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David Ortiz keeps promise to inspirational young fan with game-winning home run

David Ortiz made a promise to Maverick Schutte. He fulfilled that pledge—in a big way. Maverick is a five-year-old Red Sox fan from Wyoming, who was born with a serious congenital heart defect called tetralogy of fallot. Since birth, he has undergone more than 30 surgeries and will likely need to undergo many more, according to the Colorado Children’s Hospital Foundation...
Via Boston.com
5 hours ago

Hernandez recalled; Light optioned to PawSox

Following Friday's 4-2 win over the Yankees, the Red Sox optioned righty Pat Light to Triple-A Pawtucket and recalled utility infielder Marco Hernandez.
Via RedSox.com
18 hours ago

MLB Plus debuts with Yankees-Red Sox

MLB introduced a new way to watch baseball during Friday's Yankees-Red Sox game with MLB Plus, a data-driven online broadcast featuring Statcast and other advanced analysis.
Via RedSox.com
19 hours ago

Kelly throws off mound, eyes rehab assignment

Red Sox right-hander Joe Kelly is progressing well enough from a right shoulder impingement that he was permitted to throw off the mound on Friday for the first time since April 19, the night he was injured.
Via RedSox.com
1 day ago

Drafting the Top Red Sox Moments of 2016 (So Far)

In the spirit of the NFL draft—which started yesterday, is continuing today, and will go on forever and ever, on and on, into the future never ending like the infinite space in Curt Schilling’s head—today we are having a draft. Welcome to Draft HQ and congratulations on getting through that first sentence. The Red Sox are 22 games into the season and so we are drafting the...
Via BP Boston
1 day ago  |  Discuss

David Price Has High Praise For Red Sox Knuckleballer Steven Wright

The Boston Red Sox signed David Price this past offseason to be their newest ace. And he certainly still could be — he’s made just five starts for the Sox, after all, and was very good in three of them. But so far, the Red Sox’s best starting pitcher hasn’t been Price. It’s been 31-year-old knuckleballer Steven Wright, who’s allowed just four total earned runs over his...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Clay Buchholz Looking To Get Back On Track

Clay Buchholz of the Boston Red Sox has had a rocky start to the 2016 season. He looks to turn things around against the struggling Atlanta Braves. Buchholz is 0-2 with a 6.33 ERA. Maybe all he needs is a little Braves actions to get thinks going in the right direction!
Via Hot Stove MLB
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pedroia hits slam and solo HR, Red Sox beat Braves 9-4

BOSTON (AP) Dustin Pedroia had a grand slam and a solo homer, David Ortiz passed two Hall of Fame Red Sox on the extra-base hits list and Boston beat Atlanta 9-4 on Wednesday night even as the Braves ended their 15-game homerless stretch. The Red Sox won their fourth straight and third against the Braves, the first two coming at Turner Field. The 40-year-old Ortiz had three doubles...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Travis Shaw’s Major League Pedigree Easily His Most Valuable Asset

Travis Shaw burst onto the scene last season as a 25-year-old rookie and immediately succeeded. Even more so, he’s hit better at the major league level than he ever did in the minors. In 85 games since being recalled, Shaw has batted .283 with 15 home runs and 50 RBIs, putting him on pace for 29 home runs and 95 RBIs in a full 162-game slate of action. For a kid just getting his...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Red Sox are ‘encouraged’ by Sandoval’s conditioning

Pablo Sandoval has been on the disabled list with a shoulder injury, and there has been speculation that he has no chance of getting his job back even when he is cleared to return. If the third baseman loses some weight, he might have a shot. According to a report from Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports earlier this month, the Red Sox have no intention of giving Sandoval significant playing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

David Price has bounce-back outing, fans 14 to lead Red Sox

ATLANTA -- David Price matched his career high with 14 strikeouts, Travis Shaw homered and drove in five runs and the Boston Red Sox beat Atlanta 11-4 on Tuesday night as the Braves' staggering home-run drought reached 15 games.The Braves, who opened the season with nine straight losses, have lost seven straight.The homer drought is the longest for the Braves in their 51 years in...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz Is Again Out Of Red Sox Lineup Tonight

Hopefully, there weren't a lot of Atlanta fans turning out for this series just to see David Ortiz. For the second straight night, he is out of the lineup. Here is tonight's full Red Sox lineup: Mookie Betts RF, Dustin Pedroia 2B, Xander Bogaerts SS, Travis Shaw 3B, Hanley Ramirez 1B, Jackie Bradley Jr. CF, Brock Holt LF, Christian Vazquez C. The Carmine Hose will send David Price...
Via FenwayNation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Josh Rutledge Be The New Brock Holt For Red Sox?

