RED SOX RUMORS & GOSSIP

Bradley goes on paternity list, Castillo called up

The Red Sox placed outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. on the paternity list Tuesday and recalled outfielder Rusney Castillo to fill Bradley's roster spot for Tuesday night's game against the Orioles.
Via RedSox.com
1 hour ago

It’s Time to Buy Into Steven Wright

How do you know when a knuckleball pitcher is good? It’s not an easy question to answer. We know it’s not just a matter of having a knuckleball — there have been bad knuckleball pitchers. But the pitches themselves aren’t easy to scout, and the whole idea behind an effective knuckleball is sort of the lack of consistency. There’s not a large sample of these pitchers to...
Via Fangraphs
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox summon Rodriguez to face O's

The Red Sox activated left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday and optioned right-hander Heath Hembree to Triple-A Pawtucket.
Via RedSox.com
3 hours ago

Xander Bogaerts’s 23-game hitting streak, by the numbers

The Red Sox love their hitting streaks. Jackie Bradley Jr.’s streak was at center stage before being snapped at 29 games in an 0-for-4 showing on Friday night — but now, after quietly amassing a run of his own, the spotlight is on Xander Bogaerts to take a shot at Dom Dimaggio’s Red Sox record 34-gamer, which has stood since 1949. The […] The post Xander Bogaerts...
Via Boston.com
4 hours ago

Red Sox prospect Sam Travis out for season with torn ACL

Red Sox minor league first baseman Sam Travis will miss the remainder of the 2016 season with a torn ACL in his left knee, the team announced on Monday. The 22-year-old injured his knee while making a tag during a rundown play against the Indianapolis Indians on Sunday afternoon.  He is expected to recover by […] The post Red Sox prospect Sam Travis out for season with torn ACL...
Via Boston.com
6 hours ago

Game 51 Recap: Red Sox 7, Orioles 2

The Red Sox got off to the kind of start they were looking for in what’s the first big series of the season. Top Play (WPA) Jackie Bradley came into today in an extremely miniature slump, collecting just two hits in 14 at bats over four games since the last game of his hit streak. He only managed one hit on Monday, but it was the biggest of the game. After a rough fifth inning...
Via BP Boston
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steven Wright throws impossible knuckleball for strikeout

Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright had the Orioles swinging at air all day in the Sox’ 7-2 victory, where Wright threw a complete game, his third on the year in what has been a breakout season for the right-hander. While the whole game was a beauty from a pitching perspective, there was one particular knuckleball that Wright caught Orioles slugger Chris Davis with that stuck...
Via The Comeback
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

You Can’t Stop Time, Rock and Roll or Steven Wright

In the first game of what I’ve boldly and drunkenly described as the most important series of the season thus far, the Red Sox drew first blood, taking down the Orioles in a textbook whalloping that couldn’t have gone any better if we’d planned it. First, we had Steven Wright putting in his third complete game of the season (that’s as many as Clayton Kershaw, Chris Sale...
Via Surviving Grady
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox No. 7 prospect Travis out for season

Red Sox Minor Leaguer Sam Travis will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL in his left knee, the club announced Monday.
Via RedSox.com
20 hours ago

What Buchholz Does for the Red Sox Bullpen

Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty ImagesRyan MacLeod (RyanMacLeod15)Contributing WriterJust when you thought that things couldn't get any worse for Clay Buchholz, manager John Farrell finally decided that he had seen enough from his worst starter this year and sent him to the bullpen. While this certainly is a demotion for Buchholz, it is an asset to the rest of this team. Not only...
Via RedSoxLife
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Xander Bogaerts extends hitting streak to league-high 23 games

Make it 23 straight for the X Man. Xander Bogaerts extended his league-high hitting streak to 23 games Monday in his second at-bat against the Baltimore Orioles. With Mookie Betts on third base, Bogaerts laced a double down the left field line at Camden Yards for an RBI double. Bogaerts added a second double in the fifth inning, giving him 271 hits since the beginning of the 2015...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Move Buchholz to Bullpen; Rodriguez to Start on Tuesday

The nightmare is finally over, Boston! All of you Boston Red Sox fans can now rejoice, as the team announced on Friday that rotation mainstay Clay Buchholz has been moved to the bullpen. In a corresponding move, the team also announced that youngster Eduardo Rodriguez would be replacing Buchholz in the rotation, making his season debut on Tuesday. This move was a long time coming...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Travis Shaw Exceeding Expectations As Major League Hitter For Red Sox

