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Moving on quickly, Kimbrel makes quick work of Braves

As the weary Red Sox filtered into the lobby of their hotel at 5:30 a.m. ET on Monday, nobody felt worse about the situation than closer Craig Kimbrel. There was no way Kimbrel was going to keep his teammates at Turner Field any longer than they needed to be on Monday night.
7 days ago

Red Sox Notes: Joe Kelly, Craig Kimbrel Get Redemption In Win Vs. Orioles

BOSTON — Wednesday’s game might have been the pick-me-up the Red Sox’s rotation needed. While Joe Kelly’s start in Boston’s 4-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles, who had been undefeated, wasn’t perfect, it was a far cry from his first outing, during which he gave up seven runs over three innings. The right-hander’s secondary pitches were generating swings and misses,...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Dave Dombrowski: Craig Kimbrel Will Bounce Back Next Time On The Mound

Craig Kimbrel’s first appearance with the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park didn’t go as planned, but everyone has rough outings from time to time. It’s all about how you bounce back, and Kimbrel might get a chance to do just that as early as Tuesday night against the Baltimore Orioles. “It’s interesting because with Dennis (Eckersley) sitting over there, I remember having...
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Craig Kimbrel is making friends fast on Red Sox with these pricey gifts

Craig Kimbrel isn't taking any chances making friends being the new guy on the Red Sox. The flame-throwing closer struck out two in his Boston debut in the team's 6-2 win over the Indians on Tuesday.That should make his new teammates plenty happy. But then Kimbrel, who was acquired for prospects in November, sweetened the deal.Kimbrel bought his teammates personalized Movado watches...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Craig Kimbrel Gets Red Sox Personalized Watches As Opening Day Gift

Craig Kimbrel is one of the best closers in Major League Baseball, and apparently, he’s also one of the best teammates. The reliever made his Red Sox debut Tuesday, walking one and striking out two to preserve Boston’s 6-2 win over the Cleveland Indians, but that’s not the only reason his teammates were thanking him. Kimbrel also bought the Red Sox personalized Movado watches...
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Craig Kimbrel is Dominating Spring Training

(March 14, 2016 - Source: Leon Halip/Getty Images North America)Evan MarinofskyContributing WriterI know, I know: it's Spring Training. Numbers should be ignored whether they're good or bad.But Craig Kimbrel's numbers are just too good to sneeze at.In five innings of work this spring, he has nine strikeouts and no walks. He's also only given up one hit and that was in his first inning...
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March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Koji Uehara has funny crack about how long he will pitch

Koji Uehara isn’t planning his farewell tour just yet. Uehara, whose 2015 season ended prematurely because of a broken wrist, will turn 41 before Opening Day, but the Boston Red Sox reliever indicated Tuesday he still has no plans to retire. No retirement plans for @TeamUehara. "I will keep pitching unless I am terrible and no team wants me." Then he started laughing — Pete...
February 16, 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...
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November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees, Astros reportedly both pursuing Craig Kimbrel

By Joe Lucia San Diego Padres closer Craig Kimbrel could be on the move for the second time in four months. The Padres haven’t made any trades this July, yet are reportedly in discussions with multiple teams about multiple players, including Kimbrel. The teams hottest on Kimbrel? The AL East leading Yankees and AL West leading Astros. The Padres spoke overnight with both the...
Via The Outside Corner
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Why the Braves should deal Craig Kimbrel

As November turns into December, we have a pretty good idea of what most teams are attempting to do with their short-term futures. The Red Sox are going for it, obviously, and so are the Blue Jays. The White Sox seem like they’re trying to improve for 2015; the Phillies might finally be ready to accept that they need to start over. Teams like the Cubs, Dodgers and Yankees haven’t...
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December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

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