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Brad Ziegler named Red Sox closer with injuries

Despite being bitten by the injury bug, the Boston Red Sox’s bullpen still is in a pretty good position. Interim closer Koji Uehara was the latest to hit the disabled list on Wednesday after exiting Tuesday’s game having thrown just seven pitches with a right pectoral strain. He joined All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel and trusted reliever Junichi Tazawa. In their sted, Sox manager...
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Report: Padres, Wil Myers have mutual interest in contract extension

Wil Myers has been smashing the stuffing out of baseballs for the Padres this season, and both sides want to ensure that it stays that way for a while longer. According to a report by Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune on Friday, Myers and the Padres have mutual interest in a contract extension. “I love being here,” Myers was quoted as saying. “I do really, truly believe...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pomeranz traded to Red Sox for prospect Espinoza

The Boston Red Sox are in contention for a playoff spot in the American League, and they tried to solidify their postseason pursuit by adding Drew Pomeranz in a trade on Thursday. The Sox acquired Pomeranz in a trade with the San Diego Padres for Venezuelan pitching prospect Anderson Espinoza. Pomeranz pitched in Tuesday’s All-Star Game and is in the middle of his best season...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel has successful knee surgery, out 3 to 6 weeks

BOSTON -- Boston Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel had successful surgery on his left knee Monday to repair a medial meniscus tear.Kimbrel is expected to be out three to six weeks. The surgery was performed by Dr. Peter Asnis at Massachusetts General Hospital, according to the Red Sox, and Kimbrel should make a full recovery.Boston acquired Arizona closer Brad Ziegler on Saturday, hours...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Craig Kimbrel sidelined 3-6 weeks with knee injury, Koji Uehara to close

Craig Kimbrel will undergo left knee surgery and miss 3-6 weeks. Here, he says it all. Mark L. Baer/USA TODAY SportsThe Red Sox should consider placing a low voltage electric wire around Fenway Park’s in-play seats to prevent fan interference. Nothing crazy, just a little shock. The risk of being ejected isn't enough, we have to go Pavlovian. They should also consider a new pregame...
Via RedSoxLife
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Craig Kimbrel to undergo knee surgery, out 3-6 weeks

Sometimes, we must be reminded that Craig Kimbrel is indeed a mortal man. According to a report by Evan Drellich of the Boston Herald on Saturday, the Red Sox closer will undergo surgery to repair cartilage in his left knee and is expected to miss the next three to six weeks of action. Craig Kimbrel to have surgery to repair cartilage in left knee. Out 3-6 weeks — Evan Drellich...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Craig Kimbrel Takes Home Loss After Allowing Two-Run Double In Extra Innings

Criag Kimbrel’s last two relief appearances prior to Monday’s 3-1 loss in extra innings to the Chicago White Sox couldn’t have gone much better. But his third straight day of work was a different story. The Red Sox closer allowed two runs on two hits, including Jose Abreu’s eventual game-winning double, before being pulled after 2/3 innings of work in the 10th. Hear what...
June 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Craig Kimbrel pranks Eduardo Rodriguez with seeds

Craig Kimbrel is all business when he takes the mound, staring down opposing batters from his signature hunched-over stance before unleashing one of the hardest fastballs in Major League Baseball. But when he doesn’t have the ball in his hand, the Boston Red Sox closer can be quite the prankster, as he showed Tuesday night. During a game against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway...
June 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Craig Kimbrel Turning Season Around After Rocky Start To Red Sox Career

Craig Kimbrel didn’t get off to the best of starts with the Boston Red Sox, but his recent stats show him moving in the right direction. Kimbrel has lowered his ERA to 2.65 entering Tuesday’s game against the Kansas City Royals, and he’s allowed one hit and zero runs in eight appearances since blowing a save against the Houston Astros on April 24. Hear NESN’s Dave O’Brien...
May 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Red Sox acquire Craig Kimbrel for four minor leaguers

One day after I wrote about the relief market developing quickly with respect to Darren O’Day, Ken Rosenthal reported that the Red Sox acquired veteran closer Craig Kimbrel from the Padres. In return, San Diego gets four young players: Infielders Carlos Asuaje and Javy Guerra, outfielder Manuel Margot, and left-handed pitcher Logan Allen The Padres traded for Kimbrel less...
Via The Outside Corner
November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

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