota and it’s basically all I’ve got. Anyway, the latest to pick Buxton as the best prospect in the world is Keith Law of…

  9. MLB.com names Byron Buxton as baseball’s best prospect

    Jan 24, 2014, 10:15 AM EST

    Byron Buxton

    MLB.com prospect experts Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis released their top 100 list yesterday and to absolutely no one’s surprise 20-year-old Twins center field prospect Byron Buxton is in the top spot. Buxton split last year between two levels of Single-A, batting .334 with 49 extra-base hits, 76 walks, and 55 stolen bases in 125…

  10. Red Sox haven’t talked to Stephen Drew in weeks

    Jan 10, 2014, 10:15 AM EST

    stephen drew getty

    Stephen Drew remains unsigned and the Red Sox remain open to bringing him back, but general manager Ben Cherington admitted yesterday that they haven’t talked to the shortstop’s agent since before Christmas. Appearing on WEEI radio in Boston, the GM said “there’€™s nothing really to report” regarding any negotiations with Drew and agent Scott Boras,…

  11. John Farrell still hopeful Stephen Drew will return to Red Sox

    Dec 19, 2013, 11:00 PM EST

    Stephen Drew Getty

    The Red Sox acquired utility infielder Jonathan Herrera from the Rockies yesterday in exchange for left-hander Franklin Morales and minor league right-hander Chris Martin, but manager John Farrell confirmed during an appearance on WEEI’s Hot Stove show this evening that the move doesn’t mean that the team has ruled out the return of Stephen Drew.…

  12. Report: Stephen Drew “will not return to the Red Sox”

    Nov 14, 2013, 10:47 AM EST

    stephen drew getty

    Boston manager John Farrell has made it clear that he’d like Stephen Drew back, but Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston reports that the free agent shortstop “will not return to the Red Sox” because he has several bigger multi-year offers from other teams. Drew made $9.5 million this year while hitting .253 with 13 homers…

  13. John Farrell wants Stephen Drew back

    Nov 6, 2013, 9:45 PM EST

    stephen drew getty

    From beat reporter Alex Speier of WEEI.com: Red Sox manager John Farrell, in an interview on WEEI’s Salk & Holley show, said that he believes that the Red Sox would be well served to bring back shortstop Stephen Drew in order to preserve the sort of depth on the left side of the infield that…

  14. Where will the Red Sox spend this winter?

    Nov 1, 2013, 1:07 PM EST

    Masahiro Tanaka

    With Jacoby Ellsbury, Mike Napoli, Stephen Drew and Jarrod Saltalamacchia all filing for free agency, the world champion Red Sox would seem to have a whole lot of flexibility this winter. Even without signing any replacements, they have a perfectly legitimate 25-man roster ready to go: SS: Xander Bogaerts: $500,000 RF: Shane Victorino: $13 million…

  15. HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2014

    Nov 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    Robinson Cano

    This year’s annual free agents column has expanded to a top 150, though I’m writing up just the top 55 (it was going to be 50, but I couldn’t help myself). The rest are presented in a list. Not included are players whose contract options are sure to be exercised. Players are ranked based not…

  16. Jacoby Ellsbury, Stephen Drew come up big in possible Fenway finales

    Oct 31, 2013, 1:06 AM EST

    World Series - St Louis Cardinals v Boston Red Sox - Game Six

    As the Red Sox celebrate their third World Series victory in a decade Wednesday, the likelihood exists that several key players won’t be back in 2014. Red Sox free agents this winter include Jacoby Ellsbury, Mike Napoli, Stephen Drew and Jarrod Saltalamacchia. Ellsbury and Drew in particular delivered big games on Wednesday, with Ellsbury reaching…

  17. David Ortiz gets World Series MVP honors

    Oct 31, 2013, 12:01 AM EST

    World Series - St Louis Cardinals v Boston Red Sox - Game Six

    It wasn’t exactly a shocker, but after batting .688 with two homers, David Ortiz was named World Series MVP following Boston’s Game 6 victory over the Cardinals. Ortiz tied World Series and postseason records with four walks and three intentional walks in the Game 6 victory. He came around to score after two of them.…

  18. World Series, Game 6: Cardinals-Red Sox lineups

    Oct 30, 2013, 4:18 PM EST

    World Series - Boston Red Sox v St Louis Cardinals - Game Three

    Lineups for Game 6 at Fenway Park … Cardinals: 2B Matt Carpenter RF Carlos Beltran LF Matt Holliday DH Allen Craig C Yadier Molina 1B Matt Adams 3B David Freese CF Jon Jay SS Daniel Descalso SP Michael Wacha With a right-hander on the mound Cardinals manager Mike Matheny goes back to his usual lineup,…

  19. Red Sox score two in seventh to take lead over Cardinals in Game 5 of World Series

    Oct 28, 2013, 10:19 PM EST

    David Ross Getty

    Adam Wainwright and Jon Lester have been dealing for most of the night, but the Red Sox have retaken the lead in Game 5. Wainwright struck out Daniel Nava to begin the top of the seventh inning, but then allowed a single to Xander Bogaerts and a walk to Stephen Drew. This set up a…

  20. World Series, Game 5: Red Sox-Cardinals lineups

    Oct 28, 2013, 4:20 PM EST

    World Series - Boston Red Sox v St Louis Cardinals - Game Three

    Lineups for Game 5 at Busch Stadium … Red Sox: CF Jacoby Ellsbury 2B Dustin Pedroia 1B David Ortiz LF Jonny Gomes RF Daniel Nava 3B Xander Bogaerts SS Stephen Drew C David Ross SP Jon Lester Shane Victorino is out of the lineup again with a back injury, so Daniel Nava replaces him in…

  21. World Series Game 5 preview: It’s Ace vs. Ace once again

    Oct 28, 2013, 11:05 AM EST

    Busch Stadium

    What: Game 5 of the World Series Where: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri When: 8:07 EDT, Fox What to expect? Your guess is as good as ours. But let’s try to pretend this game, which will decide who goes up 3-2 as the Series shifts back to Boston on Wedneday, is going to be conventional.…

  22. Jonny Gomes gets his first hit of the World Series, a three-run homer to give Red Sox 4-1 lead

    Oct 27, 2013, 10:29 PM EST

    World Series - St Louis Cardinals v Boston Red Sox - Game Two

    Going into his sixth-inning at-bat against Cardinals reliever Seth Maness, Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes was 0-for-10. He had reached base just once on a walk in the fifth inning. Fans complained that he had started Games 1 and 2 in lieu of Daniel Nava. He wasn’t even supposed to start Game 4, but Shane…

  23. Red Sox tie up Game 4 at 1-1 on Stephen Drew’s fifth inning sacrifice fly

    Oct 27, 2013, 10:00 PM EST

    World Series - Boston Red Sox v St Louis Cardinals - Game Four

    David Ortiz seems to be the only consistent source of offense for the Red Sox thus far in the World Series. He led off the fifth inning of Game 4 with a double to right-center, their first extra-base hit of the night against Cardinals starter Lance Lynn. Lynn started to unravel, walking Jonny Gomes, and…

  24. Shane Victorino has been pulled from the Red Sox lineup in Game 4

    Oct 27, 2013, 6:48 PM EST

    World Series - Boston Red Sox v St Louis Cardinals - Game Three

    Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino has been pulled from manager John Farrell’s starting lineup for Game 4 of the World Series due to lower back tightness, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. As a result, Daniel Nava will move from left field to right field, and Jonny Gomes will enter into the lineup and play…

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