Travis Shaw’s minor league numbers never suggested he’d be a .300 hitter in Major League Baseball, but alas, here we are. The Boston Red Sox third baseman hit five home runs with the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox in 2015, but something clicked when he moved up to the big leagues, and he hit 13 in just 65 games. Now, after beating Pablo Sandoval for the Red Sox’s starting third...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Only Bright Spot from Yesterday’s Red Sox Game

I don’t wanna talk about Craig Kimbrel or any of our relievers. The only takeaways I have interest in are as follows: 1. David Ortiz is nails 2. No one in baseball is as locked in as Xander Bogaerts right now. If X doesn’t make the All Star team this year, I riot. Hell, if half the Red Sox’ starting line-up isn’t there, I’m calling foul. Also: That is all. Enjoy your...
Via Surviving Grady
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Recap - Bullpen Melts Down Twice In Red Sox Loss

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterPhoto courtesy of Getty ImagesTommy Layne, Junichi Tazawa and Craig Kimbrel (pictured) combined to allow six runs in 1.2 innings as the Red Sox fell to the Blue Jays 10-9 on Saturday at Rogers Centre.Rick Porcello atarted for Boston going 6.2 innings. He gave up four runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out five. He's now pitched into the...
Via RedSoxLife
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Clay Buchholz In No Mood To Talk About Move To Red Sox’s Bullpen

On Friday, Boston Red Sox right-hander Clay Buchholz was moved to the bullpen after posting a 6.35 ERA through his first 10 starts of the 2016 season. Naturally, he does not sound particularly pleased about the demotion. Buchholz did not speak with the media Friday after Red Sox manager John Farrell announced the move, and he again declined comment before Saturday’s game against...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Recap - Donaldson Too Much For Red Sox

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterPhoto courtesy of the Associated PressJosh Donaldson had four hits, including a pair of home runs, and drove in five runs as the Toronto Blue Jays topped the Red Sox 7-5 at Rogers Centre.Boston starting pitcher Joe Kelly (pictured) was largely ineffective allowing five runs on nine hits and three walks in 4.2 innings. He struck out eight in the no...
Via RedSoxLife
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Decide: Clay Buchholz Is Headed To The Bullpen

The Red Sox did indeed make a decision on Clay Buchholz today—he will work out of the bullpen for the foreseeable future. The assignment will take affect immediately, as the tall righty will be in that capacity tonight at Rogers Centre (AKA SkyDome). Eduardo Rodriguez will likely take over what would have been Buchholz's next start in Baltimore on Tuesday.
Via FenwayNation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Wade Boggs fight back tears as he gets his Red Sox number retired

Wade Boggs played for three organizations during his 18-year career. But he cemented his Hall of Fame career with the Boston Red Sox. So it was only fitting that the franchise retired his iconic No. 26.Boggs was on hand Thursday for the pregame ceremony as he became the 10th player to have his number retired with the Red Sox.'I've come back home,'' Boggs said during the ceremony...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Xander Bogaerts Is Putting the Pieces Together

For a while there, it seemed like the healthy version of Troy Tulowitzki was the best shortstop in baseball. That’s the guy the Blue Jays wanted to trade for, but Tulowitzki has entered a decline period, vacating the positional throne. And now things are kind of complicated. It doesn’t actually matter in any real way who you rank No. 1, among shortstops, but there’s plenty...
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Wade Boggs doesn’t give a crap as he wore Yankees ring during ’86 Red Sox ceremony

Wade Boggs is pushing the boundaries what’s acceptable in the New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox rivalry. The Hall of Fame third baseman spent a decade of his illustrious career with the Red Sox before jumping ship to the rival Yankees in the mid 90’s, where he won his first and only World Series. Boggs is ultimately considered a Red Sox legend. When the team held a ceremony honoring...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 46 Recap: Red Sox 10, Rockies 3

Steven Wright puts up another solid start. The Red Sox lineup puts up another double-digit run total. Ho hum. Top Play (WPA) Blake Swihart had been going through a bit of a slump in his return to the majors, tallying just one single in his first three games. That changed on Wednesday night as he came through with the biggest hit of the game that really broke it open for Boston...
Via BP Boston
5 days ago  |  Discuss

From Suckboats to Duckboats: The 2016 Red Sox

Alright, I’m probably getting ahead of myself. But every night this Red Sox team pulls something out of its collective ass that gets me thinking we’re another day closer to the parade. For an idea of how good we’ve got it, consider the fact that Xander Bogaerts, our young, soon-to-be-All Star shortstop is leading the league in hits and batting .350 and in the middle of a 17...
Via Surviving Grady
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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