Rutledge (L); Holt (R)Since Josh Rutledge has been added to the major league roster, he's been a contributor on both sides of the ball. And, while he hasn't yet demonstrated the positional flexibility of Brock Holt, he might just be the heir apparent to the BrockStar. Think about it. As the season goes on, Holt is making it real hard not to pencil him in to the everyday lineup—mostly...
Via FenwayNation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Red Seat: Episode 4 – Is Rick Porcello Breaking Out?

Welcome to The Red Seat, BP Boston’s weekly podcast discussing all things Boston Red Sox. Hosted by Jake Devereaux and featuring a rotating panel of BP Boston guests, The Red Seat will dive into current events, life in the AL East, prospects down on the farm and much more. Additionally, this podcast will tap into the knowledge of industry professionals as we attempt to bring you...
Via BP Boston
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Let's not give up on Clay Buchholz just yet

Bill Foley (@Foles74) Contributing Writer That headline is going to drive many Red Sox fans crazy because they are tired of the ultimate tease that is Clay Buchholz. When he was just a kid, Buchholz busted onto the Fenway scene with a late-season no-hitter against the Orioles in 2007. Immediately, Red Sox fans had visions of an already solid pitching staff, led by Josh Beckett...
Via RedSoxLife
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Only Three Lefties In Tonight's Red Sox Lineup In Atlanta

Despite Julio Teherán's sky-high ERA against lefties, Boston will send just three port-siders out to face him tonight. Here is today's Red Sox lineup: Mookie Betts RF, Dustin Pedroia 2B, Xander Bogaerts SS, Travis Shaw 1B, Josh Rutledge 3B, Brock Holt LF, Jackie Bradley Jr. CF, Christian Vazquez C. Rick Porcello will take to the hill for The Carmine Hose.
Via FenwayNation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz Bids Farewell To Atlanta, Where He’s Displayed Lots Of Power

David Ortiz is retiring after the 2016 MLB season, giving fans across the league one last chance to see Big Papi play before his legendary career concludes. Atlanta will see Ortiz for the final time this week when the Red Sox play the Braves in a short two-game series Monday and Tuesday at Turner Field. Ortiz has displayed plenty of power at Turner Field. He’s collected 12 hits...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Red Sox are a lot shiftier than they get credit for

Certain clubs continue to debate their use of defensive shifts. That's right, not every team is the Astros, who seemingly shift with every breath.The Red Sox, according to the numbers, are at the low end in shifts -- through Saturday they ranked 22nd with 79 shifts, according to STATS LLC, 221 behind the Astros, who ranked first.The Sox's numbers, however, might be somewhat misleading...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Xander Bogaerts, the Human Target?

Clay Buchholz serving up a grand slam and Roenis Elias coming out for the ninth inning of Saturday’s game notwithstanding, the scariest moment thus far in this Red Sox-Astros series was the sight of Xander Bogaerts getting floored by a Luke Gregerson up-and-in pitch on Friday night. At first glance, the pitch seemed to knock him in the face before he dropped to the ground; as...
Via Surviving Grady
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Recap - Buchholz, Red Sox Slammed In Loss

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterColby Rasmus's grand slam in the bottom of the fifth inning of Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz snapped a 1-1 tie and helped send Boston to an 8-3 loss to the Astros in Houston.David Ortiz had given the Red Sox a 1-0 lead with an RBI single in the top of the first inning; the Astros tied the game on an RBI ground out by Jason Castro an inning...
Via RedSoxLife
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Wright is your Team's Ace and Deserves to Stay

(April 16, 2016 - Source: Rich Gagnon/Getty Images North America)Evan MarinofskyContributing WriterThrough 16 games, the Red Sox' most consistent starting pitcher is their number-five starter who also happens to throw the most inconsistent pitch in baseball: the knuckleball. You read that Wright. It's Steven Wright.  I called this one from the beginning.  Since the start...
Via RedSoxLife
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Top Prospects that Never Were: Dernell Stenson, Boston Red Sox

We’re through three of our former MLB prospect pieces, and generally speaking, you’re looking at one of two reasons why many of these players don’t pan out. One, injuries wreak havoc—it happens; sometimes it’s unavoidable. Or two, it just doesn’t work out at the major league level. This next case, however, is tragic on an entirely different level. Back in 1996, 18-year...
Via The Sports Post
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Putting David Price’s struggles in perspective

When you buy a Ferrari, you have certain expectations. Like, for example, the expectation of traveling unreasonably fast, of achieving ridiculous speeds in a ludicrously short period of time and of looking good in the process. You expect leather, style, the whole lot. And you pay for it up front — oh boy do you pay for it. You buy at the top of the market, but you know what you’re...
Via BP Boston
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: the Christian Vazquez storyline

Since his promotion to the big leagues on April 15 of this season, Christian Vazquez has made a marked difference for the squad. His predecessor Blake Swihart was relegated to Boston’s Triple A affiliate, but not for a lack of offense. Swihart hit a respectable .278 in the first six games of the season for the Sox but his inexperience behind the dish was proving detrimental to...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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